Phil Power is the founder and chairman of the Center for Michigan.
When campaigns are driven by dark money and college sports are “branded” like Viagra, society dies just a bit
From building workforce skills to economic development, Michigan works best when groups inside and outside government share smart ideas.
Both parties rightly complain of national party poo-bahs and bored billionaires messing with their effort to make their campaigns locally relevant to Michigan voters. Exhibit A: the wedding dress.
Retiring Congressman John Dingell says his biggest accomplishments over nearly six decades in Washington were brought about by bringing people together for the public good. That same philosophy is now playing out in Detroit.
Michigan’s future leaders could do worse than to take part in the Michigan Political Leadership Program to hone their skills as capable public servants.
Who’s supporting the candidates running for office? How much are they investing in the outcome? Right now, we can only guess about much of it.
Friday’s inauguration of Dr. Mark S. Schlissel at the University of Michigan was a moving demonstration of hope for our future.
Bridge is making good on its promise of fact-based, trustworthy, nonpartisan news and thoughtful analysis of the people’s business.
What’s the sense in financially supporting charter schools if they are not producing better educational outcomes than the failing traditional public schools students are leaving behind?
Tracing family roots to Michigan’s unparalleled sour cherry harvest.
Polls are a snapshot of public attitudes, but the state’s 2014 political candidates need the “Michigan Speaks” report to grasp what’s driving voters this election year.
This publication’s reporting – and the Center for Michigan’s engagement work – led to two big wins for Michigan’s school children. Excuse us if we brag a little bit.
The case for cautious optimism for our state, which finally seems to be moving in the right direction.
Beyond Detroit, Michigan’s entire system of financing local government is tottering on the brink of collapse.
Rich donors and secret super PACS are setting the agenda in the state’s governor and senate races, making Michigan’s key political campaigns anything but local.
It’s going to take a long time to root out the damage Detroit has incurred over a half century. Here’s hoping the city, the region and the entire state have the fortitude, far-sightedness and patience to persevere.
In an age of political microtargeting, Community Conversations show the face of Michigan
Two generations of Michigan governors have urged the teaching of job skills to match the labor market, to little effect.