Jack Spencer was Capitol Affairs Specialist for Michigan Capitol Confidential, a news service of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, from 2011 to 2016. Spencer is a veteran Lansing-based journalist who worked 13 years at the Michigan Information & Research Service.

Right-to-Work Will be Blamed

If Gov. Snyder loses re-election. … more

Disdain for Politics Gov. Snyder's Undoing?

An analysis of the gubernatorial race. … more

Small Tent or Big Tent?

Why political parties are missing the larger picture. … more

Exploring the Political Climate of Climate Change

"Average" and "normal" are not synonymous. … more

Have a Happy Turkey Day

And be thankful. … more

Obamacare: One Blind Bet After Another

Both sides sure to claim victory, despite lack of data. … more

Governmental Culture, A Tough Nut To Crack

Governmental culture maintains status quo … more

Do We Celebrate Freedom and Liberty?

Or just July 4th? … more

Medicaid Expansion: A Battle Over Two Views

Opportunity to reform Washington, D.C. … more

Focusing on the Big Picture

How Republicans and Democrats view Medicaid expansion. … more