Phil Power is the founder and chairman of the Center for Michigan.
Proposal to multiply the number of young national volunteers holds potential promise to help the country recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
Protest, peaceful assembly and the right to bear arms are constitutional rights – but guns inside the state capitol go beyond reasonable definition of “peaceful.”
Is it time for compromise between the extremes in the debate over shutting down and reopening Michigan amid COVID-19?
From torched cell towers to black helicopters, conspiracy theories can run as rampant as the virus itself. In response, spreading real news is one small act in which we might find more togetherness in this time.
Like the Great Depression, today’s global pandemic presents opportunity for governments and institutions to re-engineer approaches to public health and economic prosperity
The pandemic is the worst for most of us — but hardly the first in recent world history. Those events offer lessons for current times.
Declining student enrollment, reduced state support, rising tuitions and political skepticism are all creating a perfect storm that's battering our state campuses.
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.