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The global campaign to vaccinate as many humans as possible against the ravages of the coronavirus is officially underway more
Summer is a long way off, but we can almost hear the joyous sounds of children frolicking in a newly refurbished Moores Park Pool. The distance between here and there is measured not in months, but in dollars, and lots of them. more
The next step for President-elect Joe Biden is to adopt the U.S. Postal Service slogan: Neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night will stop me from richly rewarding African American voters, for they flipped Michigan for Biden/Harris. more
Jan.20 can’t come soon enough, but there is still plenty of time for thousands more Michiganders to die from COVID-19 before President-elect Biden takes the reins and implements a national pandemic containment strategy. more
Whitmer’s hands have been tied by a Republican legislature that sued to strip her emergency powers, granted under a 1945 law passed by the body. more
The 2020 election is in the books in Michigan. Unless you’re President Trump or believe something is going to come of his spaghetti-on-the-wall lawsuits. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s administration has also made a routine out of forcing local media outlets — including City Pulse and the Lansing State Journal — to use the legislation to obtain even rudimentary-level details and supplemental records over the most insignificant of topics. more
America got it right. So did President-elect Joe Biden, claiming the nation’s highest office over the weekend with a call to unity and civility. It is a time to heal, he said. He’s right, but it will take time. more
Back in 2006, when the Michigan Democrats last flipped the majority in the state House, the Republican floor leader at the time, Steve Tobocman, sat down with the incoming speaker on how to create a more bipartisanship atmosphere. more
Lansing city retirees are up in arms over Mayor Andy Schor’s decision to rein in the city’s burgeoning legacy costs by reducing retiree health care benefits. more
My, how things have changed this campaign season. more
Six days away from the most consequential election of our lifetime. Six days before a national reckoning that will change the course of American history more
Four years ago, American voters made a grave error. Electing a snake oil salesman instead of a stateswoman to hold our nation’s highest office has plunged the United States into a dark and dangerous period of division and delusion. more
Nobody knows better than a woman how to look in the mirror, see beauty and still decide there is room for enhancement. So don’t doubt my patriotism when I, an African American woman, write there is room for improvement in the visage of Michigan female voters. Especially White female voters. more
As protests against police brutality subside in cities across the nation, displaced on the nightly news by the never-ending pandemic and the looming presidential election, demands for greater police accountability and transparency are on the rise here in Lansing and elsewhere. more
Last week Mayor Andy Schor announced his intent to open up a new chapter in the storied history of the Lansing City Market more
On Nov. 3 voters in Eaton County will choose between Sheriff Tom Reich, a two-term incumbent, and former state Sen. Rick Jones, who was sheriff for four years before being elected to the state Legislature. more
Nailed to a huge tree outside a house somewhere between Eagle and Portland, I ran across a first-of-its-kind yard sign reading, "MEDIA IS THE VIRUS." more
The more things change, the more they stay the same. more
Until now the most important election in my life was my first. It was 1968, and I was stationed in Thailand. more
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