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November 28, 2014

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Uber |
Ride-Sharing Services Revolutionizing Private Transport more


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Turnout |
Michigan Democrats score quiet victories. more


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Thanksgiving and Homeless |
It hurts to be homeless. | more


November 21, 2014

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Same Ol’ (Electoral) Issue, Different Day… |
Democrats seem to have a hammerlock on the state’s electoral votes. more


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Viewpoint: Conservative Support for Gay Marriage |
In the ten long years since Prop 2 passed, our state’s landscape has shifted. more


November 14, 2014

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Snyder’s Second Act |
What does the governor do next? more


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The Miraculous Machine |
Has a lone inventor discovered a new energy source that government and university labs missed? | more

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Election Mechanics |
Republicans win by fixing the rules of the game? | more

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Trending Right |
So is Michigan really Red, or Blue in disguise? | more

November 7, 2014

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Bridge to China Continues With Snyder’s Re-election |
Snyder’s re-election will continue to strengthen relationship with China. | more


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The “Accidental Congressman’s” Final Chapter |
Bentivolio didn’t set out to have a political career. more


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Viewpoint: The Issue of “Its” in Auto Sales |
Any motor vehicle manufacturer must use franchised dealers to distribute their vehicles. more


October 31, 2014

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Congressman Mike Bishop? |
Matty Moroun is thrilled at the prospect. more


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As Election Days Nears |
Reflect on “Freedom and Democracy”
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Identifying Priorities |
West Michigan’s business voice continues to grow. | more

October 23, 2014

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Congressman Upton’s Biennial Battle |
Upton’s hold on his voters may be slipping. more


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The Truth About Super PAC’S |
A Closer Look at “Soft Money” and “Issue Ads” more


October 17, 2014

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Watching Government Work |
The I-96 Rebuild.
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Let Them Eat Cake |
Are DIA executive raises justified? more


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When Opportunity Knocks |
Here’s a list of questions for candidates. more


October 10, 2014

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Snyder vs. Schauer: Tech Wars Will Determine Outcome. |
The GOP had 225,000 Michigan voters who simply stayed home in the 2010 election. | more

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The Great Debate About No Debates |
Bottom line: Michigan can’t be considered competitive anymore. more


October 3, 2014

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Her Own Person |
Mrs. Dingell has a slightly different agenda. more


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Standing On the Shoulders of Jon Garrett |
Jon Who?
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Minimizing Risk |
Hopefully U of M research videos won’t become Straits of Mackinac reality. | more

September 26, 2014

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Decisions Really Do Have Consequences! |
No Michigan governor has been defeated in a bid for a second term reelection since 1962. more


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How to Properly Disclose Contributions |
It’s time for timely disclosure of independent expenditures. | more

September 19, 2014

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Protecting Interns? |
Rep. David Knezek & MSU senior Matt Marks are on a crusade to provide unpaid workers with a remedy to sexual harassment. more


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NFL |
No Fat Lips –or other violence against women. | more


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Winning at Small Ball |
It’s time for timely disclosure of independent expenditures. | more

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Hunting The Elusive Independent |
Are independents election deciders or an irrelevant minority? | more

September 12, 2014

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Why Are MI Voters Denied Debates?
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“The people of Michigan should demand that candidates square off.” more

September 05, 2014

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A State Leader: Jim Haveman |
Health and leadership do matter. | more


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Community Benefits |
How will Detroit’s new bridge affect Delray? more

August 28, 2014

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Addiction, Depression and Recovery |
Tragedy forces us to deal with pain. | more


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Kick Off. |
The line ups are set for the Fall 2014 general election campaign season. more

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The Fabric of Out State |
Environmental issues make the front pages – but not the political front burner. | more

August 22, 2014

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Bill Milliken’s Impression |
The trailblazing former governor continues to affect Michigan politics and policy. | more

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Don’t Bet on It. |
Despite clear urgency, don’t count on a legislative solution for Michigan’s crumbling roads and infrastructure. more

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Never Tired of Learning |
China’s precious “exports” come to Michigan. | more

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Water Fluoridation |
Debate Hits Up North Communities –Is it safe or not? | more

August 15, 2014

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The Politics of Scandals and Bridges |
Governor Snyder’s administration remains largely scandal free until now. more

