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The best, worst and funniest U.S. political ads of this campaign season

From a weary wife to a peeing baby, 10 political ads that are worth watching more than once. Yes, even this year.

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Miller gets flagrant foul for linking opponent to homicide

Candice Miller’s campaign has accomplished the seemingly impossible: Making a man accused of patronage and sexual harassment look like victim.




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GOP spending claim in state House race earns foul

Flyer in northern Michigan’s 101st District dishonestly claims a cost-saving bill voted for by Democrat Dan Scripps had “cost families billions.”




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Candice Miller’s attacks mostly hold water

Miller, running for Macomb County drain commissioner, may be an imperfect candidate to lecture on the environment. But her attacks on incumbent Anthony Marrocco are based on years of poop found in Macomb’s lake water.




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Marrocco earns foul for scare tactics on Koch brothers

Macomb Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco makes hay of Candice Miller’s ties to the Koch brothers and their history of climate-change denial. Then he goes too far.




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Johnson fairly attacks Bergman’s residency and fish tale, but fouls on asset claim

This Truth Squad inquiry begins with a one-page fact sheet, and ends with two men and their fish.




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Foul on GOP for innuendo on Johnson’s home

Does Lon Johnson live in Kalkaska County? Or a penthouse apartment in Detroit? A national Republican group implies the latter, but can’t back it up.




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Walberg fouls with attack on Driskell over his trade record

In calling his opponent a liar, the incumbent fails to take ownership of his voting record on trade deals




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No foul on Driskell for attacking Walberg’s trade votes

Whether free-trade agreements have cost Michigan jobs is a matter of debate, but Walberg’s record of supporting them is accurately represented.




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Flagrant foul for campaign photo touting guns

A mysterious nonprofit blankets Detroit with a flyer showing Senate candidate Ian Conyers and pals posing menacingly with rifles. Or are they?




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The email trail of the latest workers charged in the Flint water crisis

Bridge Magazine culled its comprehensive timeline of the Flint lead-poisoning scandal for emails relating to the six state health and environmental workers charged Friday with criminal conduct.




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Real talk about race

We asked leaders around metro Detroit to talk frankly about racial attitudes in their lives and communities. These five answered the bell.




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Casperson overstates role in blocking EPA rule

State Sen. Tom Casperson says in a congressional campaign that he stopped an EPA rule on wood stoves. He did not.




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Allen fouls congressional opponent about car fees

Congressional candidate Jason Allen zings primary foe Tom Casperson on his less-than-conservative record. But goes afoul over car fees and anti-veteran charge.




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Bridge Spring Fund Drive: Will you help put us over the top?

At Bridge Magazine, we are thrilled to be named 2016 “Newspaper of the Year” by the Michigan Press Association. That award belongs as much to you, our readers, as it does to our journalists. Because you – your ideas, your readership, and […]

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Bridge Magazine: Why pay for what’s free?

Each week, Bridge Magazine emails you some of Michigan’s most award-winning journalism.  Right now, it’s Bridge’s annual spring fund drive. Please help Bridge today with an online donation. It takes just a moment.  Why should you pay for what you already get […]

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Please help Bridge Magazine deliver for YOU

At Bridge Magazine, we are thrilled to be named 2016 “Newspaper of the Year” by the Michigan Press Association. That award belongs as much to you, our readers, as it does to our journalists. Because you – your ideas, your readership, and […]

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Bridge wins awards for college drinking series, other efforts

Competing against the metro area’s largest newspapers, the magazine’s “Game Day” project on the perils of college drinking took top honors in its category.




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