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Bruce Edward Walker

Editor-at-Large

Bruce Edward Walker is the former managing editor of MichiganScience, a quarterly Mackinac Center publication that explores science, technology and related policy matters, and currently a free lance writer and editor-at-large for the Center.

Walker has more than 25 years’ writing and editing experience in a variety of publishing areas, including media relations and corporate speeches. Much of this material involved research on water rights, land use, alternative-technology vehicles and other environmental issues, but Walker has also written extensively on cultural subjects, having produced six titles in Wiley Publishing’s CliffsNotes series, including Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" and Ken Kesey’s "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest," as well as dozens of reference-book essays on musicians, authors, scientists, filmmakers and philosophers.

Walker has served as an adjunct professor of literature and academic writing at University of Detroit Mercy. He has published articles in The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, The Royal Oak Daily Tribune, The Freeman and Religion & Liberty. He has edited publications for the Detroit Athletic Club, the Detroit Yacht Club, Buick Motor Division, McGraw-Hill Children’s Publishing and Gale Research, and additionally has contributed essays to reference series published by Omnigraphics and Cengage.

Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Michigan State University. He is the father of two daughters and currently lives in Midland, Mich.

Liberal Clichés 101: Abstract Democracy and Unity

Jonah Goldberg's new book. … more

Ray Bradbury: Poet of Science and Sanity

A reflection on the author's life and work. … more

Michigan Poets

New book offers a free market look at the arts. … more

Governments Already Impose Hunger Games

Plenty of parallels between new movie, reality. … more

'Commercial-free' Radio

Bruce Walker, former managing editor of MichiganScience and currently the managing editor of the Heartland Institute’s InfoTech and Telecom News, writes in Tuesday’s Washington Times that true fans of National Public Radio would be more than happy to pay for the service in order to replace government subsidies. … more

Public Radio Claims Hide Actual Costs

Despite claims that public radio only costs U.S. citizens $1.35 a year, the real-world costs are far higher. I interviewed several public radio station employees recently, and discovered state taxpayers cover far more of the costs it takes to bring “A Prairie Home Companion” and “Car Talk” to listeners.  … more

RNC Chairman Candidate Favors Net Neutrality

Saul Anuzis has announced he’s running for chairmanship of the Republican National Committee. The former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party pits himself against sitting RNC Chairman Michael Steele.
As a staunch advocate for net neutrality, however, Anuzis rows against the tide established by the majority of his party. … more

Taxpayer Dollars, Not Politics, Makes the Difference in Broadcast News

The fall fundraiser for public radio supposedly ended in October, in the middle of the Juan Williams' firing imbroglio. And yet this morning, Nov. 11, my local NPR affiliate here in mid-Michigan was still interrupting programming to request listener donations. … more

Media Missed Opportunity to Enlighten Public on Current Climate Change Science

The Fourth Annual International Conference on Climate Change, held in Chicago May 16-18 and sponsored by The Heartland Institute, provided three days of news-intensive stories that should've taken precedence over nearly every other story of last week's news cycle.  … more

Dark Side of the Mitten

Once upon a time a band named Pink Floyd was a fixture on the Billboard album chart. For 741 weeks, the band's "Dark Side of the Moon" reigned as one of the top-200 selling albums in the United States. The album's themes range from mortality to madness.
Sadly, the album now comes to mind when you think of Michigan. The state's unemployment rate is 14.1 percent for the month, making it the nation's highest for 48 months straight. … more