Editorials

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Following the Nov-6 midterm elections, legislative bodies across the country are in a lame-duck session: the three-month period after many incumbents are voted out of office, but before the newly elected officials assume their positions next year.

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Last week, our very own Michigan-born Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, decided to make sexual assault investigations even harder to prosecute through new Title IX rules.

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No matter how you slice it, the 2018 midterm elections were historic.

Jordan Acker and Paul Brown at the Regents forum at Palmer Commons

The University of Michigan Board of Regents, a group of eight state-elected members who have general supervision of the University and its endowment, has two seats up for election this Tuesday.

The Michigan Daily Editorial Board’s sample ballot

Our generation has often been criticized for being vocal about issues yet failing to show up when our voices can affect real change — at the polls.

Gretchen Whitmer at the Cass Tech Democratic rally

With term limits keeping Gov. Rick Snyder from running for a third term, the people of Michigan have a chance to choose a new direction for the state’s top office. Candidates Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette provide starkly different visions for the future of the state.

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Look at a map of the political districts in Michigan and you’ll find some irregular shapes, such as the skinny, corkscrew-shaped Fourth state Senate District or the 76th state House District, which wraps around Grand Rapids.

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In the upcoming midterm elections, The Michigan Daily is endorsing Debbie Stabenow for U.S. Senate and Debbie Dingell for U.S. House of Representatives. The Debbie duo has been working tirelessly to take care of all their citizens, from families, to students, to immigrants, to workers.

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In the coming weeks, Michigan will vote on a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana.

From the Daily

The alleged killing and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives has sent shock waves throughout the media and the larger international community. Calls have been made to boycott Saudi companies and support U.S.