About 400,000 registered voters in the habit of watching Michigan's primary elections from the sidelines decided to get in the game last week — and the state's electoral machinery nearly broke under the strain.
Donald Trump is famous for hyperbole, but he isn't exaggerating when he describes his authority to fill Supreme Court vacancies as "one of the most profound responsibilities of the President of the United States," and an executive prerogative subordinate only to "matters of peace and war."
Across America, political boundaries have been configured to give one party an edge in the contest for partisan control of the state Legislatures and congressional delegation.
If you don’t understand why letting 16- and 17-year-olds vote is a terrible idea, I suggest you ask a qualified expert to remind you how badly things have gone in the past.
It's hard to imagine two organizations more different than Amazon and the U.S. Army. But Detroit now enjoys the dubious distinction of having been spurned by both those mega-employers, albeit for very different reasons.
“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.