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Lead Poisoning

If Low Taxes Means Poisoning Children, You Can Count Me Out

Spencer Critchley | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

If trying to keep every dollar I can requires that infrastructure crumble and children suffer, I not only don't need the extra money, I don't want it.

An American Tale From Hell

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Talk about nightmares: the children of a city, thousands of them, may have been poisoned by lead in its drinking water in a process set off by adults intent on saving a little money.

Two, Three... Many Flints

David Rosner | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
David Rosner

The price tag for replacing the lead pipes that contaminated its drinking water is now estimated at up to $1.5 billion. No one knows where that money will come from or when it will arrive. In the meantime, the cost to the children of Flint has been and will be incalculable.

What Flint Is Doing Right Amid The Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact

For weeks, Mary Stevenson’s phone has been ringing off the hook. A pawnbroker in Detroit; a New York City police officer; a teacher in Chicago;...

Hillary Clinton To Tour The Devastated City Of Flint, Michigan

MSNBC | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.06.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has heaped attention on the lead-poisoned city of Flint, Michigan, for weeks, but on Sunday she’ll do more than just highlight t...

Michigan GOP Whitewashes Rick Snyder's Role In Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

The Michigan Republican party would like you to know that Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has been busy trying to heal the city of Flint while the malevolent Ob...

Towards Flint

Rep. Chris Taylor | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Rep. Chris Taylor

Our nation is watching in horror as the Flint water disaster unfolds, a completely avoidable, unnecessary public health crises that threatens an entire town and the health and welfare of its people.

The Long-Term Emotional Consequences of Toxic H2O in Flint, Michigan

Jerome Schultz | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Jerome Schultz

It goes without saying that support for appropriate educational intervention for these victims becomes a moral obligation for the civic leaders of Flint. However, we must not ignore the long-term collateral effects of this thoughtless and disastrous re-routing of a water supply through a network of toxic conduits.

How America Poisoned This Flint Mother's Baby Girl

Michael Skolnik | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Michael Skolnik

None of this ever had to happen. But in 2014, an inadequate Republican governor, who is still in power today, tried to cut costs and Flint's entire water supply was poisoned. This is criminal. We have poisoned our children. American babies. American children. Our own people.

Evidence-Based Resources Needed for Flint

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Lead poisoning is devastating to the nervous systems of infants. It leads to diminished cognitive functioning, as measured by IQ tests and school performance, across a person's entire life. The kids in Flint deserve special attention and immediate effective intervention.

Governor Says Flint Residents Should Get Discount On Toxic Water

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced a proposal Wednesday that would allocate state money to pay part of Flint residents’ water bills during the...

Stuck in the Pipeline

John Krifka | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
John Krifka

. . . lead doesn't kill people, political people kill people ...

Finding Faith in Flint

Ryan P. Cumming | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Ryan P. Cumming

As I sit in Pastor Villarreal's office holding a bottle of murky brown water drawn from the taps at Salem Lutheran, she tells me about the deep pain resonating throughout her neighborhood. She describes the guilt of parents who gave their children lead-filled water to drink, of the frustratingly slow state response, of the opportunistic lawyers and media now spilling into Flint.

Congress Seeks Answers On Flint Water Crisis, Doesn't Get Them

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress wanted to get to the bottom of the Flint water crisis, but several key players were missing from an oversight heari...

Flint Residents Bring Brown Water And Clumps Of Hair To Washington

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gladyes Williamson paced the halls of Congress on Wednesday, armed with a bottle of brown water and clumps of her own hair. She'd trav...

How Lead In Recycled Electronics Can Poison Workers' Families

The Huffington Post | Scilla Alecci | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology

In 2009, when Anthony Harrell accepted a job at an electronics scrap recycling facility in Cincinnati, he was happy to have found work that he liked ...

Officials Warn Flint Residents That Some Areas Have Higher Lead Levels Than Filters Can Handle

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.30.2016 | Politics

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials warned Flint residents Friday that water samples from more than two dozen locations have higher lead leve...

Lots Of Cities Have The Same Lead Pipes That Poisoned Flint

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

Just how many lead pipes are there in Flint, Michigan, where the water has been undrinkable because of high lead levels? Nobody knows. "A lot of...

Ted Cruz's True American Values

Shan Wells | Posted 01.27.2016 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Another Town Gripped By Fear Over Lead-Tainted Tap Water

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

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Ted Cruz Singles Out Anti-Abortion Groups In Flint For Water Donations

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

Volunteers for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's Republican presidential campaign will be distributing water on Wednesday to residents of Flint, Michigan -- ...

Government Run Like a Business Poisons Kids

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Michigan didn't have to poison Flint's children. That was a values choice. And Republican Gov. Rick Snyder values big business more than little children.

Rick Snyder's Misleading Claim About Who Changed Flint's Water

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics

At his annual State of the State address on Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) accepted blame for the water crisis in Flint and offered an explan...

Stand with Kids, Not with Snyder

Paul Ruth | Posted 01.22.2016 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

One of the duties of government is to protect citizens when they cannot protect themselves. Parental obligation is dependent on the trust of government to share their concern over child safety and development.

Ideology > Humanity

Michael Brune | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

For more than a year, an entire city was exposed to the risk of lead poisoning. Those children will suffer neurological damage for the rest of their lives. Long after you and I are gone, some of them will still be living a life diminished. No matter what happens now, that cannot be undone.