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Rick Haglund: GM’s road to the future of electric vehicles could...

Brett Smith has long thrown shade on automakers’ predictions about how soon Americans will be driving cars and trucks powered by something other than...

Jeff Timmer: All things must pass: Shirkey shows nearly 4 decades...

The Republicans wrested majority control of the Michigan Senate following two January 31, 1984, special elections — and they’ve held it ever since.  Eight men...

Susan J. Demas: Michigan Republicans have radicalized — and there’s nothing...

The national media has gotten wise this week to GOP Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey palin' around with militia leaders, calling the pro-Trump U.S....

Ron Bieber: Congress and Biden should act on an agenda for...

It was quite a relief to see President Joe Biden assume office and immediately take essential, decisive steps to make our country stronger, kinder...

Column: People with disabilities can’t be left behind during the pandemic

Elected officials must do more to protect people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten months ago, the World Health Organization issued concerns that people...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: We can’t let 2020 be Michigan’s best year...

Bipartisanship might not feel very plausible right now, and in fact, seems to be getting more far-fetched by the day.  I had planned to use...

Rick Haglund: Can rural economies be saved?

As part of her $5.6 billion COVID-19 recovery plan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced she was creating an Office of Rural Development to tackle...

Column: The Trump next time

Before we Americans undertake gymnastic contortions patting ourselves on the back for heading off an autocratic insurrection that would have nullified the presidential election,...

Laura Packard: I was blocked on Twitter by the president. But...

Three and a half years ago, former President Donald Trump blocked me on Twitter. After the Jan. 6 attack on our democracy, he has...

Susan J. Demas: A Biden presidency offers a return to normalcy....

Two weeks after barbarians stormed the People's House with Confederate and Trump flags, Nazi slogans and guns, on the hunt for the vice president,...

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