Editorial: Congress should hit pause on more virus aid
Editorial: True school choice still eludes Michigan
This decision should spur a renewed debate among Michiganians over changing the state’s constitution and finally giving families true school choice.
Editorial: Search warrant proposal will shield cellphones, PCs
Government should have a very sound reason to peek at that information, and should have to explain the reason to a judge
Editorial: Give schools budget certainty now
The new budget year for schools starts Wednesday, meaning they are in the dark in terms of the kind of cuts necessary for the upcoming academic year
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Editorial: Get Line 5 out of Lakes, into tunnel
We agree the pipeline does not belong in the waters of the Straits. It belongs in a concrete tunnel deep below the lake
Editorial: UM board puts unions above taxpayers
University of Michigan should not serve as business agents for labor unions trying to organize college workers
Editorial: Don’t panic over virus increase
The recent spike is no reason to panic, nor to prompt government to again close businesses and lock us in our homes.
Editorial: Whitmer must answer for nursing home policy
Citizens deserve to know whether a lack of response by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer contributed to COVID-19 deaths in Michigan nursing homes
Editorial: Purge ineligible voters ahead of vote by mail
Voting by mail is promising, but it shouldn't be achieved by sacrificing trust in the electoral system.
Editorial: Start police reforms with union contracts
Reform of police departments must start with stripping union contracts of provisions that make it almost impossible to fire officers.
Editorial: Congress can’t afford to bail out Michigan
Michigan is turning to the federal government to solve its problems. But Congress has already added a dangerous amount of debt to combat the virus
Editorial: End emergency powers
With new COVID-19 cases in steady decline and most businesses finally set to reopen, it’s time for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers to end
Editorial: Floyd’s death calls for broader police reforms
This horrific death, along with all the others that have occurred, should prompt a nationwide examination of protocols within police departments
Editorial: Whitmer’s sweet deal for state workers bad for taxpayers
The shutdown shouldn't be a windfall for state workers who have kept much of their pay, while also seeing much of their workload drop
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Editorial: Stop the violence, start the change
The time has come to stop marching and start engaging to make this a moment of real change for America.
Editorial: Outside panel should probe dam failures
Whitmer should change course and appoint an independent panel to probe the failure of two Midland-area dams.
Editorial: Michigan must release nursing home virus data
Michigan still is not reporting data from nursing homes and extended care facilities. That data should be compiled and released ASAP.
Editorial: Dam disaster enabled by government failures
State agencies should clearly understand that when the choice is between protecting human life or wildlife habitat, humans get the priority.
Editorial: Michigan can’t wait for a federal bailout
The state will almost certainly have to bear the brunt of the burden of balancing its budget with far fewer revenues.
Editorial: Whitmer order endangers nursing homes; end it now
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must reverse course on her executive order that is placing Michigan’s most vulnerable seniors at risk
Editorial: Use relief funds for recovery alone
COVID-19 relief funds must be focused entirely on recovery efforts.
Editorial: Clarify COVID-19 policies for nursing homes
Regardless of precautions, putting infected residents back into nursing homes with non-infected residents is not a winning strategy.
Editorial: A call for civility amidst protests
Michiganians are fearful for their jobs and liberty following lockdowns, yet we caution against citizens taking their frustration too far
Editorial: Time’s running out for many businesses
Michigan business owners are starting to move from feeling concerned about their livelihoods to downright desperate
Editorial: Legislature’s lawsuit is necessary, reasonable
The court should affirm that separation of powers and checks and balances don't go away when a virus strikes
Editorial: Keep guns out of state Capitol
It's hard to take anything else protesters stand for seriously when they appear at the Capitol armed to the teeth
Editorial: Open hospitals for elective surgeries
Gov. Whitmer's slowness in recognizing the severe impact her orders are having on hospitals risks undoing the goal of those orders: protecting health
Editorial: Get factories open and operating
Manufacturers that demonstrate they can protect their workers and make products at the same time should be given the immediate go-ahead to restart.
Editorial: Shoot for a July school start
Michigan schools already lag their peers nationwide in education performance. Six months out of the classroom will set them back further.
Editorial: New civil liberties squad a check on authoritarianism
As Attorney General William Barr notes, "The Constitution is not suspended in a time of crisis."
Editorial: Fight for education, but not in court
The courts are not the place to make school funding decisions. Rather, those lie with state legislatures and local school boards.
Editorial: Lawmakers, join the 21st century
Our leaders should embrace technology and work to do what's best for this state and country
Editorial: Unreliable jobless site, data add to turmoil
We all need to have patience. But if we’re going to get through this, we need smooth-running systems and accurate data.
Editorial: Crisis calls for more transparency, not less
The public has a constitutional right to the government’s information. Allowing avoidable delays treads on that right and puts our state in jeopardy
Editorial: Avoid replacing one threat with another
The state has to start thinking about how to reopen businesses and get citizens back to work
Editorial: Quit throttling auto sales
Out of 39 states with an active "stay at home" order, Michigan is one of five that has banned all automotive sales, including online orders
Editorial: Rest in peace, Al Kaline
"Kaline represented the best of sports in an era that valued sportsmanship, humility and loyalty in its athletes."