Features and Highlights

Competitive Energy

Government interference is disrupting electricity supply competition. … more

Michigan Education Digest

Private busing, MESSA changes, graduation standards, school violence. … more

Golf Hazard

Private golf courses are handicapped by municipal competitors.  … more

Growth Chart

A graphic look at the highs and lows of State of the State addresses. … more

Repair Manual

The Mackinac Center offers resources and ideas for fixing Michigan's economy. … more

We the Government?

Government exists to serve the people, not the other way around. … more

Michigan Education Digest

Ironwood negotiations, mandatory funding increase opposed, school safety. … more

No New Taxes!

Jack McHugh shows Lansing how to eliminate one tax without raising another. … more

Climate Change?

Michigan's economic forecast is gloomy. New policies could bring sunshine. … more

Around the State

A digest of privatization initiatives and news from across Michigan. … more

Myth Communication

Americans are told more money buys better schools. What do the facts say? … more

Michigan Education Digest

Performance pay raises, districts' insurance savings, Detroit school safety. … more

Mackinac & The Supremes

Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears two Michigan cases about wetland regulation. … more

Exceptional Executives

On Presidents' Day, Lawrence W. Reed remembers the great ones.  … more

Cereal Success

Entrepreneur W.K. Kellogg proved that ingenuity and hard work aren't flaky.  … more


Black American pioneers exemplified liberty, character and enterprise. … more

Michigan Education Digest

Whitehall dumps MESSA, judge blocks names, MEAP results late. … more

A Singularly Burdensome Tax

Demolition of the SBT will help reverse Michigan's economic slide. … more

Dental Cap

State-run dental programs need to be extracted from the budget. … more

Left Behind?

As the national economy accelerates, Michigan is stalled on the roadside. … more

Familiar Refrain

The education establishment responds to critics with the same tired tune.  … more

Michigan Education Digest

Teachers drop MESSA, criminal lists, Issues & Ideas Luncheon. … more

Double Standard

The field on which banks and credit unions compete is not a level one. … more

Conscientious Objector

Good corporate citizens should refuse to particpate in emminent domain abuse. … more

Broadband Boondoggle

When governments offer internet service, private providers disconnect. … more

Safety Check

A court has blocked naming ex-cons in schools, but you can I.D. sex offenders. … more

Michigan Education Digest

Criminal histories sealed, teacher pay, union e-mail, graduation requirements. … more

Change To Win What?

The U.S. labor movement needs to answer some fundamental questions. … more

Déjà Vu?

Gov. Granholm's State of the State — where have we heard that before? … more

State of the Statist?

State of the State speeches offer a glimpse into a governor's philosophy.  … more

Around the State

A digest of privatization initiatives and news from across Michigan. … more

Michigan Education Digest

Felons in schools, students add voice to contract dispute, charter caps hurt kids. … more

Park Revenue

Variable pricing can improve state park access and increase maintenance funds. … more

Fresh Air

Private firms can help Michigan improve its air permitting program. … more

Reagan Revisited

On the anniversary of his first inauguration, Reagan's words still inspire. … more

Six Years Later

The state takeover of the Detroit school district produced few positive results. … more

Michigan Education Digest

Job actions, teacher insurance, school violence, NLRB. … more

School Building

Public-private partnerships can greatly reduce school construction costs. … more

Depressing Truths

Everything you were taught about the Great Depression is probably wrong. … more

Costly Coverage

Rising health coverage costs force school districts to seek alternatives.  … more

Navigating Wetlands

The Center files a Supreme Court amicus brief in a federal wetlands case. … more

Michigan Education Digest

NEA donations, new DPS board, Livonia legal fight. … more

Mart Bombs

Innovation, savings and common sense are victims in the war against Wal-Mart.  … more

Voting With Their Feet

Michigan's economic maladies have produced a new export: Michiganians. … more

Missed Opportunities

When educational opportunity knocked, a Florida court barred the door. … more

Michigan Education Digest

Lakeview keeps new insurance, charter schools' enrollment up, school bus ads. … more

Windows of Opportunity

Think tanks are effective when they shift the "window of political possibility." … more

Renaissance Man

As his 300th birthday approaches, Ben Franklin remains a model of civic virtue.  … more

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