Dan Armstrong was the director of marketing & communications at the Mackinac Center from 2012 to 2015.

Before joining the Mackinac Center, he spent ten years in broadcast television reporting and anchoring news stories. His TV career began in the Upper Peninsula city of Escanaba, then continued in Clio, serving at NBC stations.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Bob Jones University and a master’s degree in Journalism from Regent University.

From Dan Armstrong

My Favorite Things

Which is Better: Finding Fault or Providing Help?

Praise for REI and Also Retailers Open On Black Friday

There’s no shame in freedom … more

Helping More by Doing Less

Union's Hidden Scheme Backfires

Ballot Proposals, Big Labor's Bark, and PO Boxes

MEA Changes Opt-out Address, Keeps Members in the Dark

Michigan Education Association’s Latest Trick to Lock Workers in a Dues Cage … more

Mackinac Center Director of Research to Debate Lansing Mayor on Economic Development

Panelists Will Discuss the Current Political Realities and Ideology of Corporate Welfare … more

School Support Service Contracting Reaches 70.8 percent

Growth in Food Service, Custodial and Transportation Services Returns After Slow 2014 … more

We Remember What People Did Kindly and Freely

Michigan Supreme Court Upholds Right-to-Work for State Employees

Accepting Mackinac Center Legal Foundation argument, justices decide 4 to 3 that Michigan Constitution prohibits agency fees for state workers … more

Mackinac Center Reveals Interactive Webpage Detailing Labor Reforms and Political Outcomes

Five states’ labor reforms analyzed … more

Gov. Rick Snyder Signs Bill Ending Film Subsidies

State has granted over $450 million in corporate welfare for the movie industry since 2008 … more

Bumblebees, Carpenter Bees, Honeybees and Busy Bees

“Don’t you get discouraged?”

Spring, Suing and Celebrating

Skiing with Ashleigh

Merit, Mens Rea and a Makeover

Holiday Traditions Can Change, but Liberty Marches On

Funding, Fighting and Forging Forward

Navigating Through the Noise

Informing, Enforcing, Inspiring Freedom

More Teachers Than Ever Now Know Opt-Out Rights

Courageous teachers stood up to MEA bullying. … more

The Culture of Freedom Versus the Culture of Force

Who needs a vacation anyway?

Competition is in our Culture

In Their Own Words: Calumet High School

A high-achieving public high school. … more

Michigan Legislature Passes Right-to-Work Bills

Gov. Snyder said he will sign them when they reach his desk. … more

The Murky Role of MERC in SEIU Scheme

Commissioner unsure if public employees are public anymore. … more

Prop 2 Supporters Change Name

Can't avoid "stigma" of $1.6 billion in lost tax savings. … more

Who pays the most for minimum wage?