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Rocket Man

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, the Department of Education would like us to know that Betsy DeVos also travels using a private jet, but it doesn't cost taxpayers anything because she is a billionaire and she has her own private jet.

Meanwhile, a group of former Obama-era education officials have formed a new legal aid group, the National Student Legal Defense Network, which will challenge Betsy DeVos's policies.

Finally, a new report says the presence of lead in Flint's water supply dramatically increased cases of fetal death and infertility.

David Slusky and Daniel Grossman - two economics professors from the University of Kansas - released their findings from a working paper on Wednesday, Sept. 20, after analyzing data and comparing Flint birth and death certificates with those issued in other Michigan cities in a several-year time period before Flint changed water sources and after its use of contaminated water in April 2014.

According to Slusky and Grossman's analysis, after Flint switched its water source from Detroit to Flint River water in 2014, the city's fertility rates decreased by 12 percent among Flint women, while fetal death rates rose by 58 percent.

Programming note... I have a couple errands to take care of and I'm meeting my brother at a bar tomorrow so I may be late or offline tomorrow. In that case, have a good weekend.

  • The Pro-Life party. Raising fetal death rates to save a few bucks.

  • Aynwrong

    Knock one back for all of us JM.

    • ninjaf

      Make it a double.

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