“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” — Nelson Mandela
What happens when America's 800,000 high school teachers and the 17 million teenagers they teach all get angry at the same time?
If you're keeping a list of all the ways the world Americans have known could come crashing down on our heads, here are a couple more: student debt and Social Security.
Gov. Rick Snyder is fed up with the sorry state of Michigan roads — and he thinks Donald Trump should do something about it!
I have bad news for the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas school shooting and their contemporaries.
Can taxpayers be held liable for the negligence of their government the way stockholders or donors are when corporations or charitable organizations behave badly?
Rick Snyder may be the least combative governor in America. He is so different from the pugilistic president who leads his party that it is easy to forget their important similarities.
In his 11 years in Lansing — the last three as the leader of Michigan's Republican state Senate majority — Sen. Arlan Meekhof has steadfastly maintained that what he and his legislative colleagues do behind closed doors is none of the public's damn business.
Michigan's political map is under siege on two fronts, with the federal courts and a grassroots citizens group in a race to see who can upend it first.
It would be foolish to pay too much attention to early polling results, but no one should be surprised to learn that the partisan primary process may fail to deliver the Democratic candidate with the strongest general election appeal.
Three months ago — a few days after Mike Duggan trounced Coleman Young II and six other challengers in Detroit's mayoral primary — I wondered aloud why a runoff election was necessary.
If our national civic religion is Patriotism, then our scriptures are the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Our saints are Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln; our primary hymn is the “Star-Spangled Banner”; and our essential ritual is the Pledge of Allegiance.
The robust resettlement of refugees (who end up in Michigan more often than all but three other states) is almost single-handedly responsible for stanching the state's overall population loss.
State Attorney General Bill Schuette's multimillion-dollar campaign to hold members of Gov. Rick Snyder's administration criminally responsible for their conduct in the Flint water crisis will get its first major test in a Genesee County courtroom.
Imagine that your job is translating your drunk uncle's holiday dinner diatribes into government policy, and you may have some idea what it's like to work in Donald Trump's White House.