Two Op-Eds by Mackinac Center scholars appeared in The Oakland Press Sunday as part of a feature the paper calls "Michigan Made Better."

"Political Anatomy 101 - The Spine and the Mouth," by President Joseph G. Lehman, which first appeared in Michigan Capitol Confidential, discusses the need for politicians to not just talk about doing the right thing, but to have the backbone to actually do the right thing.

"Dillon Insurance Plan Could Generate Monumental Reform," written by Jack McHugh, senior legislative analyst and Janet Neilson, a former health policy communications specialist for the Center, originally appeared as an October Viewpoint and discusses a proposal by House Speaker Andy Dillon, D-Redford Township, to move all state employees, including public school teachers, into a the same health insurance program.

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