August 8, 2014

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Can’t Buy Me Love |
Money is great, but money and breadth of support is greater. | more

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Abandonment |
Veterans are being betrayed and put off by the City of Detroit. more

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A Rising City/State – A Rising County |
From the Great Lakes to the Great Wall. | more

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Phoenix Friendship House |
Where the Goal of Recovery Makes You Part of the Club. | more

August 1, 2014

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From Longshot to Underdog, Schauer Marches On |
Democrats are motivated because they are angry. more

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The Detroit Little Engine That Could |
The M-1 rail project is a great start! | more

July 25, 2014

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Buskers Under Assault |
TheStreet performers battle Traverse City over permit fees. | more

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Senior Status |
Avern Cohn becomes Detroit’s longest serving federal judge next week. more

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Standing Tall |
Doing nothing is not an American value. | more

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Contentiousness and Decorum |
Legislative Voices in Two Parts. | more

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The News About The News |
MaMainstream Media vs. Opinionators | more

July 18, 2014

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McCotter’s Legacy: A Tangled Political Mess |
The 14th congressional district is anything but simple. more

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Common Campaign Finance and Reporting Mistakes |
How to Avoid Error & Omission Notices more

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Chinese Culture Makes a Global Splash |
China is sending us much more than the cheap presents we find under our Christmas trees. | more

July 11, 2014

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Do Over |
Clean up the charter school mess. | more

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Can Land Reverse Momentum? |
Don’t Bet on It. more

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Enjoying the Road Less Traveled |
Pure Michigan exists in Allegan County. | more



July 4, 2014

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Could Warren Evans Rescue Wayne County? |
Regional consolidation is essential to the county’s future. more

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Strong Schools Require a “Yes” Vote on Proposal 1! |
The good news is that there is no organized opposition. | more

June 27, 2014

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Michigan’s 14th Congressional District |
Who would be the most effective successor to Gary Peters? more

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EAA –A New Beginning |
The need for educational reform remains. | more

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Democracy Deformed |
How partisan redistricting distorts the will of voters. | more

June 20, 2014

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How Edsel and Willow Run Won the War |
There was a time when Detroit saved America. more

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Mental Health Funding Shell Game |
State’s most vulnerable people are at risk | more

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Wayne County To The Rescue |
A saga of the road kill bike. | more

June 13, 2014

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Carping about Carbon Emissions |
Obama’s proposed rule change is a winner for Michigan. | more

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The Grand Bargain |
Will Detroit pensioners give the city a chance to start anew? more

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Chinese Business Association: Creating Jobs and Investment in Michigan |
Michigan’s leaders are building our state for our children’s future — not our past. | more

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Mental Health General Fund |
What happened to the Promise? | more

June 6, 2014

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Schauer and Land got Lost on the Island |
Democrats face an uphill battle in most midterm elections. more

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A Conversation with Saginaw Township Clerk Shirley Wazny |
Inforum President and CEO more

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The Power of Listening |
Lets not shy away from the stories of struggle and challenge. | more

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Detroit Regional Chamber Conference Sparks Statewide Interest |
There is no simple solution to bringing back the city. | more

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Policy Conference: Problem Solving Trumped Politics |
The synergy created recently at the Mackinac Policy Conference was intense. | more

May 30, 2014

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Bleeding Green |
Lou Anna Simon is MSU’s atypical university president. more

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How Much is Too Much? |
Massive water withdrawals in northern Michigan are raising questions. | more

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Engaging Lawmakers |
West Michigan builds political clout. | more

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Fundraising Basics |
PAC’s and Candidate Committees more

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A Father’s Pain |
A Life’s Mission more

May 23, 2014

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Macomb Community College Breaks Through! |
Macomb Community College creates a model that leads to jobs. more

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The China Connection– Building Bridges for a Lifetime |
Working together, the world will be a better place. | more

May 16, 2014

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Dome Interviews House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel |
Everything from fundraising to the NITC, MEDC and DEQ more

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Loss of Clout |
How Detroit’s wealth and power moved to the suburbs. more

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Something Stinks in China |
China’s dirt can produce jobs and opportunity in Michigan. | more

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A Different Model For Legislating |
Will the new system work? | more

