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Column: Senate GOP COVID-19 relief plan is light on ‘relief,’ low...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spent a portion of her COVID-19 briefing this week criticizing the long-awaited U.S. Senate Republicans’ COVID relief package that proved to...

Jeff Timmer: Trump’s cult of chaos is undermining your right to...

“If you have a reasonable excuse, just a reasonable excuse, you should be able to vote by mail-in.” That was President Donald J. Trump during...

Column: Public health and systemic racism are on the ballot in...

The intertwined pandemics of racism and coronavirus have been deadly for Black Americans, showing clearly that our biased criminal justice system and our racial...

Column: School funding must be prioritized as we make up lost...

As members of the Return to Learn Advisory Committee appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office, we are pleased with the framework that was presented...

Column: We don’t need fear-mongering about mail-in voting. We need the...

Calls from Republicans, starting with President Trump, are being made to slow down the progress toward voting by mail. Just a few days ago,...

Column: Here’s our new legislative partnership to fight racism and anti-Semitism 

The murder of George Floyd has exposed what many who grow up facing discrimination already knew: This nation still has a long way to go to eradicate...

Column: Michigan legislators should heed the Constitution on school funding, in...

The Michigan Constitution, like its federal counterpart, was written to stand the test of time. It outlines, in largely broad form, the rights of...

Column: We must advocate for international and undocumented students 

On July 6, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced changes to international student regulations, mandating that international students must leave the United States if...

Susan J. Demas: The coronavirus crisis shows now is the time...

America has blown past every country in the coronavirus pandemic, with almost 4 million cases and more than 140,000 deaths. If you want to know...

Column: Michigan’s future will be shaped in classrooms. Our budget should...

COVID-19 has devastated far too many families in Michigan and across America, from illness to layoffs. And now budget discussions may leave many of...

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