How Relevant Are Newspaper Endorsements in 2020?

Newspapers and media outlets have been formally endorsing candidates for well over 100 years in this country. For some, those...

“Militias,” “Domestic Terrorism,” and Why The Language We Use Is Important

Michigan’s militia culture has been brought into focus recently. People involved in that culture, including members of the so-called Wolverine Watchmen,...

MichMash: A History of Enbridge Pipeline Controversies in Michigan

The decade-long fight over what to do about the aging oil and gas pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac is...

What Labor Day Travelers Should Know Before Visiting Michigan Beaches

This Labor Day weekend, people will likely flock to the beaches along Michigan’s coastline to get in a few final...

Why Michigan’s Recreational Marijuana Industry Isn’t Helping Those Harmed by Drug Policies

Michigan is still grappling with how to implement its new legal recreational marijuana market. And it turns out during the...

Three Pieces of Advice to Make Sure Your Vote Counts This November

Michigan clerks are now accepting applications for absentee ballots ahead of the November election. But there is quite a bit of...

Welcome Back? College Students Anxious, Excited About Return to Campus

With summer starting to wind down, many college students are now moving back to campus ahead of the fall semester.  Most...

MichMash: Michigan’s Juvenile Justice Policies Get Poor Marks from Advocates

The new school year comes with a lot of uncertainty for parents and students. Juvenile justice advocates are trying to...

Michigan Fisheries Say They’re Swimming in Sea of Red Tape

Fishing on the Great Lakes is in limbo right now. There’s legislation in the state Senate to change commercial fishing...

MichMash: Campaigns Try to Reach Voters Without Touching Them During Coronavirus Pandemic

With social distancing necessary to curb the spread of COVID-19, candidates have to get creative with reaching voters. "They can...

MichMash: Michigan Parents Look For Community, Emotional Support During COVID-19

The early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic have turned into months, with no clear end in sight. This has left...

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Abdul El-Sayed On Policing and Public Health

A number of local governments in Michigan and across the country have declared racism a public health crisis. The move...