David Freddoso, proprietor of the great Conservative Intel and columnist for the Washington Examiner, went to town on the nation’s biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy today, laying out on Twitter exactly what got Detroit where it is, what misguided tools city officials used to try fixing it, and the very real damage to a region and its people that a giant, failing city causes.

Melissa Clouthier read my mind and put his tweets into Storify, so we can enjoy them all in one place. It’s such a poignant assessment of the facts and the consequences of truly heinous policy decisions, I thought I’d let him have the floor. Follow him on Twitter, @freddoso.