Phil Power is the founder and chairman of the Center for Michigan.
Envisioning a future in which nativist know-nothings duke it out against an elite political establishment
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Ordinary citizens now trapped in endless pro- and anti-government arguments may suddenly be able to escape from that sterile maze, thanks to technology.
Fully half of the $1.2 billion road deal will have to be diverted from the state’s general fund, which means inevitable cuts to education, safety net benefits and the like. By that time, most of the architects of this deal will be out of office.
“Insider baseball,” sure, but on legislation that could make a big impact on public education
Encouraging investment in human capital is one of the most important policy priorities for Michigan in the next decade
True excellence brings with it the impulse for aspiration, a model for following, a standard that invites achievement, for all of Michigan.
The traditions of African culture run up against opportunities for prosperity in a developing Kenya.
With prisons gobbling 20 percent of state spending, policymakers are grappling how to reduce Michigan's incarcerated population while still keeping those on the outside safe.
Three Center for Michigan conferences this fall will put state political, business and education leaders in the same room with ordinary Michigan residents to talk college affordability, job training and career opportunities.
Both Trump and the Center, in VERY different ways, are working to impact a troubled political system.
Four years in, Bridge Magazine is helping to shape the policy conversation in Michigan with research-based, bipartisan reporting on issues important to the state.
Five generations of the Power family are tied to the Montmorency “sour” cherries of northern Michigan. Now, put them in your belly!
A promise of beauty and wisdom amid the wonders of Michigan.
Momentum is building among conservative policymakers to reduce costs in the state’s expensive prison system
Programs that help vulnerable families with pregnancy and infant care, as well as child-care options, are shown to pay dividends for early learning.
Like the aftermath of a sudden spring snowstorm, the ground is blanketed with various proposals to fix Michigan’s roads. And most have something else in common with spring snow: They’re likely to have melted into the ground once the sun comes out.
In today’s digital world, old school political leadership mechanisms don’t work well anymore.
Common-sense solutions should constitute a third force in Michigan politics, which could move our two entrenched political parties toward collaboration for the public good.
There is something deeply disgusting when a very few people dominate financing of our ostensibly “democratic” political system without even the pretense of public engagement.