January 16, 2015 | Jeffrey Polet
In Detroit, they paved Paradise Valley, and put up I-375. The people who lived in the way? Collateral damage, as always. Why can't we consider the human cost of coddling the car?
October 17, 2014 | Jeffrey Polet
Grandparents vote, and politicians know it. That’s why older people get far more attention from policy-makers. Younger ones would be wise to remember this.
September 12, 2014 | Jeffrey Polet
Make all the jokes about “none of the above” you want, but if you really hold your beliefs true, it’s difficult to make some choices in the voting booth.
August 1, 2014 | Jeffrey Polet
Where did you grow up? It may be a bubble, but it’s a Grover’s Corners, too, full of lives worthy of respect and attention.
June 20, 2014 | Jeffrey Polet
It’s patriotism season. A few thoughts on how this seemingly simple emotion is far more complex than we might think.
April 4, 2014 | Jeffrey Polet
This local isn’t popping popcorn for a movie set in west Michigan, given how other towns have fared at the hands of Hollywood.
February 28, 2014 | Jeffrey Polet
Heroes or sacred cows? Police and firefighters do important jobs, but their mythology can make it difficult to be realistic about their costs and benefits.