Commentary


Trump has never shied away from launching ugly and personal attacks on his political opponents, but several comments and actions in recent months suggest a growing truth: that the former president is getting even stranger and more reckless in his behavior. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Trump’s Campaign is Getting Weird–Is He Losing It?

Trump has never shied away from launching personal attacks on his political opponents, but several comments and actions recently suggest a growing truth: that he's getting even more reckless.

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Op-Ed: Boosting Business in Kalamazoo Starts With Fixing Our Roads

Funding from the Biden administration’s Infrastructure law will "transform Kalamazoo’s downtown to be safer, more inviting, and more prosperous for local businesses," writes entrepreneur Kim Guess.

Alpena's DeAnn Roesner talks about how the Inflation Reduction Act will help her afford critical medications.
Opinion: “Seniors Finally Get Relief from High Drug Costs with the Inflation Reduction Act”

"I’m not the only senior forgoing filling their prescriptions; in fact I’m part of the one in four Americans who don’t take their medication as prescribed due to cost."

Cascade resident Becky Olson wants Michiganders to 'decline to sign' the Let MI Kids Learn petition.
Reader Opinion: The ‘Let MI Kids Learn’ Voucher-Like Plan Threatens Why We Moved to Michigan  

An investment in Michigan public education is an investment in Michigan overall. This investment in our public schools helps to attract talent, support industry, and boost real estate values. By Becky Olson CASCADE, Mich.—After touring the beautiful private religious school in our urban Chicago neighborhood, my husband and I sat at the dining room table...

Fixing Roads and Making Cars: 11 Michiganders to Remember From 2021

From a local man fighting for clean water to the head of a federal agency bringing electric vehicles to Michigan, these are the names you need to know.

Mourners grieve at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at Oxford High School, killing four students and wounding seven other people on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
I Grew Up in a Second Amendment Home. But These Are the Questions I’m Asking After Oxford’s Deadly Shooting.

We’re led to believe mass shootings are the cost of freedom, and the real issue lies elsewhere. But new policies are needed for a popular but age-old amendment—or we will continue to lose our children.

An aboveground section of Enbridge's Line 5 is pictured at the Mackinaw City pump station in 2016.
Michigan Doesn’t Need Line 5. So, Why is the Pipeline Driving Through Its Heart?

An oil pipeline has been driven through the heart of Michigan’s Great Lakes. Here’s why that’s dangerous, and why it’s unnecessary.