President Joe Biden is doubling down on his push to expand and protect voting rights across the country. In fact, Biden said during a speech on Tuesday that he’s willing to get rid of the filibuster to achieve those goals. In every state, including ours, they're trying now to restrict our choices to take away..
Slavery is an integral part of the American story, and while slavery does not exist today, its history has shaped American institutions, government structures – even its culture, religions and music. On Monday, a new article by The Washington Post uncovered a disturbing fact that further elucidates this idea: That more than 1,700 congressmen once enslaved..
Wayne State University will be one of many local institutions celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy as we approach MLK Day. This year, the theme of Wayne State’s celebration is “Looking Back to Look Ahead,” which the university says “will reflect on Dr. King’s teachings and how we live them today..
There was big news from NASA recently with the launch of a new telescope that could reveal some of the most fundamental information about the origins of our universe. "We'll actually be able to see the signature, for instance, of water vapor around planets around other stars and potentially see the signatures of life on..
There was a lot of anticipation for the Biden presidency. For those tired of the Trump presidency, Biden offered a reprieve and the promise of a more stable democracy. The Biden administration has gotten some things done. It passed the American Rescue Plan, a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, put 100 million shots in 50 million arms..
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer points to staffing problems as one major reason why the state has not begun to organize and build large field hospitals to help relieve the burden on Michigan's overloaded health care systems. "Every one of us is at risk if our hospital systems are at breaking points, like we know Beaumont is at the..
About one year ago, an armed mob broke into the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. The mob was eventually subdued, and many Capitol stormers are being tried in court, but the events that day marked the first time a group of people attempted to disrupt the peaceful transfer of presidential..
This year, electoral politics will be critical in Michigan and across the country. Notably, however, this election will be distinct from those of the past. That’s largely because the state has new political maps that were drawn not by politicians in Lansing, but by an independent redistricting commission made up of citizens. “It really was an exercise..
Up until now partisan politicians have been able to draw maps behind closed doors in ways that have disproportionately advantaged whichever party happened to control the state legislature. This time, the process has – by and large – played out in real time in the open. “This is what many have called an ‘experiment in democracy.’”..
Not everyone is happy with Michigan’s new legislative and congressional maps. There’s plenty of criticism coming from all sides of the political spectrum. On Monday, a group of current and former lawmakers and political activists announced their intention to file the first major lawsuit challenging the maps themselves. “We have rights in this country just like everybody..