Phil Power is the founder and chairman of the Center for Michigan.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent announcement of a ban on flavored vaping products comes amid hundreds of illnesses and a few deaths across the country. There is more to be done to protect teens.
With thousands of children facing the possibility of having to repeat third grade if state reading scores don’t improve, the stress on young students, teachers and parents will be considerable.
Unions have done a great job uplifting their members to the middle class. But partisanship and class divisions have eroded Labor Day, one of the most American of all holidays.
Imposing, funny, sometimes scary, John Dingell was a legend who left his mark on the state and the nation. We may never see his likes again
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As political parties crouch behind competing notions of white identity politics and a celebration of diversity, how will America manage the inevitable shift in national demographics?
Proposal 2 would take the drawing of legislative lines out of the hands of politicians. But it could also exclude people of good will who want to participate.
The longtime U-M professor transformed how college physics is taught, making his mark in a field where African Americans remain a rarity
Kennedy’s shooting, 50 years ago, ended the life of a presidential candidate who had established a remarkable emotional bond with an extraordinary range of Americans
A quarter century after Michigan adopted some of the most restrictive term-limit legislation in the nation, a new report reveals the law’s failures
We are living in a daunting new world in which technology companies can grab anybody’s personal data and and sell it for profit.
Former Gov. William Milliken, lawmaker Paul Hillegonds, educator Marilyn Schlack and Judge Damon Keith bring civility and respect to the hard work of making Michigan better.
The Center for Michigan and Bridge Magazine tour is designed to elevate citizen engagement as the state faces critical decisions on how to lift Michigan’s fortunes going forward.
The public wants Lansing to fix the roads, improve education and keep our water safe and clean. In response: Nothing.
Tolerating continued deterioration of our schools contributes to the long-term abuse of our children. Don’t vote for any candidate who lacks a detailed, long-term turnaround plan.
The Center for Michigan and Bridge Magazine are countering the pernicious effect of misleading online “news stories” by bringing rigorous, fact-based events and reporting to Michigan’s 2018 elections.
Absent changes to the state constitution, the pressure is on lawmakers to rescue our schools from the abyss
High school students around the country seem to be executing the transformation from observers of repeated classroom shootings, to survivors, and finally to drivers of political protest.
There are risks in any sudden and hasty attempts to radically impose change on a system that has served Michigan pretty well over the years.
Public revulsion at the nakedly partisan nonsense in Lansing and Washington has grown so strongly that it's possible there might emerge an opening for a bipartisan effort to undo our deadlocked democracy.