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Bad Optics |
Where’s the ethics platform? | more

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1/68 |
Some perspective regarding the newly released autism prevalence rates. | more

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Poor People Treated Poorly |
Michigan needs to address its challenges in serving the homeless mentally ill. | more

May 9, 2014

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Dome Interviews House Minority Leader Greimel |
A “Deep Dive” into Policy and Minority Leadership more

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The Epic Story of John Conyers |
Don’t expect a memoir anytime soon. more


May 2, 2014

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Bolger Talks Election and “Lame Duck” |
Dome’s interview with Speaker Jase Bolger continues… more

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Election Reform |
The current system cannot be trusted. more

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A False Choice In Charter School Debate |
Quality needs to be injected into all schools. | more

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Protect the Promise |
The Healthy Michigan rollout leaves a hole in the CMH service safety net. | more

April 25, 2014

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Bolger Speaks Out on his Pension and Road Proposals |
The first in a series of Dome “deep dives” into specific issues more

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The “Grand Bargain”….or Bust! |
Retiree pensions still uncertain. more

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A Conversation with Senator Gretchen Whitmer |
Inforum president and CEO more

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Schlafly Syndrome Redux |
Sometimes legislation is the only remedy. | more

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Michigan Environmental Protection Shifted Over 50 Years |
less focus on strengthening and protecting Michigan’s environment. | more

April 18, 2014

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Green Versus Green |
Environmentalists are blocking clean energy projects in the Great Lakes region. | more

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The Best Politicians Money Can Buy |
The price tag for Congress continues to climb. more

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Committees Demystified |
Understanding common state political committees more

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Let’s Restore the Promise |
General Fund cuts still threaten the state’s community mental health safety net. more

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Beyond the Fake Interpreter |
The voice of the Deaf community is not being heard in Lansing. more

April 11, 2014

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More Campaign Finance Deregulation |
Judges are poorly equipped to know the corrupting nature of money in politics. | more

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Will Dems Play the “Race Card” This Year? |
One might think tokenism ought to be out of date. more

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Autism Awareness is Everyone’s Business |
April is Autism awareness month. | more


March
April 4, 2014

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The Highest CallingThe Highest Calling |
Can Phil Cavanagh clean up Wayne County? more

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Stabenow Makes The World A Better Place |
The Senate passes landmark mental health legislation. | more


March 28, 2014

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Why Totten is Challenging Schuette for A.G. |
He has a platform, a remarkable record, and ideas. more

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First Lady Builds Bridges: One Value—and One Student—at a Time |
First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother and her daughters Malia and Sasha visit China. | more

March 21, 2014

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Babies At Risk |
The Michigan Legislature is starving the state’s premier medical research program. more

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The Dalai Lama’s Dance |
The tension between China and the U.S. always heats up around Tibet. | more

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Northern Michigan’s Domestic Labor Shortage |
Staffing resort businesses is no easy feat even for Mackinac’s Grand Hotel. | more

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Disasters |
Emergencies provide both pitfalls and opportunities to elected leaders. | more

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Seniority, Term Limits and Realpolitik |
Seniority continues to prove valuable to Michigan. | more


March 14, 2014

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Same-Sex Marriage Ban On the Ropes? |
Expert testimony hardly unbiased. more

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Selecting Your Campaign or PAC Treasurer |
A Checklist of What Your Treasurer Needs to Know more

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The “R” Word Hurts! |
Lt.Gov Calley and The Michigan Legislature Buried It! | more

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The Broken Promise of the Healthy Michigan Plan |
Implementing it cuts funding by $38.7 million. more

March 7, 2014

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America’s Moral Laryngitis |
What happens In China does not stay in China. | more

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What Are They Thinking?! |
So much for serving the interests of the people. more

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Raising the Roof |
Why the need for increased contribution limits? | more

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Age-Trashing |
My knees hurt but my brain is still okay. | more

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Major Changes in Michigan Since 2010 |
Some Personal Reflections | more

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Culture is Critical |
Serving the Needs of American Indians. | more

February 28, 2014

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Miller Takes on Carp; Sheffield Targets Conyers |
Asian carp are a serious threat to everything that matters about the Great Lakes. more

