Tag Archives: Congress

2018 Election Day open thread

9:00 AM I’m home with a sick kid, so thing may not go as planned, but I’m hoping to vote soon, and then head back home to do some remote phone banking through Swing Left for Amy McGrath, the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 6th district, which covers Frankfort, where I lived as a baby, Georgetown, […]

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What the John Conyers case tells us about how sexual predators are treated in Congress

Late last week the Washington Post added a little more fuel to the “Jesus Christ, Men Really Suck” bonfire when they reported that Congress’s Office of Compliance has paid out approximately $17 million over the past 20 years in unreported settlements to 264 federal employees, many of whom, you can be sure, collected those settlements […]

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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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Exploring Black Nirvana, going inside the EMU “no confidence” vote, and the likelihood that we’ll see other Flints in the future… on episode 40 of the Saturday Six Pack

I’m still playing catch-up, trying to get the most recent episodes of the Saturday Six Pack posted here. I’m sorry that it’s been taking me so long… The episode I’m posting here tonight was our 40th, and it was great… There was something for everyone; political intrigue, grassroots activism, science in the public interest, societal […]

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Now that Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley is facing the prospect of a year in prison for contempt, one wonders if he might be persuaded to work with prosecutors

Yesterday, retired Michigan 36th District Court Judge Gregory Ellis “Greg” Mathis came right out and said what a lot of us have been thinking for a while now… that what happened in Flint has all the makings of a criminal case. The EMU-grad-turned-television-personality put it his way: “It appears that there’s criminal negligence here,” he […]

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