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

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

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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

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Michigan Capitol Confidential keeps watch over government

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

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California’s energy struggles could be Michigan's future

Wanting an energy transition is one thing; enacting it before you’re ready is quite another. Read more

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You want unity in Michigan? Find it on the debate stage

Transparency demands a battle of ideas in a public forum, not dueling campaign rallies Read more

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Michigan schools should teach self-defense skills and nutrition

If Michigan high school grads learned personal finance, survival skills, and how to eat properly, our future would look brighter Read more

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Student loans, PPP loans are of a different character; let’s talk about it

How are PPP loans different from student loans? Let me count the ways Read more

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Biden's $10K student loan forgiveness is reverse Robin Hood

If college is worth taking student loans, why would the government need to forgive $10,000 of them? Read more

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After getting $100M from Michigan to create 3,000 jobs, Ford announces 3,000 layoffs

Ford says a significant percentage of the job cuts will happen in Michigan Read more

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Forced to fail: How Michigan’s lockdowns ruined an Oxford gym

One in three Michigan businesses faced a government-ordered closure in 2020, and some never recovered. Read more

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How Michigan schools can produce financially responsible graduates

The public education system should teach the skills that develop ‘competent citizens’ Read more

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The public will be heard: a lesson from Patmos Library

What did we learn from a failed millage for a West Michigan library? Read more

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Whitmer’s tax holiday for school supplies is just another gimmick

After vetoing multiple tax relief proposals, Whitmer floats a tax holiday she knows will not pass Read more

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WEF comes to Michigan, but who will go to Davos?

Who will Michigan send to Davos, and what will they bring back? Read more

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EVs and solar panels have moral and environmental trade-offs, too

Slave labor and dirty environmental practices make green energy far from clean Read more

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Are Michigan’s corporate giveaways masking the state’s real problem?

Why do Michigan’s biggest companies require state subsidies to expand here? Read more

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Michigan government lacking in transparency

The Mackinac Center supports the right of the people to know what their governments are doing Read more

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Why run for Michigan governor? Whitmer, and worries for the future

Whitmer is the reason her challengers ran, not a deterrent Read more

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How free are we really?

Nine hundred new laws are too many Read more

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Should bipartisanship be celebrated in Michigan?

Gov. Whitmer touts signing of 900th law. Why is this a good thing? Read more

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Michigan still has 30 emergency powers laws on the books

Reforming these laws and placing guardrails on all emergency powers in Michigan is crucial Read more

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How Michigan can have term limits and lifetime service

A modest proposal to bring the best of both worlds to Lansing Read more

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We are not as divided as we think

When it comes to government spending, there’s got to be a better way Read more

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UN touts, then memoryholes, ‘the benefits of world hunger’

Author tells CapCon it’s 'unfortunate' that the paper was removed Read more

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