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Improving Detroit/Wayne County Mental Health Services |
A Mental Health Tune-up. | more

February 21, 2014

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Is the UAW Dead Yet? |
Is the United Auto Workers union doomed? more

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Privacy |
Does Lansing care? | more

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China Goes Soft |
Look for far more Chinese social & media influence in the years ahead. | more

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Maximizing Regional Political Influence |
The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance forges ahead after 10 years. | more

February 14, 2014

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Impact of Changes to the MI Campaign Finance Act |
Four things Committees Need to Know more

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“Farm Bill” Politics at MSU |
Shunning the President may have been both rude and stupid. more

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Hometown Pride: Stabenow and Duggan seed MI Jobs |
Agriculture is critical to Michigan’s economy. | more

February 7, 2014

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Jack Faxon Questions Detroit Pension Cuts |
The implications may stretch far beyond the Motor City. more

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Quality Mental Health Treatment–A Global Need |
Resources Need To Be Paired With Policy | more

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A Conversation with Senator Tonya Schuitmaker |
Inforum president and CEO more

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Dome Welcomes Lisa Farnum! |
Lisa Farnum, MPP, President of Honeycutt Executive Resources, LLC more

January 31, 2014

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L. Brooks Patterson vs. The Republican Taliban |
What is the Oakland Executive’s future in the Age of Agema? more

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Pass the Excellence in Mental Health Act |
Identification, Treatment Can Prevent Senseless Tragedy. | more

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Mental Health Needs a Seat at Governor Snyder’s Table |
We need to take care of Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens first. | more

January 24, 2014

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John Hertel: Michigan’s Latest Transit Victim? |
Can the RTA’s fast bus system get up and running? more

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A Pro-Immigration Governor: Ideas to Grow Jobs And Investment |
Let’s make Michigan a place where people are welcome. | more

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Mental Health Goes Mobile |
A look at virtual counseling. | more

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The Midwest’s Global Trade: The “Canadian Advantage” |
Building new infrastructure and stopping job-killing protectionism. | more

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Connie and Patty |
Two women that deserve the recognition. | more

January 17, 2014

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Bad Karma |
Don’t hold your breath on local control returning to Detroit. more

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Giving Children Something To Smile About |
A smile is a terrible thing to waste. | more

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Enbridge Under the Straits |
The Mackinac pipeline is a Great Lakes ticking time bomb. | more

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Following Up |
What has become of fracking regulation and disclosure of dark money sponsors in Michigan? | more

January 10, 2014

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The Governor’s Challenge |
Snyder seems to have lost many of the independents who supported him four years ago. more


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State Capitol New Year Resolutions/Revolutions |
May Michigan cover positive ground and produce exceptional results in the new year. | more

January 3, 2014
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A 21st Century Miracle |
Pope Francis is a Catholic leader worthy of following. | more

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Dark Money Hogwash |
Snyder broke his word with a ludicrous excuse. more

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Blinded by Transparency |
If the Duck Dynasty calls, don’t answer. | more

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The Children’s Center |
Pay for mental health now –or pay later. | more

December 27, 2013

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2014 Election Still Far Off |
Where will Detroit and Michigan be one year from now? more

December 20, 2013

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Options and Opportunities |
Glenda Price tackles Detroit’s blight. more

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A mind is a terrible things to waste. | more

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It Truly Takes A Village |
For Detroit to come back we must invest in its neighborhoods and youth. | more

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Birthers from the Twilight Zone |
What is it with the Birthers? | more

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I’m Listening. |
Can You Hear Me? | more

December 13, 2013

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Sea Change: Conflict in East China |
The escalating standoff is fearfully reminiscent of the Cold War era. | more

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What Happened to the New Bridge? |
There’s still one more hurdle. more

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A Conversation with SC Justice McCormack |
Inforum president and CEO more

December 6, 2013

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree |
Should “Trolls” Have A Say On Wolf Management? | more

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Life Without Parole |
Should Michigan’s harshest sentence apply retroactively to minors? more

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Boon or Bust? |
Michigan Term Limits –20 Years Later. | more

November 29, 2013

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The Truth About the Auto Bailout |
Soon the taxpayers will no longer own a single share of General Motors. more

