17 January 2017 • 31 comments
Living in a post-fact world, in which there is no independent standard by which to judge the accuracy of any assertion.
10 January 2017 • 6 comments
Drunks in snowbanks, toes chopped off with an axe, and other pleasant tales from the arctic tundra.
5 January 2017 • 31 comments
The Center for Michigan and Bridge are embarking on the immense task of developing fact-based, statistical measures of Michigan’s economy, education system, health and environment to help solve the state’s most vexing problems.
20 December 2016 • 4 comments
Even the coldest, loneliest holiday season can be warmed with Handel, a pet wolf and a caribou roast.
13 December 2016 • 29 comments
The U.S. Education Secretary nominee should recommend that the state markedly improve oversight of charter schools and demand the release of private charter companies’ financial statements.
6 December 2016 • 7 comments
A heavily censored Chinese media is not conducive to a well-informed citizenry. But free speech alone won’t solve problems facing the U.S.
29 November 2016 • 11 comments
Your tax-deductible investment in nonprofit journalism will help Bridge expand our data-driven policy analysis, political watchdog work and the best education coverage in the state.
15 November 2016 • 44 comments
There is often a direct relationship between a candidate having a compelling vision for our society and the enthusiasm of the voters
8 November 2016 • 36 comments
When we cannot even agree on facts, how can we reasonably discuss politics or policy, much less governance?
1 November 2016 • 15 comments
Admiring the leadership traits that turned the University of Michigan student into the leading voice of the 1960s campus anti-war movement.
18 October 2016 • 13 comments
The RTA plan isn’t perfect, but it may be our last, best chance for moving our region forward.
4 October 2016 • 10 comments
Fighting the tide of media cutbacks, Bridge journalism provides insight into the events of the day and a sense of community togetherness
27 September 2016 • 6 comments
Here’s hoping the Senate won’t weasel out of a bill that makes lawmakers subject to the open records law. Lansing must also keep the rigorous M-STEP test, Michigan’s best bet for accurately gauging our students’ success.
13 September 2016 • 13 comments
Students today are being asked to assume debt levels that are far higher than they were before Lansing started cutting back on support for higher ed
6 September 2016 • 9 comments
As the state continues to starve Michigan cities of needed revenue, two civic-minded philanthropists are working to ease the financial burden on their beloved Kalamazoo.
19 July 2016 • 54 comments
A very big reason Michigan students are falling behind is the very structure of our education system blurs responsibility and eliminates accountability.
12 July 2016 • 21 comments
History teaches that when political leaders are tone deaf, frustrated and aroused citizens often take things into their own hands.
28 June 2016 • 2 comments
Reflecting on the special glories of a Michigan summer holiday.