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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It’s no secret that this has been a tough year for the news biz, particularly for progressive media. While we hear a lot about newspapers disappearing, there’s an undercurrent of despair heard in the appeals of progressive news sites. Anyone who gets e-mail updates from BuzzFlash or any number [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White This may sound like the warning of an alarmist, but your ability to read the words I’m writing is already in danger, and the government has finally decided to decide whether or not it wants to do anything about it. Of course, Glenn Beck believes that decision is the [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The very first case to come before newly-minted Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor might make the astronomic amounts of money spent on the 2008 presidential election campaign look like pocket lint. Worse, corporate influence on elections could grow exponentially, with virtually every constitutional check on its expansion eliminated. Ostensibly, [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White After Whole Foods CEO John Mackey wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal this week slamming “ObamaCare,” progressive foodies across the nation have registered their shock and devastation. It seems everyone from Daily Kos to Facebook has their own “Boycott Whole Foods” petition going. While much of the [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It’s economic crunch time. Do you know where your parking meters are? How about your airports, parking lots and highways? What about you community’s collective sense of outrage? Here in Chicago, municipal assets — which once brought in a consistent flow of cash — are being sold into [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In an article published online today for Mother Jones, Jonathan Stein reveals a media campaign against President Barack Obama’s choice of Cass Sunstein to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for what it is: a combination of fear mongering and downright lies. Stein expertly picks apart [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Ah, if only we could survive on Ben & Jerry’s ice cream alone. Alas, it’s nearly impossible to avoid corn products from Archer Daniels Midland (or paying their corporate welfare with our tax money). But one website, BetterWorldShopper.com, can make it easier to parse the good companies from [...]