DAVID MASTIO: Flint lead crisis getting a tad overdone: Before hitting the panic button, remember we are winning the war on lead poisoning. “Flint’s 8,000 children have not had their lives destroyed. Jesse Jackson can roll up his crime tape. Michael Moore can go back to promoting his latest film. Taken as a whole, in fact, Flint’s kids are better off than the previous generations of Michigander kids in at least one important way. Even after Flint’s disaster, the city’s children have far less lead in their blood than their parents or grandparents did at the same age.”

Yes, instead of lynching the Democratic town leaders who let this happen, it’s worth keeping things in perspective.