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Rick Snyder Says A Water Crisis Like Flint's Could Happen Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) admits that his government caused the Flint water crisis, he told Congress on Thursday morning it's...

Top Republican Promises Rick Snyder Will Have 'A Tough Day' On Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a hearing in which officials from multiple levels of government insisted they'd done nothing wrong in their handling of the Flint ...

Officials Say They Had Nothing To Do With Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nakiya Wakes came to Congress Tuesday looking for answers amid the ongoing political fallout over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, t...

Flint Water Crisis Means Rick Snyder Can't Sell Michigan's 'Comeback' to National Media

Susan J. Demas | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

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.

Paying for Poison -- Rick Snyder Wants Taxpayer Money for Flint Water Crisis Legal Fees

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 03.10.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

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.

Michigan Governor Wants Taxpayers To Fund His $1.2 Million Legal Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

Michigan taxpayers may face at least $2.7 million in legal fees under new requests from the state's governor and attorney general over the Flint water...

Why Is Rick Snyder Governor? Some Dems Stayed Home on Election Day

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

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?

Hillary Clinton Calls For Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder To Resign Or Be Recalled

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.06.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday called for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to either resign or be recalled over his role in ...

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Responds To Debate Criticism Over Flint

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.06.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) live-tweeted Sunday night's Democratic presidential debate in Michigan, defending his administration's choices that led ...

Everybody Is 'Politicizing' Flint -- and Nobody Should Care

Susan J. Demas | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

"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...

Flint Residents To Get Lower Water Bills

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

Residents of Flint, Michigan, will get refunds on their water bills as repayment for the government's failure to keep the water safe, Gov. Rick Snyder...

Rick Snyder Aides Urged Moving Flint Back To Detroit Water System: Report

Reuters | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

DETROIT, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Quality problems prompted two of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's top lawyers to urge that the city of Flint be moved back ...

Republican Sabotage Works

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We need to awaken ourselves to the danger our nation faces: A shrinking group of privileged bullies seeks to extend and secure its power by keeping the rest of us at one another's throats.

The Sinking Feeling of a City Called Flint

Javier Sierra | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Javier Sierra

In almost 20 years writing about environmental justice, few times have I dealt with such a heart-breaking story. The 100,000 residents of Flint, Michigan, especially its Latino population, are experiencing a profound sinking feeling.

The #FlintWaterCrisis Didn't Just Happen

Laura Packard | Posted 02.24.2016 | Detroit
Laura Packard

The Republican Party-controlled state legislature has been eating the seed corn in Michigan for so long that there's very little to plant for the future. But, hey, with term limits, that's nobody's problem.

Here's A Lead-Infused Tribute To Governor Who Oversaw Flint Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.18.2016 | Arts

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which has left thousands of residents with lead-contaminated water, has provoked shock and outrage around the cou...

Some In Flint Outraged by State Posting Their Poison Nightmare Online

Anthony Baxter | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Anthony Baxter

Imagine finding out you had been drinking toxic water with sky-high levels of lead from a friend who messaged you on Facebook. That's what happened to Ruth Elwart in Flint, Michigan, who is now packing up her things and preparing to move in with her daughter outside the city limits.

#Flint: Letter to the Oppressors

Jonathan Walton | Posted 02.12.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

What you have done is not hid from God. He sees clearly the deeds done in darkness and one day they will be brought to light.

Rick Snyder To Testify About Flint Water Crisis On Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has asked to testify before members of Congress about the Flint water crisis. Democrats were furious that...

What's Gone Right With The Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has repeatedly apologized for the toxic water crisis in Flint, heads have rolled and the government has pledged millions...

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.

Flint Water Crisis: Victims Deserve Compensation Fund

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

Home equity is the primary vehicle through which many working families build wealth and save for retirement. Who would want to move to Flint today based on what's being reported in the news? We know property devaluations are likely to have a negative effect on homeowners' ability to maximize their economic security for the rest of their lives. So what's to be done?

Here's How America Could Change The Situation In Flint Overnight

Johnny L. Ricks | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Johnny L. Ricks

The citizens of Flint deserve much more than a steady convoy of trucks carrying privately donated bottled water. They deserve a full-fledged humanitarian military deployment, and a steady convoy of trucks carrying the equipment needed to repair their broken infrastructure and homes.

More Flints to Come

Rudy Koshar | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Rudy Koshar

The Flint water crisis is one example of (I shudder to use the term) collateral damage from this push toward oligarchy. Clean water, clean air, safe food -- none of this comes naturally.