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Susan J. Demas: Trump’s crazy 2 weeks underscore just how much...

President Donald Trump is diverting disaster funds during hurricane season to his precious border wall. Migrant children are being raped, falling ill and dying...

Column: When you fix those damn roads, include mobility for all

Michigan has a transportation funding problem, and it’s been with us for years. We don’t invest enough in our system, and when we do,...

Column: How the government can steal your stuff: 6 questions about...

Should someone wearing a badge have the power to relieve a suspected drug dealer of his Maserati on the spot without giving him an...

Apocalypse watch: New West Michigan school designed with hiding spots in...

As Republicans continue to refuse to solve America's gun problem, desperate parents are sending their kids off to school in bulletproof backpacks. And now a...

John Knappmann: We need real solutions for surprise medical billing

Michiganders need relief when it comes to surprise medical billing.  Fortunately, Congress finally seems to be taking action as it inches toward a legislative solution....

Susan J. Demas: Republicans don’t want to give Whitmer a victory...

For decades, powerful Michigan business groups have led the anti-tax charge, warning that any increase would surely tank the economy. During every downturn, they've blamed...

Rick Haglund: What’s behind Patterson’s economic legacy in Oakland County

Within hours of his death on Aug. 3, journalists served up two stark portraits of controversial Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Some condemned Patterson...

Alex Rossman: Public charge rule attacks immigrants and American values

In my 20-year career, I thought I had seen all of the tricks, maneuvers and strategies in the political procedure book.  But President Donald Trump...

Column: All public universities get private money, but some get much...

U.S. universities raised nearly $47 billion in the academic fiscal year that ended in mid-2018. This new record haul marked a 7% increase from...

Emily Durbin: Gun violence is preventable and it’s up to Michigan...

Americans have experienced so many mass shootings that we have a familiar ritual of how unspeakable tragedies are reported and how their impacts are...

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