Commentary


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A Ticking Time Bomb: How the Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline Disaster Would Happen

Just six miles from Mackinac Island is an environmental disaster waiting to happen.

Wolves Are Finally off the Endangered List. Will Michigan Start Shooting Them Now?

Republicans are experiencing the Little Red Riding Hood effect and Michigan’s grey wolves are paying the price.

Republican-led Michigan Legislature's Speaker Lee Chatfield
Kalamazoo Refuses to Work With Business Group Over Homophobic CEO Hire

This organization hired an anti-LGBTQ former politician as CEO. Kalamazooians aren't having it.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Michigan Republicans Have Held Back COVID Relief for Two Weeks

Money to help smooth vaccine distribution, keep Michiganders in homes, and help schools during the pandemic is waiting in Lansing. Republicans won't spend it.

FLINT, MI - OCTOBER 31: Supporters listen in their cars as former President Barack Obama speaks during a drive-in campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Northwestern High School on October 31, 2020 in Flint, Michigan. Biden is campaigning with former President Obama on Saturday in Michigan, a battleground state that President Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016.
Healing America Can Start With Healing Michiganders’ Injuries From Injustice and Apathy

Healing the soul of America isn't just about displays of political unity, but about addressing deep wounds from the past four years.

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist opens the states Electoral College session at the state Capitol, December 14, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. - Joe Biden's US election victory was set for formal confirmation by the Electoral College, further closing the door on angry efforts by President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 vote.
Here’s How Michigan Could Help End the Electoral College

An archaic system that has for centuries held back true democracy in the United States has now fueled violence in the halls of the Capitol itself.

Reps Bergman, McClain and Walberg
Three Michigan Reps Have Blood on Their Hands From Their Votes to Overturn Election Results

As the dust settled on Capitol Hill, three Michigan Republicans voted to reject the election results—including their own victories.