Columns

The Confederate battle flag, which rioters flew inside the US Capitol, has long been a symbol of white insurrection

January 14, 2021

Jordan Brasher, Columbus State University (THE CONVERSATION) — Confederate soldiers never reached the Capitol during the Civil War. But the Confederate battle flag was flown by rioters in the U.S. Capitol building for the first time ever on Jan. 6. ...

A look at the 100th Michigan Legislature's record on select business subsidies

January 14, 2021

James M. Hohman, Mackinac Center for Public Policy The 100th Michigan Legislature — which ran from 2019 to 2020 — approved the least amount of business subsidies since 2001, according to a scorecard compiled by the Mackinac Center. While lawmakers ...

Capitol siege raises questions over extent of white supremacist infiltration of U.S. police

January 14, 2021

Vida Johnson, Georgetown University (THE CONVERSATION) — The apparent participation of off-duty officers in the rally that morphed into a siege on the U.S. Capitol building Jan. 6 has revived fears about white supremacists within police departments. These ...

Purposeful investing in 2021

January 14, 2021

Patricia Foster, BridgeTower Media Newswires As we begin 2021, the effects of coronavirus, which resulted in both a public health crisis and an economic crisis, continue. Although the coronavirus relief package and the development of several effective vaccines ...

Is impeaching President Trump 'pointless revenge'? Not if it sends a message to future presidents

January 14, 2021

Michael Blake, University of Washington (THE CONVERSATION) — House Democrats have introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump, charging him with “incitement of insurrection” for the siege at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  ...

Legal community rose to the challenge of COVID-19

January 14, 2021

Gail Prudenti, BridgeTower Media Newswires When asked how he happened to become a war hero during World War II, John F. Kennedy famously replied: “It was involuntary. They sunk my boat.” COVID-19 presents our entire community with a similar sink-or-swim ...