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Flint's Water Woes Make Residents Feel Like 'The Walking Dead'

The Wall Street Journal | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

At aid distribution points across the Michigan city, thousands of people adjust to new reality...

Gov. Rick Snyder To Flint: 'I Will Fix This'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said he would ask state lawmakers for an additional $28 million to deal with the ongoing water crisis in Flint as activi...

How Flint's Water Got Poisonous

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration has declared a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, a city of nearly 100,000 people who can't drink their tap water because...

Detroit Public Schools: Beyond a State of Emergency

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 01.19.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Since 1999, the state has been "taking over" Detroit Public Schools. Since 2009, Detroit's schools have been subject to a stream of emergency managers who move in for just under 18 months, do not answer to voters, and can basically do what they want without consequence.

The $10 Voter-Apathy Tax: Avoiding Lead-Poisoning and Raising $1 Billion for Michigan

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.15.2016 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Let's examine those 4.5 million people who could very well be outraged about Flint's water and see if they can be coerced to the polls next November--or at least take 25 seconds on an app that sends an absentee ballot right to your recliner.

Michigan Governor Asks Obama To Declare Emergency Over Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) wants President Barack Obama to declare a federal emergency in Flint, where the water is unsafe to drink due to high amo...

Snyder Administration Defends Flint Water Crisis Handling - TMFS Sketch Comedy

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 01.14.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, a spokesperson for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder defends the handling of the Flint water crisis....

Rick Snyder Calls In National Guard For Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has called in the National Guard to help hand out bottled water in Flint, where dangerous lead levels have made municipa...

Martin Luther King, Teachers' Unions and Social Justice

Yohuru Williams | Posted 01.12.2016 | Education
Yohuru Williams

This Martin Luther King Holiday, we need to be mindful of what public school educators are telling us about the state of our schools and by extension, our children and our democracy. "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

How The Federal Government Botched Flint's Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

Over the summer, people in Flint, Michigan, discovered they had been drinking tap water with dangerously high levels of lead, a neurotoxin that can ca...

"Leaders," Keeping Secrets

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hillary, Rahm, Snyder, Walker -- the list goes on.

Rick Snyder Ducks Question On What He Knew About Flint's Water

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) didn't want to get into details of what he knew and when about the Flint water crisis on Thursday. In a July email, a t...

'Green News Report' - January 7, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Britain's new flood defenses already overwhelmed; Record extreme weathe...

Justice Department Investigating Toxic Tap Water In Flint

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

Days after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) apologized for toxic tap water in the city of Flint and accepted the resignations of multiple state officials...

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Apologizes For Flint's Water Crisis

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics

DETROIT (Reuters) - Michigan's governor apologized on Tuesday for the state's mishandling of lead contamination in the city of Flint's water supply an...

Why Flint's Water Crisis Is So Incredibly Bad

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics

An unknown number of children in Flint, Michigan, were exposed to dangerous amounts of lead in their drinking water because of a cheapskate decision t...

Flint's Water Crisis Just Became A Double Emergency

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

JeCorey Hawkins had a scary moment with the water in Flint, Michigan, in September. The 22-year-old psychology student had stooped at a drinking fount...

Michigan Governor Can't Name One Problem With Refugee Screening

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) was so concerned with gaps in the refugee-screening process earlier this week that he announced vulnerable Syrians would...

GOP Demagoguery Over Refugees Sinks to New Low

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

In 1939, some 900 Jews fled Germany aboard a cruise liner. They had hoped to reach Cuba and then travel to the United States and safety. But when they arrived at the Florida coast, they were forced to return home. In the end, 250 of those on board were ultimately killed by the Nazis.

Flint Residents Suing Over Toxic Tap Water

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Residents of Flint, Michigan, are suing over dangerous lead levels in their tap water resulting from state and local efforts to save money by switchin...

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Puts Refugee Acceptance Effort On Hold

Associated Press | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's Republican governor, who has bucked many party leaders by welcoming Syrian refugees, is putting the efforts on hold follow...

Michigan's Republican Governor Says State Will Comply With Obama's Climate Plan

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) announced Tuesday that his state will comply with the Obama administration's new regulations limiting greenhouse gas emi...

Tackling Climate Change Across Party Lines Works for America

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

State clean power plans protect from the worst consequences of climate inaction. Climate change doesn't respect political party boundaries.

Governors Alarmed: More Die From Overdoses Than Car Crashes

Barry D. Wood | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Barry D. Wood

At the July 25th summer meeting of the National Governors Association there was an unexpected bipartisan call to arms against drug abuse.

An Open Letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder: Free Richard Wershe Jr.

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 07.13.2016 | Crime
Dean Dauphinais

Governor Snyder, I have no sympathy for drug dealers. Drugs took one of my sons -- and our entire family -- on a roller coaster ride through hell for seven years. But I don't think anyone should have to suffer the injustice that Richard Wershe Jr. has suffered.