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Saying they “delayed our action plan,” Rick Snyder lays the blame for the Flint water disaster at the feet of “career civil servants” who cared more about process than people

You have to give him credit for having chutzpah. It took him a few days, but our Governor, with he help of multiple consultants and a few top flight PR firms, is attempting not just to deflect blame for what happened in Flint, but actually turn the deadly public health crisis into an anti-government parable […]

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What conservatives really want, and how we’re helping them get it

Our old friend George Lakoff has a brilliant essay on the Common Dreams website today. Here’s a clip. I’d encourage those of you with time to follow the last link and read the whole thing, though. ….The central issue in our political life is not being discussed. At stake is the moral basis of American […]

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CIGNA’s Wendell Potter on the state of American healthcare

If you haven’t yet watched Bill Moyers with CIGNA Healthcare’s former head of corporate communications, Wendell Potter, I’d suggest you take a few minutes and watch it. Here, by way of background, is a quote from Potter as he recently testified before the Senate Commerce Committee: The industry and its backers are using fear tactics, […]

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