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Mayors Cause a Stir—Even in Traverse City |
Mayor Michael Estes pleads guilty to impaired driving. | more

November 22, 2013

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When Frank Kelley Met JFK… |
Half a century after the assassination, there are still many people who remember seeing or meeting John F. Kennedy. more

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Chinese Leaders: A “Mandate From Heaven?” |
China and the United States hold the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st century. | more

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Nurturing Michigan’s Most Important Relationship |
Ontario is Michigan’s best customer in the world. | more

November 15, 2013

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A Plan Up His Sleeve |
Detroiters place their bets on Mike Duggan for the city’s future. more

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Day of Restoration |
Mental health organizations help homeless populations. more

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Thirty Years of Control |
How and why the GOP has controlled the Michigan Senate for three decades. | more

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Speed Kills |
There are intended and unintended consequences of ramming a partisan judicial “reform” through the legislature in two weeks. | more

November 8, 2013

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Jocelyn Benson: Will She or Won’t She? |
I really want to be a voice for military families. more

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Michigan Becoming a Chinese Investment Magnet |
Real estate is cheap in Detroit. | more

November 1, 2013

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China Dan |
The beauty of boomerang youth. | more

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Complex Alliances |
Two of Michigan’s most conservative legislators seek to strengthen one of the state’s most progressive laws. more

October 25, 2013

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The Winning Formula in 2014? |
Remember: You read it here first! more

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China — PRC Turns 64 |
China’s rise to economic and military superpower status over the last thirty years is nothing short of remarkable. | more

October 18, 2013

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Open Space |
Up North residents want their summer towns back. | more

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Debt Default -The GOP’s Catastrophic Game |
Republicans are toying with disaster. more

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Community Mental Health – Adding Value, Making A Difference |
Support Senator Stabenow. Pass The Excellence in Mental Health Act. | more

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Fracking |
The battle over high-volume hydraulic fracturing has come to Michigan. | more

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Opening the Door |
An American student experiences promise and opportunity in China. | more


October 11, 2013

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Immigration – Detroit’s Solution? |
Immigrants are far more likely to be successful and start businesses than almost anyone else. more

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And Now, for What’s Really Important … |
That seventh month of baseball, the greatest gift of all. | more

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“Peers: The Voice and Face of Recovery” |
Peer support is on the rise here in Michigan. | more

October 4, 2013

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The Insanity of This. |
When it comes to adoption rights, Michigan is one of the five worst states in the country. more

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Minority Rule |
America goes bananas. | more

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Free the Lawyers! |
How much more “freedom” can Michigan stand? | more

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Newspapers Are Evolving… Not Dying. |
The MPA offers a contrasting view to Watkins’ claim of a dying press. | more

September 27, 2013

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November 2014 Could Be Full of Surprises! |
Without a strong top-of-the-ticket, it is hard to see how Democrats get to a majority. more

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Serving People In Need: Our Neighbors And Friends |
People In Need Of Mental Health Care and Support | more

September 20, 2013

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To Cherish Quiet Waters |
Michigan’s inland water heritage is at risk. | more

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Fracking |
The battle over high-volume hydraulic fracturing has come to Michigan. | more

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Hamtramck Preserved |
The struggle to save a rich heritage. more

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Killing The Press Kills Democracy |
Newspapers are dying across America. | more

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Keeping the Dust Down |
Dust control is spreading dirt with county road commissions. | more

September 13, 2013

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Gov. Snyder: Building a China Plan for the Long Haul |
Detroit makes Michigan a tough sell. | more

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‘Country of Origin Labeling’ Chills U.S.-Canada Trade Relations |
Disingenuous meat labeling is costing jobs. | more

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There are Two “Detroits” |
The real city is the total metropolitan area. more

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Gov Snyder “Gets” China and it is Paying Off for Michigan! |
China’s rise need not require Michigan’s demise. | more

September 6, 2013

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Michigan’s LBJ |
Democrats pin electoral hopes on fresh leadership. more

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Vocab Tunes |
A Michigan doctor and daughter team up to expand vocabulary… and learning. | more

August 30, 2013

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Caregivers Scrambling in Northern MI |
Healthcare providers and advocates across the state are asking for Medicaid expansion. | more

