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Ron Bieber: Labor looks ahead after big wins in 2018

The 2018 midterm election was an important one for the labor movement — and not just nationally, but also at the state level here...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Whitmer will reconnect parties, policy and people

My body may have been cold on Jan. 1, but my heart couldn’t have been warmer as I had the honor of being one...

Tom Watkins: Whitmer needs to prepare Michigan for the AI revolution

Michigan’s new governor, Gretchen Whitmer, is smart, politically savvy and knowledgeable. She also has 10 million constituents to serve — many who want advise...

John Knappmann: Worthy helming Flint investigation would bring fairness, transparency

In one of her first acts, Attorney General Dana Nessel asked Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to look at the Flint Water Crisis investigation...

Susan J. Demas: Nice girls don’t say ‘vagina’ … or ‘motherfucker’

As exhilarating at 2018’s pink wave election was for feminists — those who believe in the radical notion that women are people  — we...

Susan J. Demas: Into the Snyder-verse: The guv’s Lame Duck act...

What can you say about Michigan’s manic, marathon Lame Duck session except that it could have been worse? As Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to...

Angela Vasquez-Giroux: It’s time to listen to women in politics

A little over a year ago, I was the communications director tasked with submitting two video scripts to be filmed by Dana Nessel, who...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Bipartisan compromise on Farm Bill yields big results...

Staff for the Michigan League for Public Policy, a Lansing-based organization advocating for health, racial equity and economic security issues, contribute a biweekly column...

Susan J. Demas: Snyder’s next act hinges on his Lame Duck...

Rick Snyder is a man with a plan. He always has been. That’s part of how he rose from being raised in a modest...

Amanda Stitt: In 2018, more politicians decided to ‘be themselves’ on...

The rise of digital media means people expect unfettered and immediate access to celebrities, their friends and political candidates. If you don’t keep up,...

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