…by Meg White
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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The healthcare bill that passed in the House late Sunday is one small step for man and one giant leap backward for womankind. No doubt you’ve heard the media’s breathless line about how the only way that President Obama got this bill through the House was by lending cover [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White If you happen to be reading this at noon your time on Tuesday, March 16, I want you to do something for me. Get up from your desk, find the nearest English major and scream in their ear, “Onomatopoeia is for talentless hacks!” over and over for about five [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Like many of you this Monday morning, I got up early to face the mountain of messages that had piled up over my vacation last week. Toward the end of that journey down my inbox list, I clicked on an e-mail from President Barack Obama, which hailed the Senate’s [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It seems that the tea party organizers finally learned what a “grassroots”¬†group looks like and how to pretend that that’s what they are. The key is to combine clumsy theatrics with a manufactured chance meeting. A slew of liberals and progressives and people with a sense of humor have [...]

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BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW by Meg White Originally, Midge and Dan Hough only went to Rep. Dan Lipinski’s town hall meeting on Nov. 14 to thank him. As a somewhat conservative Democrat representing a blue-collar district in south Chicago, Lipinski had been cautious about supporting healthcare reform efforts in the House, but ultimately came out in support [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The news on the passage of HR 3962, a.k.a. the “Affordable Health Care for America Act,” in the House this weekend brought me to something of a “What Would Jesus Do?” moment (without the Jesus, of course). Much has been made of the 39 Democrats who voted “no” on [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White At the beginning of July, I posed a somewhat rhetorical question attempting to gauge exactly how much we should give up for robust healthcare reform, asking, “If it takes selling out pro-choice advocates in order to get a healthcare system that covers everyone adequately, is that a fair trade-off?” [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Sometimes all it takes is a few minutes with a researcher to find out that you’re spending too much time watching congressional testimony. While politicians strive to make this healthcare reform debate about the always sympathetic middle class, as well as about what people who already have private insurance [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Instead of working on a healthcare plan that uses funding wisely, the Senate Finance Committee showed its proclivity for wasting taxpayer money in order to prop up flagging conservative ideology this week. Not only have they refused to embrace measures that would cut the costs of healthcare while expanding [...]