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COMMENTARY

Susan J. Demas: Dear Michigan Republicans: Your party never wins government shutdowns

BY: - September 9, 2019

Michigan is a mere 22 days away from a government shutdown (but who’s counting?) and you might be confused as to why. It’s actually pretty simple. From a policy standpoint, Michigan has chronically underinvested for decades — but most egregiously under the GOP in the last decade of relative economic prosperity — in core areas […]

Why Is Gogebic County an island of blue in a sea of red in the U.P.?

BY: - September 8, 2019

Gogebic County is a small, rural county of 15,342 people located in the southwestern corner of the Upper Peninsula.  Among the things you’ll find there is Copper Peak in Ironwood — the only ski flying hill in the Western Hemisphere — vestiges of Michigan’s iron industry, and, perhaps, a cougar, as the Michigan Department of […]

COMMENTARY

Told you so: Columnist floats Whitmer as Biden VP

BY: - September 6, 2019

I hate to say I told you so (OK, I so don’t), but an Insider NJ columnist this week is out with a column that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would make a fine running mate for former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020. Yes, it’s early. And sure, no one know who the Democratic nominee […]

Michigan in national news: Focus on rural voters, 1 of just 4 swing states?

BY: - September 4, 2019

Is it 2020 yet? No, but it might feel like it, as Michigan remains the subject of intense national focus for next year’s presidential election. Reuters puts the spotlight on rural voters, particularly those in the Upper Midwest who are hurting from President Donald Trump’s trade policies. Meanwhile, Washington Post columnist Dan Balz believes Michigan […]