Rashida Tlaib’s ‘net-zero’ energy fantasy is dangerous

Winter is coming; will your energy sources be reliable and ready? Read more


Things to consider before you dismiss DEI

A look at common hot takes on a hot issue Read more


Diversity, equity and inclusion: A newly popular way to make a good living

Are DEI programs useful, or are they filled with grifters? Read more

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Michigan Department of Education tells teachers it’s OK to hide pronouns from parents

A teacher at Traverse City Public Schools uses gender preference forms as an icebreaker. Why? Read more

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Extreme weather patterns are not new

Michigan’s health department appears to ignore historical data Read more


Can an Oakland County panel solve gun violence in America?

Will prosecutor Karen McDonald’s commission study gun violence, or gun control? Read more

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State reporting on COVID-19 no longer includes information on vaccination status

Questions arise over accuracy of state data Read more


Fix the broken K-12 education system through DIY projects

The VELA Education Fund helps parents and entrepreneurs find new ways Read more

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Michigan utilities say their customers will control their own thermostats

Recent event in Colorado brings to mind a hot Michigan day in May Read more

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Kalamazoo may need No. 2 plan as state moves to override city’s repeal of decency law

Council member blames public defecation on systemic inequities Read more


Defining diversity down: GLWA’s effort to promote inclusion relies on expansive definitions

Detroit-based water provider says it awarded 65% of its big contracts, last cycle, to small or minority businesses — but check the fine print Read more


Letter: Gov. Whitmer followed the political science on COVID-19

Since June 2021, Whitmer has embraced a limited-government approach to COVID Read more


No, putting power lines underground is not the answer in Michigan

One trade group found that undergrounding is too costly in hurricane zones, let alone Michigan Read more


Dearborn schools show how to handle a library controversy

The school board listened to the public and removed seven books, as their fate is reviewed Read more

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Bill would restrict property owners from using their own water

Ann Arbor Democrats aim to replace current law with a doctrine used in states with a history of water shortages Read more

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Whitmer touts education policy she rejected last year

Student catch-up initiative similar to vetoed 2021 Republican plan Read more

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Confused about crypto?

Michigan government is here to help, with proposed 16-member commission Read more

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Michigan Public Service Commission: Power grid unreliable, distribution plans insufficient

Commission warns that Michigan’s grid is not prepared for the rise of EVs Read more

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Whitmer affirms that nuclear energy is clean energy

In a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Whitmer describes Palisades nuclear plant as good business and good for the environment Read more


Gov. Whitmer, Dixon set good example, will debate on Oct. 13

One hour of debate is better than dueling campaign rallies Read more


The lesson of 9/11: Zero is the most dangerous number in government

The common thread between Zero Tolerance, Zero COVID, and the Global War on Terror is a fearful public Read more


Michigan Capitol Confidential keeps watch over government

Mackinac Center experts and attorneys are CapCon’s unfair advantage Read more

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MSU trustees back off from vendor lobbying proposal

Resolution called on contractors to oppose photo-ID measure on November 2022 ballot Read more

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Whitmer, Granholm push for EVs and a slimmer auto industry

U.S. energy secretary and former governor Jennifer Granholm supports a ban on the sale of gas vehicles Read more

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Another $50M in federal funds granted to fix roads affected by Edenville Dam collapse

The Edenville Dam collapse was a failure of government. The fix will be funded by taxpayers. Read more

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