16 December 2014
A cast of judges, lawyers and politicians united by a shared sense of responsibility helped usher the city through bankruptcy with remarkable speed.
9 December 2014
Maybe the best things that can be said about the current “lame duck” session of the legislature is that it gives lawmakers a chance to make amends for purely political posturing before the election and to take a shot at actually governing […]
18 November 2014
By giving residents a point person in their district to solve problems, Detroit finally may be moving beyond the frustrating bureaucracy of generations past.
11 November 2014
Republicans must quell disputes inside their own caucus and govern in a way that avoids the sin of overreach.
4 November 2014
Our work rests in the integrity of our journalism and the trust this earns with our readers. We do not want to do anything to be regarded as biased or partisan.
28 October 2014
When campaigns are driven by dark money and college sports are “branded” like Viagra, society dies just a bit
21 October 2014
From building workforce skills to economic development, Michigan works best when groups inside and outside government share smart ideas.
7 October 2014
Both parties rightly complain of national party poo-bahs and bored billionaires messing with their effort to make their campaigns locally relevant to Michigan voters. Exhibit A: the wedding dress.
30 September 2014
Retiring Congressman John Dingell says his biggest accomplishments over nearly six decades in Washington were brought about by bringing people together for the public good. That same philosophy is now playing out in Detroit.
23 September 2014
Michigan’s future leaders could do worse than to take part in the Michigan Political Leadership Program to hone their skills as capable public servants.
16 September 2014
Who’s supporting the candidates running for office? How much are they investing in the outcome? Right now, we can only guess about much of it.
9 September 2014
Friday’s inauguration of Dr. Mark S. Schlissel at the University of Michigan was a moving demonstration of hope for our future.
4 September 2014
Bridge is making good on its promise of fact-based, trustworthy, nonpartisan news and thoughtful analysis of the people’s business.
15 July 2014
What’s the sense in financially supporting charter schools if they are not producing better educational outcomes than the failing traditional public schools students are leaving behind?
8 July 2014
Tracing family roots to Michigan’s unparalleled sour cherry harvest.
24 June 2014
Polls are a snapshot of public attitudes, but the state’s 2014 political candidates need the “Michigan Speaks” report to grasp what’s driving voters this election year.
17 June 2014
This publication’s reporting – and the Center for Michigan’s engagement work – led to two big wins for Michigan’s school children. Excuse us if we brag a little bit.
10 June 2014
The case for cautious optimism for our state, which finally seems to be moving in the right direction.