17 January 2017
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
Drunks in snowbanks, toes chopped off with an axe, and other pleasant tales from the arctic tundra.
5 January 2017
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
Even the coldest, loneliest holiday season can be warmed with Handel, a pet wolf and a caribou roast.
13 December 2016
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
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
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
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
When we cannot even agree on facts, how can we reasonably discuss politics or policy, much less governance?
1 November 2016
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
The RTA plan isn’t perfect, but it may be our last, best chance for moving our region forward.
4 October 2016
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
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
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
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
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
History teaches that when political leaders are tone deaf, frustrated and aroused citizens often take things into their own hands.
28 June 2016
Reflecting on the special glories of a Michigan summer holiday.