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Freedom is worth fighting for, and being thankful for

The Mackinac Center fights to prevent government encroachment Read more

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Michigan Democrats go 0-6 in predictions on right-to-work’s economic effects

In the decade of right-to-work in Michigan, dire predictions have not panned out Read more

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Fix the Damn Grid

Michigan’s poor energy reliability is the crisis few are talking about Read more

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Michigan vacation towns could face downturn if short-term rentals not legalized statewide

Local bans could affect homeowners’ property rights; Lansing must step in Read more

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2023 in Michigan could see $15 minimum wage, right-to-work repeal

Removing the means test for food stamps is also on the Democrats’ wish list Read more

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Michigan will be less free and more regulated in 2023

Expect water rights to be challenged and homeschools to be regulated Read more

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Michigan is a blue state now

In 2023, Democrats will control every aspect of state government Read more

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Defeat is an orphan: Whitmer abandons COVID nursing home policy, truth

If Whitmer’s nursing home policies saved lives in 2020, why is she walking away from them now? Read more

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Michigan budget reflects poorly on lawmakers

Too many legislators are either not reading budget bills or condoning the waste of taxpayer money Read more

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If governors can’t fix global inflation, they can’t stop global viruses

Whitmer’s admission of reality is reason to sign bills limiting emergency powers Read more

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Michigan needs a child-focused education system

Reimagining education does not have to be adversarial, nor should it be Read more

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MEA, schools preach diversity and inclusion, but treat dissenters with scorn

Are parents bullies, or are they the bullied, on the school board meeting playground? Read more

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Dearborn school board meeting shows value of active citizenship

Parents in Dearborn believe in the future and their ability to decide it Read more

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Did lockdowns make a difference in Michigan?

After-action report answers few questions asked by public, including: Why were responses different with each wave of pandemic? Read more

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During lockdowns, Michigan hired consulting firm that ‘turbocharged’ opioid crisis

McKinsey paid a $573 million settlement for its role in the opioid crisis. Why did the Whitmer administration pay it to advise on COVID-19 decisions? Read more

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As ESG faces resistance from states, Michigan should join in

19 states allege consumer fraud; Michigan bill would ban public retirement systems from ESG investing Read more

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Michigan: If you were essential in 2020, you might be in ‘the useless class’ in 2023

Michigan’s partnership with the World Economic Forum will accelerate Detroit’s decline, using taxpayer money Read more

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School officials are to blame for parent uprising

Families raise children, not teachers or bureaucrats Read more

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Canada, at last, ends vaccine mandate for American travelers

Vaccine status should not affect the movement of people and goods between Michigan and a major trading partner Read more

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

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

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Things to consider before you dismiss DEI

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

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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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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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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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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

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