Democracy Watch Blog

Democracy Watch: Flint Water Crisis Rages On

You know things are bad when the best defense you can conjure is incompetence.

But that's exactly what Dan Wyant, director of Michigan...

Flint Water and the No-Blame Game

October 15, 2015

In last week’s press conference announcing that the city of Flint would finally be allowed to return to Detroit’s water system, Gov. Rick Snyder made it a point to note that placing blame for the...


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The Culprits in Flint's Water Scandal Need to Be Held Accountable

When Gov. Rick Snyder and a clutch of other officials stood shoulder-to-shoulder in Flint on Thursday to announce that the city would soon be returning to the Detroit system for its drinking water...

Dangerous Water and Lost Trust in Flint: Why the Feds Need to Step In

In the past few weeks, the problem of lead in Flint’s drinking water has quickly gone from being a story largely ignored by the mainstream media to a scandal that’s making headlines nationally....

Guyette: How the EAA's Buzz Program Exploited Detroit's Most Vulnerable Kids

In June of 2011, Gov. Rick Snyder stepped behind a microphone at Detroit's Renaissance High School to announce the start of a revolutionary new approach to education in Michigan.