Agreeing to disagree, disagreeing to agree, on the US Supreme Court

-Matt Burgess & Ian Burgess- On November 7, 2006, Michigan voters passed Proposal 2, the ‘Michigan Civil Rights Initiative’ (MCRI), by a 58%-42% margin. The MCRI amended Michigan’s constitution to ban affirmative action programs “granting preferential treatment to…any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin” in public employment,…

Founding Editorial: Our vision for The Tête-à-Tête

-Matt Burgess & Ian Burgess- As a society, we face some thorny challenges that demand reasoned, pragmatic, but potentially uncomfortable conversations in public forums. We fear that the capacity to have this type of public conversation is eroding. The Tête-à-Tête’s mission is to create a safe space for reasoned and constructive conversations about any and…