Michigan’s Mask Mandate Repeal Falls Flat

On March 10, the University of Michigan announced that starting on March 14 it would be partially repealing the mask mandate that had been in place since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 14, masks have been optional in most indoor spaces on every University of Michigan campus with the exceptions of “classrooms […]

In Defense of Schlissel

Mark Schlissel, President of the University of Michigan since 2014, was recently terminated by the Board of Regents for being “involved in an inappropriate relationship with a University employee.”  Schlissel, who was deeply unpopular among a large segment of Michigan students, was removed with immediate effect. The Board released a veritable treasure trove of email […]

Whitmer’s Veto Reveals Underlying Soft Bigotry

In a misguided attempt to “secure voting rights,” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, vetoed three Republican-backed election integrity bills last month.  Under current Michigan law, voters who do not have an acceptable photo ID are permitted to vote by simply signing an affidavit attesting that they do not have ID.  No verification is required for […]

The Waning of American Patriotism

While scrolling through the hyper-political wasteland of Twitter, I recently found something deeply concerning: a majority of liberal or liberal-leaning college students are not proud to be American. Conservatives are overwhelmingly proud to be American, as are a clear majority of moderates and independents, according to a 2021 American College Student Survey.  The study is simply […]

Farewell, Prince Philip

Last week, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip, husband to Queen Elizabeth II for nearly 75 years, had passed away aged 99.  Although the royal family has had no formal role in governing these shores since early-July of 1776, it maintains an intriguing and even fascinating grip on a part of the American psyche.  While […]