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Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:44 AM

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from the Metro Times:

Politics & prejudices: The real lessons of Flint
By Jack Lessenberry

The poisoned water tragedy of Flint is a movie waiting to be made. You have heroes the noble doctor Mona Hanna-Attisha, the dedicated researcher Marc Edwards, the brilliant, quirky, and driven investigative reporter Curt Guyette.

You've got villains: The clueless "relentless positive" accountant governor fixated on the bottom line: the smug emergency managers and the bureaucrats at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, plus the arrogant press spokesman who belittled anyone who asked about lead.

And you've got victims thousands of victims children needlessly poisoned by an out-of-touch government.


What we all need to realize is that Flint is a postcard from our future, unless we get serious about fixing this nation.

Our infrastructure is falling apart. Too many of us are being left behind, and much of what's left of the shrinking middle-class economy is really a house of cards. .............(more)


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