Bridge Staff


The best, worst and funniest U.S. political ads of this campaign season

November 1, 2016 | Bridge Staff

From a weary wife to a peeing baby, 10 political ads that are worth watching more than once. Yes, even this year.

Miller gets flagrant foul for linking opponent to homicide

October 20, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Candice Miller’s campaign has accomplished the seemingly impossible: Making a man accused of patronage and sexual harassment look like victim.

GOP spending claim in state House race earns foul

October 20, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Flyer in northern Michigan’s 101st District dishonestly claims a cost-saving bill voted for by Democrat Dan Scripps had “cost families billions.

Candice Miller’s attacks mostly hold water

October 11, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Miller, running for Macomb County drain commissioner, may be an imperfect candidate to lecture on the environment. But her attacks on incumbent Anthony Marrocco are based on years of poop found in Macomb’s lake water

Marrocco earns foul for scare tactics on Koch brothers

October 11, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Macomb Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco makes hay of Candice Miller’s ties to the Koch brothers and their history of climate-change denial. Then he goes too far.

Don't miss Truth Squad LIVE

October 4, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Join Bridge and the Center for Michigan on Tuesday, October 11 from 5-7 pm in Rochester for this special event

Johnson fairly attacks Bergman’s residency and fish tale, but fouls on asset claim

September 27, 2016 | Bridge Staff

This Truth Squad inquiry begins with a one-page fact sheet, and ends with two men and their fish.

Foul on GOP for innuendo on Johnson’s home

September 27, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Does Lon Johnson live in Kalkaska County? Or a penthouse apartment in Detroit? A national Republican group implies the latter, but can’t back it up.

Walberg fouls with attack on Driskell over his trade record

September 22, 2016 | Bridge Staff

In calling his opponent a liar, the incumbent fails to take ownership of his voting record on trade deals

No foul on Driskell for attacking Walberg’s trade votes

September 22, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Whether free-trade agreements have cost Michigan jobs is a matter of debate, but Walberg’s record of supporting them is accurately represented.

Join us for Community Conversation and Truth Squad Live event on public trust in state government

September 20, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Join Bridge and the Center for Michigan on Tuesday, September 27 from 6-8 pm to discuss public trust in state governmen

DATABASE: How 'school choice' has changed Michigan districts

September 13, 2016 | Bridge Staff

See how school choice has changed racial demographics in some districts across the region

MAP: College dropout rates by county

September 8, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Michigan has the highest college dropout rates in the Midwest. See rates in your county

Map: Addiction's deadly trail

August 18, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Michigan has not been left out of the opioid epidemic that has engulfed the nation in recent years