Bernie's win in Michigan was no "surprise". His surge was testimony to his campaign spirit. It also was based on a Michigan rejection of the false promises of Clinton-era corporate and financial globalization policies like NAFTA and the TPP.
We had two Democratic debates and one Republican debate last week. The GOP one was shocking -- because nobody said anything shocking! Yes, that's truly how far the Republicans have sunk -- to the Sherlockian level of the dog not snarling in the night being the big news.
Voters have figured out that our country's current "free trade" policies are killing their jobs, wages, cities, regions and the country's middle class. Giant multinational corporations and billionaires do great under free trade, the rest of us not so much.
While Michigan Republicans stew about Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders swooping in and "politicizing" the crisis, they know that Snyder -- the leader of their party -- is a huge liability right now.
In a TMFS sketch, a spokesperson for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder defends the governor's request for $1.2 million for legal defense fees to defend the handling of the Flint Water Crisis.
Bernie Sanders's problem with exports, "because they benefit large corporations," is more than somewhat astounding. Who does he thinks works in all the Boeing plants? Doesn't he realize that a large percent of Boeing shares are owned by various American retirement funds and individual American 401k plans?
Republican Donald Trump was the big winner in the presidential contests Tuesday in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii. But former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton narrowly lost to Senator Bernie Sanders in Michigan because she underperformed with working-class, white male voters, a group Trump does well with. This portends a serious problem for Clinton should she face Trump in the November presidential election.
Bernie Sanders won Michigan, and will win the presidency, because he's the only honest candidate in 2016. The FBI and James Comey vote in May, and their findings will likely give Bernie Sanders the Democratic nomination.
Much to the pollsters' surprise, Sanders edged out Hillary Clinton in a narrow but decisive victory in a delegate-rich state that was supposed to be hers.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton agreed that to accept his responsibility for the poisoned water crisis in Flint, Michigan's Republican governor, Rick Snyder should resign. But how did an unaccountable bozo like him get to be governor of Michigan in the first place?
The GOP Establishment is in such a state of apoplectic panic over the rogue candidacy of real estate developer Donald J. Trump that on Thursday they sent out its feckless failed nominee Mitt Romney to verbally assassinate the party's own frontrunner.
Michigan state government has been broken for decades, but it's just now coming to people's attention outside our state via the Flint water crisis and the Detroit Public Schools crisis. How did this happen? And could it happen to you?
You have to look hard for good news about the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan -- but it's there.
Our "open science" research collaboration with Flint residents revealed high levels of lead, Legionella and damage to potable water infrastructure due to a failure to implement corrosion control treatment. Our work, by any measure, succeeded. But at the same time, this experience has forced us to confront broader questions.
"What I would say is: Politicizing the issue doesn't help matters. Let's focus in on the solution and how to deal with the damage that was done and he...