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Flint, Michigan news and analysis from The Nation
January 18, 2019
With the Government Shut Down, Is Your Water Safe?
The government shutdown is putting further stress on a regulatory system already strained to the breaking point.
November 8, 2018
Working People Won the Midwest for the Democrats
Now it’s up to the newly elected governors to fight for the overworked and underpaid constituents who voted them into office.
Mary Kay Henry
August 8, 2018
An Enemy of Civil Rights Just Won the GOP Nomination for Governor of Michigan
As governor, Bill Schuette would follow in the footsteps of his backer, Donald Trump.
March 1, 2017
How Do We Find Hope Under Trump?
We must assert, each and every day, that we are not living in normal times.
April 27, 2016
Lead Poisoning in Flint Is More Than a Health Crisis
It’s also an economic disaster.
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April 1, 2016
Private Infrastructure Contracting May Be a Quick Way to Round Up Capital, but Does It Create Lasting Jobs?
To avoid “disaster capitalism,” community organizations need to be deeply involved.
March 21, 2016
What I Saw in Flint
Residents have lost faith in the system, but they are also ready to fight.
Rep. Keith Ellison
March 11, 2016
The Pediatrician Who Helped Uncover the Dangers of Lead Has Some Advice for Flint
Dr. Philip Landrigan says we should not give up on the Michigan city's poisoned kids. We should give them support, resources, and early intervention services as soon as possible.
March 11, 2016
How Wall Street Caused a Water Crisis in America’s Cities
Vulnerable residents are paying the price for dangerous financial deals.
February 9, 2016
Flint Isn’t the Only Place With Racism in the Water
Environmental racism is an issue of political power: Polluters and waste sites are placed where politicians expect little or no political backlash.