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Susan J. Demas: After years of cutting Michigan to the bone,...

In 2011, I was having dinner with a big media executive on a day that teachers were protesting GOP then-Gov. Rick Snyder's budget cuts...

Rick Haglund: People aren’t moving from Michigan — but that’s not...

Michigan’s auto industry was built, in part, on the backs of hundreds of thousands of poor workers from the South who moved here in...

Susan J. Demas: Infighting, money woes could hurt 2020 progressive change...

Last year was a banner year for progressive ballot proposals in Michigan, with measures legalizing marijuana, going after gerrymandering and expanding voting rights all...

Detroit church visited by MLK, Malcolm X and Berry Gordy Jr....

A legendary Detroit church that hosted several historic events during the 1950s and 1960s has earned a National Park Service grant to assist in...

How students used social media and memes to change a University...

The University of Michigan has a long history of politically active movements, from the 1962 Port Huron Statement, the first-ever teach-in in 1965 and...

Susan J. Demas: Knowing what you don’t know is one of...

Last week marked the 18th anniversary of 9/11. I will never forget listening to a couple Iowa hard rock DJs try and figure out...

Noah Arbit: Why I founded the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus

American Jews have always excelled in community organizing. Some of the most prominent movement leaders of the past century have been Jewish: Saul Alinsky,...

U.S. House Democrats advance impeachment investigation 

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats edged closer to Thursday to launching formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.  The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-17 along...

Michigan leaders remember 9/11

On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Michigan officials remembered the almost 3,000 people who were killed in New York and Washington,...

Ex-NYT labor reporter: Trump has ‘not made America great again’ for...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has “not made America great again for American workers,” a former longtime New York Times labor reporter told an...

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