August 19, 2019

Editor's note: From age 10 to 26, Whittney WILLIAMS, a Taiwanese immigrant, lived in the United States as an "undocumented alien." As of today, she is a GOP candidate in Michigan's 11th Congressional District. So, the question arises: Will Williams' personal history be a political liability, a political asset or ultimately make little or no differe...

August 6, 2019

Editor's Note: Nobody wants to face a government shutdown scenario – not Gov. Gretchen WHITMER, not the GOP legislative leaders. The Governor wants the legislature to tackle both the state budget and road funding ASAP. The legislature wants to focus on getting the budget finished by Oct. 1 and work out the road funding dilemma afterwards. That means there’s the poten...

July 31, 2019

Detroit might not remember New York City Mayor Bill de BLASIO, but the longshot Democratic presidential candidate will likely remember Detroit as the place any dream of occupying the White House died. Like night one of the CNN Democratic presidential debate, night two became the last stand for third-tier candidates like de Blasio to punch their way to 2% in the polls be...

July 23, 2019

Editor's Note: It took a lot of money for U.S. Rep. Elissa SLOTKIN (D-Holly) to win her seat in Congress. The $28.3 million-plus spent on her campaign and that of her opponent, former U.S. Rep. Mike BISHOP (R-Rochester), set the record as the most ever spent in a Michigan Congressional race. Next year, Slotkin will have to try to win it all over again in the 8th, w...

July 9, 2019

Believe it or not, more than half of 2019 is already in the history books. What’s more, the past six months have been anything but ho-hum. The agreement to revamp Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system was a major development that few would have bet on happening beforehand. So, crossing that off the list of entrants, what “other” unexpected occurrence stands out as th...

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