Category Archives: Michigan

With evidence that Snyder discussed the problem of lead contamination in Flint’s water with his advisors as early as the summer of 2015, the Governor’s hand-selected Flint Water Advisory Task Force had no choice but to turn on him in their scathing final report

When it was announced last year that our Governor would be hand-selecting a panel of politicians and experts to look into what exactly went wrong in Flint, I wasn’t expecting that their efforts would amount to anything substantive. “If the Governor were serious about this,” I thought, “he would have had someone else choose the […]

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I’ve got a cold and my sincerity meter is off. Can one of you please watch this video of Brian Calley talking about Flint for me and tell me what you think?

Apparently this video of Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley talking about how awesome Flint is going to be now that the administration has finally agreed to do something about the deadly health care disaster they helped to create, came out a few days ago. My first inclination, as I’m watching it here in my sickbed, […]

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One wonders what the situation in Michigan might be like today if Rick Snyder had governed like Minnesota’s Mark Dayton

Along with a lot of my social media friends, I spent a good deal of this evening reading and thinking about an article in The Atlantic titled The Miracle of Minneapolis, about how the 14th-largest metropolitan area in the United States had accomplished what so few American cities have been able to… which is to […]

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Rick Snyder, told repeatedly by members of Congress this morning to step down, responds by blaming “career bureaucrats”

Well, today was the big day. Rick Snyder was under oath, responding to questions posed by members of Congress as to his role in the Flint water disaster. I’ve yet to make it all the way through the C-Span video, but, so far I wouldn’t say that I’ve learned very much. The Republicans kept up […]

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Defying all expectations after being down 20 points in the polls, Bernie Sanders wins the Michigan Democratic primary

Earlier today, the brilliant statisticians at FiveThirtyEight.com, looking at the results of 20 recent polls, reaffirmed their prediction that Hillary Clinton would, with 99% certainty, win the Michigan primary. [Just three days ago, Politico was projecting a 17-point victory for Clinton.] Well, that’s not what happened. Sanders was just declared winner, beating Clinton by 2 […]

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