On the Left
- From jobs to health care, COVID-19 reveals the moral bankruptcy of conservative politics In a guest column, a University of Michigan Law School professor comments in Michigan Advance that conservative politics and focus on individualism has left us unprepared for the pandemic.
- Census day: Another way to help your community from home A blog published by the Michigan League for Public Policy shares the meaning of Census Day for communities.
- Whitmer closes schools for 2019-2020, districts to decide learning plans A Michigan Advance staff-written article reports that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closes schools for the remainder of the school year, and asks school districts to adjust to online education.
Down the Middle
- What Michigan’s coronavirus school closure means for you A Bridge Magazine article describes what K-12 school closure means for Michigan students, families, school employees and the state budget.
- Country needs crisis prevention task force Writing in the Detroit News, a fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit calls for leaders to be asking how to prevent rather than how to manage a crisis such as that caused by the coronavirus.
- Whitmer strongly hints she'll extend Coronavirus stay-home order in Michigan Based on reporting from a televised town hall, Bridge Magazine predicts that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer may extend the current stay-home order.
On the Right
- After the Virus: The Importance of Savings A Mackinac Center for Public Policy economist outlines why the country must return to work and help curb government overspending to restore savings and economic prosperity.
- What is an 'Essential Business' under government lockdown? An article published in Michigan’s Capitol Confidential shares asks why some small businesses aren’t classified as essential and therefore allowed to make deliveries to consumers who are staying home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
- Gov. Whitmer Vetoes Unnecessary Spending A Mackinac Center for Public Policy article lauds Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to cut travel promotions and arts programs before the novel coronavirus crisis struck the state.