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Michiganders sound off on “Obamacare” |
What leaders and everyday people have to say about the ACA. | more

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Wayne County is More Corrupt Than Detroit! |
After the bankruptcy process is over, dissolve the city of Detroit—and the government of surrounding Wayne County. | more

August 23, 2013

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Michigan’s Own Living Legend: John Dingell |
The longest-serving member of Congress in history. | more

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Immigrants – Helping To Fill A Void In Detroit |
Out of pain comes strength. | more

August 16, 2013

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The New International Trade Crossing |
A means to boost Detroit-and-area employment at a critical time. | more

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Outside the Comfort Zone |
Detroiters look to a non-traditional candidate to fix the city. | more

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“The Problem of China” |
The world is boiling. | more

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Really, Roy? |
Chutzpah, is thy name Schmidt? | more

August 9, 2013

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Two Peninsulas a World Apart |
The biggest cities in Michigan’s two peninsulas are really in utterly different worlds. | more

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Detroit and Michigan: Hope lost in Tsunamis, Replaced by Teardrops |
It is now time to make Detroit and Michigan the come back story of the century | more

August 2, 2013

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Stabenow’s Farm Bill |
Michigan’s junior senator has become the hero of American agriculture. | more

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To Feel Shame is to Approach Courage |
Detroit Can Learn From China and tap its resources to build anew. | more

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Enbridge Under the Straits |
Protesters remind Michiganders of an oil pipeline that threatens the Great Lakes. | more

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Take Two Aspirins and Vote for Me in the Morning |
It’s time for pharmaceutical style truth in political advertising. | more

July 26, 2013

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After Bankruptcy, What’s Next? |
Nobody knows when things will return to normal. | more

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Reinventing Michigan |
There are important policy areas where the Governor is leading. | more

July 19, 2013

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“The Conversation” |
The rules about race in America need to change. | more

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Rethinking Michigan’s Public Education System |
The state superintendent proposes a major restructuring of local school districts. | more

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Appearing for the People |
The stories of Michigan’s first female prosecutors. | more

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Another Painful Period in Texas |
Austin sees tampons as a bigger threat than firearms. | more

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Into the Dark |
Anonymous money in Michigan Elections. | more

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The Michigan Connection |
A hostage held in Beijing is released through media involvement. | more

July 12, 2013

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Heart and Soul |
There is no public record of whose contributions paid for the issue advertising. | more

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The Charter Debate |
We Need Quality And Accountability in ALL Schools– Charter And Traditional | more

July 5, 2013

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Freedoms That Matter |
Celebrate the Independence Day with Pride! | more

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Heart and Soul |
Can Mike Duggan overcome the challenges of a write-in primary? | more

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By the Numbers |
I’m getting confused about democracy. | more

June 28, 2013

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Locked Up And Left Alone At School |
Michigan, we can do better by our children. | more

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Democrat Mark Schauer Takes on the “Nerd” |
The Congressman wants to become the first Michigander in half a century to defeat an incumbent governor. | more

June 21, 2013

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Many are Called, and I Wasn’t Chosen |
The experience of serving on a jury is elusive, even for willing citizens. | more

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Governor Bernero |
How would Virg have been different? | more

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Preparing Quality Teachers for our Future |
Should there be “charter” colleges of education? | more

June 14, 2013

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1961 “Freedom Riders” Revisited |
Few students today have ever heard of the Freedom Riders. | more

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China’s Growing Role in Michigan |
Surprised? Not When You Understand the Story… | more

June 07, 2013

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The Talent Gap |
A mismatch between available jobs and available workers threatens Michigan’s economy. | more

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Finding Balance for Education: Sensible Reform & Targeted Funding |
It’s time to go from Proposal A to Proposal A+. | more

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Culture Change |
Rick Snyder exemplifies the struggle going on beneath the surface for the soul of the GOP. | more

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I Could Have Told You Vincent |
What happens to communities after emergency financial management? | more

May 31, 2013

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Watching Loved Ones Suffer is Painful |
Mental health professionals call for change. | more

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Mackinac Island: Boom or Bust? |
Today, politics are in a strange state of upheaval. | more

May 24, 2013

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The Historical Commission’s Bumpy Road |
Exactly one century ago, Detroit was a prosperous and fast-growing city on the move. | more

