Stories tagged: "politics"

3 Things to Know About Denise Mentzer, Candidate for Michigan’s 61st House District (Mount Clemens, Sterling Heights, Clinton Twp.)

Denise Mentzer has been in working peoples' shoes. Now running for the Michigan House of Representatives, she's hoping to be a voice for them.

Making your conversation partner feel heard is important to change their mind.
10 Tips to a Civil Conversation—and Actually Changing Someone’s Mind

Family get-togethers can be contentious, especially when dinner time turns into a free-for-all debate with your kooky uncle from away. But our democracy was founded on our ability to have productive debates over pertinent issues.

Screenshots of Kristina Karamo's Twitter and Facebook posts
‘Anti-Semitic’ Conspiracy Theories: Republican Secretary of State Candidate Kristina Karamo Faces Criticism

A Michigan anti-hate organization says Karamo’s statements have “have anti-Semitism written all over them.”

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.

‘It’s Not Something You Decline’ Michigan’s Top Doc on Taking the Job

For years, Natasha Bagdasarian worked around the world, rolling with what life threw at her. Now, she’s back in Michigan as the state’s top doctor. 

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Filibuster FAQs: What Is This Senate Procedure and Why Does It Matter for You?

While it’s easy to tune out all the political noise, the future of this Senate procedure does directly affect you and your family.

In this image from video, Tracee Ellis Ross, serving as moderator, speaks during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)
‘Unbossed and Unbothered’: These Are the Black Women Who Paved the Way for Kamala Harris

The last time a Black woman’s name was nominated from a convention floor was 1972. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris hope to make it all the way to the White House.