Features and Highlights

Ann Arbor & Pontiac May Privatize Garbage Pickup

Pontiac's current system runs million-dollar deficits. … more

Special-Interest Ballot Proposals a Threat to Democracy

In yesterday's election, two special interests sought to grab for themselves massive streams of public dollars. … more

The Message of the Non-Voter

Is higher turnout needed to "make democracy work?" … more

Where There's Smoke, Is There Asthma?

Michigan counties show no correlation between particulate concentration and childhood asthma. … more

An Inspiration for All Time

Some of the world’s greatest accomplishments required perseverance against seemingly insurmountable odds. … more

Michigan Not a Big Supporter of National Teacher Certification

The state is wise not to expend resources on national certification as a way to improve teaching. … more

No Business in Snow Business

Should taxpayers be forced to pay for an Upper-Peninsula ski resort? … more

Government Unions Want Binding Arbitration

The reason: Fear they won't be able to compete with private bidders. … more

Should the State Borrow Money for Environmental Projects?

Before deciding on Proposal 2, voters should examine how $675 million approved in 1998 is being spent now. … more

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