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Food For Thought On Mackinac Island |
Michigan’s system of governance is structured for the past, not the future. | more

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“Twenty-Something” Entrepreneurs Return To Northern Michigan |
Young adults are returning home, often to create their own opportunities. | more



May 17, 2013

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The Canary in the Coal Mine |
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste. | more


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Voter Disenfranchisement |
Gerrymandering, term limits and one-party districts are obstructing democratic government in Michigan. | more

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A Determined Effort to Crush Quality Education |
The EAA responds to Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton’s claims. | more

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M&M: Front-Page News |
Meth and marijuana are jockeying as the drug of choice on the front pages of Michigan newspapers. | more

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Ms. White’s Dilemma |
Will a Former Prosecutor Diminish the Impact of the Citizens United Decision? | more



May 10, 2013

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The EAA Continues to Raise Questions |
One potentially troubling revelation that has surfaced so far is that the EAA is anything but financially solvent. | more

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Obama’s Gun Restrictions |
The city’s future hinges on the pace of evolution beyond the protest de jour. | more

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An Oakland County Woman On The Move |
Liz Bauer is a human rights advocate driving change. | more


May 3, 2013

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Hedging His Bets |
Why would Dave Bing want more of Detroit? | more

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Do Schools Exist For Adults Or Students? |
Shouldn’t education be about TLC -Teaching, Learning and Children? | more


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Taking Care of China’s Elderly |
China has yet to catch up to Michigan’s system of caring for its aging population. | more

April 26, 2013

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Is, “Rocky Road” Gov Snyder’s Favorite Ice Cream? |
Those who once defended the Governor as a secret moderate are now silent. | more

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What Happens In China Does Not Stay In China |
Everything and everybody is connected in today’s world. | more


April 19, 2013

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Americans Response To Terrorism? Volunteerism! |
Give the gift of your time to those in need. | more


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A New Bridge |
The success of democracy is an engaged public. | more

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Pressing for the Press |
AThe Michigan Coalition for Open Government seeks to correct Michigan’s “F” rating in accountability and transparency. | more

April 12, 2013

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Note To Our Representatives: Support Medicaid Expansion! |
The Michigan Legislature should follow Governor Snyder’s lead. | more


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First, Educate the People |
A Michigan Teacher of the Year visits China | more

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Republicans Must Thread the Needle |
The vast majority of the youngest voters support gay marriage and equal rights for LBGT people. | more


April 5, 2013

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Buyers’ Remorse |
Dave Agema is crashing the Republican Party. | more

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Michigan Talent for Michigan Jobs |
Let’s keep our talented workers here. | more

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Special People Make A Difference |
Jan Maier pioneered Michigan’s humanitarian support for persons with developmental disabilities. | more

March 29, 2013

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No Kind of Democracy At All |
Has Michigan’s government been hijacked by right-wing fanatics? | more

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The Governor Prince |
Leaders matters – like it or not. | more

March 22, 2013

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Why the Emergency Manager Law Makes Sense |
Senator Phil Pavlov’s rationale for sponsoring the bill. | more

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Milliken’s Legacy: Focusing on Detroit |
“If Detroit should fail, Michigan will be in such trouble that we will find it difficult to recover” | more

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“Feeling for the Stones”: A Lifetime of Building Bridges with China |
Michigan has much to offer the Chinese | more

March 15, 2013

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Gay Marriage Advances in Michigan |
Today, a northern Michigan tribe will adopt a same-sex marriage statute. | more

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Who Will Succeed Him? |
Carl Levin’s successor won’t be his replacement. | more

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Michigan Job Losses a Roaring Tsunami – Replaced with Tear Drops |
Unemployment is Michigan’s real crisis. | more

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A Tale of Two Exits |
Pop quiz: Who is Kasandra Perkins? | more

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How to Turn a Blue State Purple |
Engineering majority control with a minority of voters. | more

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The Boy Governor |
And shall a child lead them? | more

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The Kwame Kilpatrick Story….. |
A True Greek Tragedy | more

March 8, 2013

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The Governor’s Missed Opportunity |
Snyder makes two major decisions. | more

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The Delusional Detroit Dance |
What you once had is now gone. This is your new reality. What you make of it is up to you. | more

