Whatever happened to “the consent of the governed”?

Militias like these Bundy folks in Oregon are always talking about how they want to take America back to whatever they imagine its founders intended. Their group calls itself “Citizens for Constitutional Freedom,” for example, and Ammon Bundy apparently thinks he’s the new George Washington. My question is, have any of these people ever read… Continue reading Whatever happened to “the consent of the governed”?

Reflexive bothsiderism

In case you’ve been out of the loop for the past couple of weeks, the city of Flint, Michigan, was poisoning its citizens via their water supply from April 2014 through December. This catastrophic failure occurred because of a short-sighted austerity measure put in place by Michigan’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder and the emergency manager… Continue reading Reflexive bothsiderism

Poisoning children for fun and profit

I’m working on a little something, so meanwhile I’m sending you over to give The Week’s Ryan Cooper some clicks. He’s written a great summary of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s decision to poison Flint, Michigan’s water supply in the name of Almighty Austerity: You know what’s bad? Brain damage. Flint, Michigan, is finding this out… Continue reading Poisoning children for fun and profit