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Michigan news and analysis from The Nation
August 29, 2017
Michigan Suffers From Some of the Most Extreme Gerrymandering in the Country
Can a group of grassroots activists change that?
December 6, 2016
Trump’s Lies About Voter Fraud Are Already Leading to New GOP Voter-Suppression Efforts
Republicans are rushing to make it harder to vote in states like Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin.
November 28, 2016
Donald Trump Is a Hypersensitive, Tantrum-Throwing Sore Winner—but the Recount Must Go On
Perfectly reasonable plans to recount votes in three battleground states have the president-elect acting even more thin-skinned than Richard Nixon.
October 11, 2016
The Latest Anti-Abortion Trend? Mandatory Funerals for Fetuses
Now that the Supreme Court has thrown out TRAP laws, opponents have a new tactic.
August 11, 2016
Courts Hand Down Smashing Victories for Voting Rights
These are significant wins, across six states—but 15 other states still have restrictions in place for the fall elections.
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March 21, 2016
What I Saw in Flint
Residents have lost faith in the system, but they are also ready to fight.
Rep. Keith Ellison
March 9, 2016
Why Bernie Sanders’s Win in Michigan Is Huge
The results prove it’s far too early
to declare the nomination contest over.
March 9, 2016
Bernie Sanders Wins in Michigan Thanks to Trade Policy
A senator who is clearly identified with opposition to free-trade deals triumphs in a state that has been particularly hard hit by those pacts.
February 3, 2016
‘Can Anybody Tell Me Why the Governor of Michigan Is Not Here Today?’
Flint residents rode buses overnight to tell Congress about how the water crisis has upended their lives. Their governor was conspicuously absent.