An Egyptian protester hangs a placard on his back depicting a U.S. dollar note with a picture of president Mohammed Morsi and Arabic that reads "the American spare tire," during clashes with riot police, unseen, after protesters closed down a main street and jammed the traffic flow, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday. In Cairo, skirmishes erupted on Tuesday between street protesters and riot police in a main street overlooking the Nile, a day after protesters set fire to police vehicles in the same area.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
“Government failed you at the federal, state and local level.” So claimed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder about the ongoing lead poisoning of the water supply for Flint, Mich. Well, yes and no; it was a failure of Republican-style government, not government in general.