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Susan J. Demas: Business leaders should call GOP’s bluff on Whitmer’s...

It’s almost springtime in Michigan, which means that it’s time for another glorious season of pothole roulette. Nobody really denies that our roads are in...

Susan J. Demas: Open the Legislature and governor up to FOIA...

If you’d like to find out what key politicians are really up to in Michigan, good luck. Our campaign finance laws are a joke. And...

Tom Watkins: ‘Our Muslim Neighbors’ teaches us about humanity

I knew Victor Ghalib Begg through various civic and public boards where we crossed paths over the years. On Sept. 11, 2001, we were...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Bipartisan balance needed in Michigan’s budget

The Michigan League for Public Policy has been working on our annual report for 2018, and in looking back on our highlights from last...

Susan J. Demas: Cox calls Whitmer ‘crazy,’ because it’s Trump’s GOP...

Former Gov. Rick Snyder wasn’t at the Michigan Republican Party state convention last weekend — and neither was his brand of civility politics. New party...

Rick Haglund: Amazon vs. everybody and Michigan’s place in tax break...

Good-government types are hailing the breakup of online retail giant Amazon and New York City as a long-awaited reckoning of the outrageous subsidies offered...

Alex Rossman: My view from the ICU: Everyone deserves quality health...

I’m writing this from a hospital room in the pediatric intensive care unit. One of my sweet little nine-month-old daughters (yes, twins!) is dealing...

Susan J. Demas: It’s a new day in Michigan, boys. Try...

Just after Christmas 2011, I was sitting in a tent in Arizona's Arrastra Mountains, enjoying the 20-degree chill and a much-needed break from covering politics...

Rick Haglund: Biz groups fighting Whitmer’s environmental agenda fail to see...

Republican leaders in the Legislature have pledged to work cooperatively with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on solving the tough issues facing the state. But apparently...

Tom Watkins: We must end mental health stigma to stop suicide

The news hit me hard. There was another apparent suicide and my heart sank. I did not know Travis Weber well; in fact, I believe...

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