…by Meg White
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Categories: Commentary, Environment | Comments Off
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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Once the purview of radical environmentalists, at age 40, Earth Day has settled into a rut. Across the nation today, people will be pledging to use less plastic, take fewer trips to the gas station and maybe even plant a tree or two. Perhaps the ultimate sign of decline [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Fair warning: You may notice rowdy kids riding the city bus in the middle of the day today. No, it’s not some president’s birthday or a teachers’ workshop day. It’s Stay Home for Bullies Day. And the quiet kids will be in class. That’s because Friday, April 16th is [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Conventional wisdom from sources ancient to modern asserts that history is written by the winners. I guess when a second round of editing is deemed necessary, we must call in the losers. Or at least that’s the impression you’d get if you were following the news in American historic [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White National Public Radio’s economic show Marketplace is often host to conservative commentators arguing against consumer protection or elucidating the evils of Keynesian theory. But I’ve never heard them kowtow so low to Wall Street as they did Wednesday evening. In a commentary titled, “Don’t Subject Payday Lenders to Reform,” [...]

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BUZZFLASH MEDIA PUTZ OF THE WEEK George Will For reporting that is an embarrassment to the profession of journalism, and for being beholden to corporate paymasters rather than the citizens of America. On ABC’s This Week this past Sunday, conservative columnist George Will decided the best way to argue that Obamacare both sucks and is [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Curled up on the couch with The New York Times this past Sunday, I could almost hear the superhero theme song emanating from the White House. Or maybe it was “Macho Man”? This front page piece trumpeted the president’s “muscular show,” which “suggests a newly emboldened president who is [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White There are a lot of elements to President Obama’s healthcare reform bill that are complete and total hand-outs to megacorporations that feed off of the misery of the American people. Now that the ping-pong-like process of legislative action on the measure is finally complete, I thought I’d look at [...]

Categories: Commentary, Healthcare, Women's Rights | Comments Off
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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 [...]

Categories: Commentary, Justice | Comments Off
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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The Senate passed a bill yesterday that would mean a person found with a small amount of crack and a person carrying 18 times as much cocaine would be sentenced to the exact same amount of jail time. The strangest thing is that lawmakers called it the “Fair Sentencing [...]