Commentary


The onslaught of information Michiganders consume each day can be overwhelming. Therapist Erica Carulli shares her tips for letting go and staying calm.
Keeping It Together: A Guide To Not Losing It During This Crazy Election

Michigan therapist Erica Carulli gives her self-care tips for navigating a monumental election full of (mis)information.

Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris’ Debate Performance Was a Reminder of What Black Women Deal With Every Day

The 2020 vice-presidential debate was a welcome change from what we witnessed last week. But the niceties didn't last long.

Contrary to the CDC's recommendations, President Trump left Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend in a car full of Secret Service officers to wave to his supporters (AP Photo/Anthony Peltier).
As Doctors, We Took a Pledge to Do No Harm. Our President Should Too.

We've seen the toll that the coronavirus has taken in hospitals across the country. Despite what President Trump says and does, the coronavirus is dangerous, still spreading, and worthy of being feared.

Joe Biden
Joe Biden Stutters. I Do, Too. So Do More Than 3 Million Americans.

While some people saw the former vice president’s difficulty getting his words out as a sign of his age, I saw someone who was trying not to stutter while being verbally attacked.

Gema María Duarte, a native of Nicaragua, currently lives in the Philadelphia suburbs. (Courtesy of Gema María Duarte)
I Vote with ‘My Native Nicaragua on My Shoulders’

Gema María Duarte sees many of the same authoritarian characteristics in Donald Trump that she sees in Daniel Ortega, Nicolas Maduro and the Castros.

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I’m a Former VP at Cigna. Health Insurers Are No Friend to Racial Equity.

As a former health insurance executive who oversaw corporate communications, I know first-hand that these recent carefully crafted commitments to racial justice are designed to paper over a shameful truth.

In this Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, mail-in ballots for the 2016 General Election are shown at the elections ballot center at the Salt Lake County Government Center, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
I’m a Republican. Everyone — Including My Party — Should Embrace Voting By Mail.

The time is now for the federal government and the states to secure adequate funds to prepare for a November election that doesn’t require the majority of voters to congregate at the polls on Election Day.