Tue, 14 January 2014
The Chris Christie and West Virginia stories aren't dead yet. Greg Dworkin brought us a round-up of the headlines on Christie and the latest on Obamacare, which is still a thing! Plus a new gun outrage out of Florida. (Because of course.) A retired police captain shoots a fellow movie-goer for texting during the previews. We return to the West Virginia story to discuss some alternative views of just what this spilled chemical is, how dangerous we should consider it to be, and whether or not Koch Industries really is connected to the situation. And to expand on the topic, just how did a relatively small spill end up contaminating the drinking water of nine counties? The answer, at least in part, is the drive to consolidate, centralize and privatize previously local, municipal water supplies.