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Richard D. McLellan is a Lansing lawyer and longtime political operative in state-government circles. His favorite brunch dish is eggs Benedict at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

As some take aim at school choice, Legislature is unlikely to agree

Proposal A opened a wealth of choices for parents and students, but some see the ensuing marketplace as too fragmented to serve students well.

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PRO ‘Dark money’ is a euphemism for free speech, like it or not

Even those who exercise their influence with money deserve anonymity if they so desire; it’s a way to protect free expression, even in politics.




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No debates? As long as candidates get a vote, get used to it

Debates, town halls and other election-season events are undeniably good for voters – and the media. But candidates see little upside, and lately are deciding not to participate.




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