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Detroiter Helps China, “Paint the Town!” |
Like most Chinese projects, a personal connection sealed the deal. | more

March 1, 2013

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Year of the Snake |
The Detroit Chinese Business Association is building economic and cultural ties to Michigan. | more

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New vs. Old |
Let the Campaigns Begin! | more

February 22, 2013
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Value and Respect Women; They Hold Up More Than Half the Sky |
Women do not occupy leadership roles in the numbers that their competency, skills and numbers reflect. | more

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Too Little, Too Late for Detroit |
The city is almost certain to be under an all-powerful emergency manager soon. | more

February 15, 2013

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Common Sense and Statesmanship? |
Michigan’s road to economic competitiveness may soon get much worse. | more

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Invisible Heroes In Our Nations Schools |
School support personnel are often overlooked. | more

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The Invisible Woman |
Pop quiz: Who is Kasandra Perkins? | more

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A New Model for Local Chambers |
Northern Michigan chambers outnumber everyone else in Michigan. | more

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Journalists in Pursuit |
But for how long? | more

February 08, 2013

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“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Belle Isle…” |
Detroit City Council is out of touch with reality. | more

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The Education Reform Dance Continues—Who Is Leading? |
A plan for educational reform. | more

February 01, 2013

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Obama’s Gun Restrictions |
Gun control laws offer false promises. | more

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Part-Time Legislatures |
Beware of self-loathing legislators. | more

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Finding Guanxi |
Edward Shei offers insight on Chinese culture. | more

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Paving the Way To A Better Future |
Educational pot holes need fixing too. | more

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Magic Plus vs. META Expo |
An under-the-radar battle is being fought over the former state fairgrounds. | more

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Under the Dome |
An Evening with Michigan’s Female Leaders. | more

January 25, 2013
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The Electoral College and Federal Supremacy |
You thought the 2000 election was controversial. | more

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As Health Care Debated, Remember: “There Is No Place Like Home”! |
If you ask anyone where they would want to be, it would be at home. | more

January 17, 2013
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Fire in the Belly |
Sandy Levin isn’t fading anytime soon. | more


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A Place in Our Future |
Ford and Ambassador Huntsman have better ideas. | more


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Pure Michigan |
Michigan Republicans ignore Michigan’s electorate. | more


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The Debate on Michigan Education: Expert Perspectives |
First of a series of interviews with education experts on Michigan’s public education dilemma. | more


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Today’s Emergency Manager Law |
Meet the new boss. (Same as the old boss?) | more


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Women in Technology |
Make it happen! Be the change! | more


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Out of the Mouths of Guns |
Gun control is a moral issue. | more


January 11, 2013
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Mirror, Mirror |
It’s time for Democratic, Republican and labor self-reflection. | more


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It’s Not “Who” but “How” for the Supreme Court |
Will Governor Rick Snyder seize this opportunity to act on the recommendations of a blue-ribbon, bipartisan court reform panel? | more


January 7, 2013
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Year 2012: The Calm Before the Storm? |
A year from now, we may know the impact of Governor Snyder‘s reforms. | more


January 4, 2013
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Learn Chinese! |
Let’s place Michigan on the global map. | more


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Stop the Madness |
Detroit must address black-on-black violence. | more


December 21, 2012
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Culture of Dark Money |
We are being swamped by a toxic wave of hidden political spending. | more


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Victory Dance |
I wonder who will be dancing in 2014. | more


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Slow Path to Gender Equity |
The age of electoral gender equity has yet to dawn in Michigan. | more


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Building Bridges |
An emerging Chinese auto culture is fueling Michigan tourism. | more


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Agenda 21 |
Northern Michigan officials take on alleged UN Plot for Global Governance. | more


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Stop the Lunacy! |
When leaders fail to lead — children die | more


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With the Help of the Good Lord |
A retired colonel takes on Right to Work and the national debt. | more


December 7, 2012
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The Educational Fiscal Cliff |
Are we playing chicken with Michigan’s future? | more


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The Undercaste |
Michelle Alexander speaks out about America’s new system of racial control. | more


November 30, 2012
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Time is Running Out for Detroit |
Glenda Price is exactly the type of person Detroit needs. | more


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