Michigan borders four of the five Great Lakes, is home to over 64,000 inland lakes and ponds, and has some of the most enchanting waterfalls east of the Mississippi!
Tony can sit around puffing joint after joint of his 2.5 ounces. Al could sit right next to him and do the same. But if either of them pass a joint to the other, it's a crime?
Last Tuesday, Gov. Snyder's school consolidation legislation applied to every school district in Michigan. The next day, it applied to nearly every school district. When it was passed the House late Thursday night, it only applied to two school districts in Michigan -- Buena Vista and Inkster.
Opponents of marriage equality claim that there are "negative consequences" to letting gay and lesbian couples marry. Marriage will deteriorate, they claim; fewer straight people will want to be a part of the institution. Well, that's a fine thing to claim, but the evidence just isn't there.
Liberal arts education is personal -- it's face-to-face in small classes with teachers and fellow students who are committed to and excited about learning. And that makes all the difference.
Folks, there is reason to be hopeful that our lawmakers can put aside their ideological differences every now and then and do what makes sense for constituents.
Many times I find myself writing my blog posts about politicians who stand with dirty polluters rather than the health and well being of their constit...
I kept my secret for eight years. For eight years I suffered in silence through the horrors of my own personal Hell. I endured close to a decade of rage, tears and ultimately self-destruction. The memories are nauseating, the shame unparalleled. The trauma didn't stop when my abuse did.
According to a recent George Mason University study, the average Republican statement analyzed by nonpartisan fact-checkers is three times more likely to be declared false than true.
Just because something is artisanal doesn't mean it has to be precious. McClure's is a real Detroit success story, born from family love and a desire to improve a city.
The fight's still not over: The same bill could still pass in a special session this November. Meanwhile, public opinion continues to swing in favor of equality, and progress continues in other states. Michigan lawmakers introduced four separate marriage equality bills last week.
Though art has a price tag, its actual worth as cultural capital goes far beyond its cash-in value. Rather, art is a complex commodity, and one that is more powerful when we have ample reserves.
Together, we are revitalizing Michigan's economy one product, one purchase, one person at a time. Join in the fun and make a difference this Michigan Week.
Reinvention and constantly shifting one's perspective to stay inspired is at the heart of Willis' philosophy of creativity. This philosophy has served her as a successful music maker, and she notes, "reinvention is as vital for places as it is for people."
The Educational Achievement Authority is an experiment that has failed. Legislators are considering a bill to expand it from its current 15-school version in Detroit to a statewide district that takes over the "bottom 5 percent" of schools. This system must be abolished completely, certainly not expanded statewide.
We have reached a new low point in American politics when Republicans are denouncing Jan Brewer as a "big government" liberal.