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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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Snyder holds up government success as proof of government incompetence

A few days ago, Governor Rick Snyder handed out the first of his “Reinventing Michigan” awards. It went to Energetx Composites, a West Michigan manufacturer of wind turbine parts and electric vehicle frames. Knowing a little about the company, which spun out of Holland, Michigan-based S2 Yachts in 2008, I think Snyder made a great […]

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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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It’s not that they don’t know their history, it’s that it doesn’t fit their narrative

As I noted a few posts ago, Tea Party favorite, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, mentioned in a speech this past weekend that our founding fathers had worked tirelessly to end slavery in America. Her exact words, as she was going on about the sanctity of the Constitution, were, “(W)e also know that the very […]

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Republicans choose tax breaks for the rich over extending benefits to unemployed Americans

I don’t know that I’m all that surprised to hear that all 42 Republican Senators have gone on record saying that they’ll block any legislation moving through Congress until the Bush tax cuts on the wealthy are extended. I kind of expected as much, given the amount of money they receive from the CEOs of […]

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