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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#EndorseThis: Flint Pastor Stops Trump When He Goes Off Script

Donald Trump is not the kind of presidential candidate to let a pastor go unanswered.

September 15, 2016
Flint water crisis

What Did The Flint Crisis Really… Cost?

The total takes into account some 8,000 children believed exposed to lead poisoning in Flint since April 2014, when the financially struggling city, under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, switched its water source from Detroit’s municipal system to the Flint River to save money.

August 8, 2016
Flint water crisis

Michigan Prosecutor Charges Six In Flint Water Scandal

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby were charged with five and six counts, respectively, including misconduct in office, tampering with evidence and violation of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act. Both pleaded not guilty.

July 29, 2016
The top of the Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, Michigan in this February 7, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files

Sometimes, Race Is More Distraction Than Explanation

As you no doubt know, the water crisis in Flint, Mich., returned to the headlines last week with news that the state attorney general is charging three government officials for their alleged roles in the debacle. It makes this a convenient moment to deal with something that has irked me about the way this disaster is framed.

April 24, 2016
John Oliver Sesame Street

Endorse This: John Oliver And ‘Sesame Street’ Tackle America’s Lead Crisis

The crisis in Flint, Michigan — brought on by untreated water corroding the city’s ancient pipes — is just the tip of America’s lead iceberg.

April 18, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Clinton speaks as rival Sanders listens during the Democratic U.S. presidential candidates' debate in Flint

Clinton, Sanders Clash Over Trade And Auto Bailout In Michigan Debate

Flint provided a dramatic backdrop for the pair — who were actually willing to discuss the systematic failures that led to the poisoning of an entire city.

March 6, 2016

Michigan Governor’s Aides Urged Switch Away From Flint River

Gov. Rick Snyder’s aides discussed Flint’s water quality problems as early as autumn 2014, with one calling the situation “downright scary.”

February 26, 2016
The remaining Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville

How Dangerous Is Donald Trump?

Is Trump dangerous for his beliefs, or is he just offensive for his willingness to state them?

February 25, 2016

Michigan Officials Knew Of Legionnaires’ Outbreak Long Before Warning

The disclosure of the documents comes as Michigan’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder faces pressure to resign over handling of the Flint water crisis.

February 12, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The Trump Circus

The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper went to a Trump rally: “A memory that will last for — possibly four years. God help us all.”

February 12, 2016

Michigan Governor: Solve Flint Water Crisis Instead Of Laying Blame

Snyder, at Flint meeting: “There are a number of folk out there that are spending their time mainly on the political side and the blame side.”

February 5, 2016
Ariana Hawk, 25, is the single mother of three children under the age of ten living in Flint, Mich.

What Really Poisoned The Water In Flint, Michigan

The bottom line of thinking you can simply apply corporate methods and ethics to public responsibilities is that very bad things can happen.

February 3, 2016
File photo of a Flint River sign seen along the Flint river in Flint, Michigan

FBI Joins Flint, Michigan Water Contamination Probe

Legal expert says it would be a challenge to bring criminal charges.

February 2, 2016
The Flint River is seen flowing thru downtown in Flint, Michigan

Michigan Governor Won’t Know Flint Costs Before Next Budget Is Due

Preliminary estimates of the cost of repairing Flint’s water distribution infrastructure range from millions of dollars to as high as $1.5 billion.

January 27, 2016

Poisoning Flint’s Water: Political Contempt In Action

If there was ever any ethical foundation supporting the administration of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, it has been obliterated.

January 22, 2016

Late Night Roundup: No More Whitewashing In Whitesboro!

“The Daily Show” revealed the secret role the show played in addressing controversy over the racist-looking official seal of the Village of Whitesboro.

January 22, 2016
Michigan National Guard members help to distribute water to a line of residents in their cars in Flint, Michigan January 21, 2016.

Loud As They Are, Republicans Mostly Silent On Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Synder is a Republican.

January 21, 2016

Political Fallout From Flint, Michigan Water Crisis Spreads

President Obama: “If I were a parent up there, I would be beside myself that my kid’s health could be at risk.”

January 20, 2016
Sincere Smith, 2, of Flint, Mich., is one of three children living with his single mom Ariana Hawk, 25. He is suffering from a severe skin rash that his mother believes is due to bathing in the contaminated Flint water.

‘Nobody Should Have To Be Living Like This,’ Residents Of Flint Say

Ariana Hawk heated a bowl of distilled water in the microwave, dipped a washcloth in it and wiped her 2-year-old son’s itchy, irritated skin.

January 20, 2016
Michigan National Guard Staff Sergeant William Phillips assists a Flint resident with bottled water at a fire station in Flint,

The Poor Of Flint, Mich., Left Under The Cover Of Darkness

This slow-rolling disaster offers many causes for anger.

January 20, 2016
Michigan National Guard Staff Sergeant William Phillips assists a Flint resident with bottled water at a fire station in Flint,

Obama Declares Emergency In Michigan Over Bad Water: White House

Federal aid ordered for state and local response efforts, where the city of Flint has been contending with lead-contaminated drinking water.

January 17, 2016

Late Night Roundup: A Job Interview For Hillary

“How’d you hear about the position?” Jimmy asked — to which Hillary responded, “fourth-grade social studies.”

January 15, 2016

Late Night Roundup: ‘The Larry People Vs. Flint,’ Michigan

Larry Wilmore examined the humanitarian crisis going on in Flint, Michigan, where residents have been poisoned by toxic, lead-tainted water.

January 13, 2016

Michigan Governor To Request Federal Aid In Flint Water Crisis

Financially strapped city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, when it switched its source of tap water to save money.

January 11, 2016

$10 mill for truck paint: GM gets conditional tax credit from Flint

Mayor Walling’s office said that they approved $10 million tax credit for General Motors, “provided the company builds a proposed paint shop for its Flint Truck Assembly plant here.”  

June 14, 2011