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An Insidious Disease

Jun 15, 2018 by

By Tom Watkins – Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have taken their own lives over the last couple of weeks. Sadly there are...

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Can MI Move Forward? – The 201...

Jun 8, 2018 by

By Tom Watkins – The Mackinac Policy Conference just ended. The annual event sponsored by the Detroit Regional...

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A Good Man’s Death Spurs Suppo...

May 25, 2018 by

Tom Watkins – The passing of Brian Whiston, Michigan’s State Superintendent of Public Education, at the relatively youthful age...

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From the Cradle to the Grave

Apr 5, 2018 by

Tom Watkins – It is certainly a welcome sign when Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business roundtable composed of...

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In Search of a Psychiatric Bed...

Mar 22, 2018 by

Tom Watkins – It is true. I am quoted in the article below as saying by noted Detroit-area columnist, Jack Lessenberry,...

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The Future of Public Policy

Mar 9, 2018 by

Tom Watkins – The past few weeks have witnessed the departure of many notable and impactful people from the public scene....

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Gun Violence is Killing Americ...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Tom Watkins – “Why does your government not do something about the senseless gun violence in America?” This has been the...

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In A Disruptive World: Free Co...

Feb 15, 2018 by

Tom Watkins – As humans know so well, change is inevitable. But progress should not be optional. With the unfolding of our 21st...

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Teachers

Jan 5, 2018 by

Tom Watkins – Education holds the key to our collective future. Great teachers are the key ingredient to a quality education...

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New State Policy Needed for “R...

Nov 23, 2017 by

Ken Winter – Although it’s been 50 years since high school graduation, I don’t recall ever being this ill equipped to perform...

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The Best and Worst of America

Nov 10, 2017 by

Tom Watkins – Democracy is a process that is not easy to achieve or maintain. The values of democracy and freedom were on my...

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MI Needs a New Education Fundi...

Nov 10, 2017 by

Jack Lessenberry – DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan, as expected, breezed to a re-election landslide this week over State Senator...

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Community Mental Health: Adds ...

Oct 28, 2017 by

Tom Watkins – I have witnessed the public community mental health system unfold, in one capacity or another, for 40 of the...

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Windstorm Shaking the World

Oct 20, 2017 by

Tom Watkins – Travel has a way of opening the heart, mind, and senses. Once again, my senses have been re-awakened by travel in...

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Gun Violence is Killing Americ...

Oct 13, 2017 by

Tom Watkins – “Why does your government not do something about the senseless gun violence in America?” This has been the...

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In Michigan, path to elite col...

Oct 6, 2017 by

Mike Wilkinson – Silos of success Use the map to see where last year’s high school graduates are attending college, and how...

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Rock Climbing

Sep 15, 2017 by

Lou Glazer – What made Michigan prosperous in the past won’t in the future. It’s time for Michigan to understand that, and...

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Educators Put a Happy Face on ...

Sep 10, 2017 by

Chad Selweski – The results are out for the main test administered to Michigan’s K-12 students and what they show, above all...

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Michigan’s Illiterate Children...

Sep 7, 2017 by

Tom Watkins – It is simply unacceptable. Imagine your child or grandchild going though life, without the ability to read. In...

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Welcome Ballmer Group: Let’s E...

Aug 20, 2017 by

Tom Watkins – Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, grew up in the metro Detroit area. He...

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