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Whitmer: ‘All roads to the White House lead through Michigan’

OK, we're not saying that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reads the Michigan Advance every morning. But she was on the same page as our top...

Susan J. Demas: The road to the White House runs through...

I cut my political reporting teeth on the Iowa caucuses a couple decades ago. And I'll admit that I have a soft spot for a...

Rick Haglund: Michigan’s auto industry faces historic changes

Who needs economic diversification? We’re the auto state, baby! That’s essentially the message Michigan has been sending to the world in the past decade since...

Alex Rossman: Michigan’s budget should address racial inequality

I was going to write this for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Then I was going to write this for Black History Month. But...

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...

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