Politicians poisoned the water in (mostly black and poor) Detroit

The toxic drinking water in Flint, Mich., is a result of a series of stupid decisions on the part of political leaders and others. This Ebony piece compares the situation to the fumbling and worse after Katrina. Bankole Thompson writes about water so nasty¬†General Motors wouldn’t even use on their car parts: For 18 months, …

Meanwhile, in Canada:

General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler have all signed letters with the Canadian Auto Workers asking the government to preserve and renew the country’s health care system. Here is the letter. From Ray Medeiros, at PoliticusUSA: So with this joint letter to Canada, the Big Three automakers have given progressives that ammunition to fight back against …