Manny Lopez was managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential from 2012 to 2014. Previously he was opinion page editor at The Detroit News. He also spent time with The News as an editorial writer and as automotive editor, winning awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and other local and national organizations. As auto editor, his team broke national news stories about the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies. Lopez also spent four years as associate editor of the Kansas City Business Journal before joining The News. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a master's degree in economics from the University of Detroit Mercy.

By Manny Lopez

MEA Rhetoric Aimed At Misdirecting Teachers From Focusing On August Opt Out

Supreme Court Rules Unionization Schemes Involving Home-Based Care Providers Are Illegal

Policy and Politics Just Part of the Action on Mackinac Island

Grand Rapids Says Nonprofit Acton Institute Not A Charitable Institution

Teachers Victorious In Their Quest To Get Out Of The MEA

Lawsuit Filed Against MEA Over Dues Policies, 'Fair Representation'

Bureaucrats Befuddled By America's Auto Market

2013 In Review: Worker Freedom, Medicaid Expansion Took Center Stage

Parent: 'Even after my kids graduate I'll still come back and help this school'

Time for Detroit To Move Beyond Its Past

Barber Bill Barely Takes Anything Off The Top

Courage, Conviction Help Take Down Forced Unionization Schemes

Mackinac Center President Honored for Leadership

Union Rally Fizzles

Citizen Journalists Should Not Be Shut Out By Government

Right-to-Work Event Marred By Protesters Spitting At Worker Freedom Advocates

Right-to-Work Law Gives Workers Reason to Celebrate on Labor Day

Township Supervisor: 'I Want People to Know Where Their Money is Going'

Poll: Medicaid Expansion Plan Loses Support When Voters Told of Potential Effects

Wayne State President's Union Contract Defense Falls Flat

Consumers Are Best Arbiters of Auto Market

Legislators Get Sworn In — And Get Cookies

Applauding Michigan Legislators Who Supported Workplace Freedom and Liberty

VIDEOS: Union Right-to-Work Protest Goes Violent

VIDEOS: Union Intimidation, Vandalism at Michigan Capitol Over Right-to-Work

Unions On The Offensive Against Possible Right-To-Work Bill in Michigan

Unions, Government Entities Team Up to Keep Information From Citizens

Commentary: Proposal 4 Excludes Caregivers From Getting State Employee Benefits

Union Electrician and Wife: 'The SEIU Never Did Anything For Us'

Money Motivates, But a Dollar is Simply Insulting

Commentary: Prop 4 Supporters Promise Programs That Already Exist

SEIU proponents pushing what already exists. … more

Commentary: Unions Ducking the Truth With Proposal 2 Ad

Granholm's DNC Performance Full of Tall Tales

Former Michigan governor needs fact-check. … more

Better Late Than Never: An End To the 'Dues Skim'

GOP Establishment Standing in Way of Prevailing Wage Reform

Study: 'Barriers' To Public Employee Pension Reform Unfounded

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