- Sunday, July 29, 2012
Jack Lessenberry: Process needs fix
General Robert E. Lee brushed aside suggestions that he carry on a guerrilla campaign after the South lost the Civil War. That wasn't what gentlemen did when they were beaten, fair and square.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
Phil Power: Investing in 'human capital'
Great oaks start from little acorns — and maybe something great will happen as a result of a meeting in Lansing last week that was meant to start reworking our cumbersome School Aid Act into a more effective Michigan Education Finance Act of 2013.Continued ...
- Sunday, July 22, 2012
Jack Lessenberry: Change coming up for Conyers?
Nearly half a century ago, on the night Lyndon Johnson crushed Barry Goldwater in the nation's last liberal landside, John Conyers was elected to Congress.Continued ...
Durant, Stabenow make strides in Senate race
With about two weeks remaining before the Aug. 7 primary, GOP Senate hopeful Clark Durant has had recent endorsement success and Democratic Sen. Debbie is on a roll in fund-raising and legislatively on Capitol Hill.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 19, 2012
Phil Power: U-M's strategy
When it comes to college presidents, Mary Sue Coleman is a rock star. Since she took over as the University of Michigan's 13th chief in 2002, she has been on a tear, successfully guiding the school to ever-increasing stature through very difficult times.Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Jack Lessenberry: McCotter's costly flame-out
If you didn't think Michigan politics were nutty enough, consider this:Continued ...
- Sunday, July 15, 2012
Forum: State betrays public trust
Michigan’s Great Lakes bottomlands and waters have been titled in the State under a public trust since joining the Union in 1837.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 12, 2012
Phil Power: Alarm about higher ed spreading
There's little doubt that our universities are among Michigan's most valuable and important assets. But real alarm about public higher education is spreading throughout the country — and threatening profound consequences for our state and its colleges.Continued ...
- Sunday, July 8, 2012
Detroit elections dredge up racial issues
U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke always regarded himself as both black and Asian. He was born into and grew up in solidly black neighborhoods on Detroit's tough east side.Continued ...
- Sunday, July 1, 2012
- Jack Lessenberry: Income tax cut wrong for state
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
Phil Power: Michigan's partisan justice
When I think about the Michigan Supreme Court, I have to sadly conclude that it represents the very best justice that partisan money can buy.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 24, 2012
Jack Lessenberry: Doug Kelley and his life of activism
Doug Kelley owns the most astonishing collection of political artifacts this writer has ever seen, thousands and thousands of items housed in a large, stand-alone building he calls, simply, "The Democratic Archive."Continued ...
George Weeks: Michigan getting more notice as swing state
Sparked in part by recent campaigning here by President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Michigan is getting increased notice as a swing state in the presidential election where latest polling suggest a dead heat.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 21, 2012
Phil Power: Snyder borrows from Engler
So it looks as though Gov. Rick Snyder will get his bridge, which is to say that the people of Michigan will get their much-needed new bridge across the Detroit River.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 17, 2012
- Weeks: Northland's stake in Detroit bridge debate
- Lessenberry: Michigan voters will have their hands full with ballot
- Sunday, June 10, 2012
- Jack Lessenberry: Fighting hard
George Weeks: Recalls work best at local government level
Want to recall a Michigan governor? Forget about it.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
- Op-Ed: Put special interests on the bench
- Sunday, May 27, 2012
George Weeks: Congressional campaigns, north and south
With one possible exception, the hottest action in this year's Michigan's congressional campaigns will be far downstate.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 26, 2012
Jack Lessenberry: Keeping the underdog streak alive
When the last census confirmed that Michigan would lose yet another seat in Congress — the fifth since 1980 — the Legislature went to work to make sure a Democrat would be the odd man out.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 20, 2012
George Weeks: Centrists fading factor in politics
The shrinking center in American politics is evident in both parties but is especially prominent of late in the increasingly ideologically divided GOP.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Tax on poor hurts businesses
If you had to sum up the Republican Party's creed in a sentence, it might well be: Raising taxes is a bad idea, no matter what.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 13, 2012
George Weeks: Light lacking in supreme court races
Michigan has no greater current blot on state government than anonymous campaign contributions that give big money interests too much influence with too little transparency in all three branches, especially of late on the Supreme Court.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Joe Schwarz and Congress
You might say Joe Schwarz's decision not to run provides a perfect example of what's wrong with the way we elect congressmen today.Continued ...