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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 This morning a very salient question was tweeted by Nate Silver’s always insightful blog, FiveThirtyEight.com, that really got me thinking: @fivethirtyeight: Per @QuinnipiacPoll, voters support jobs bill 72-22. Why again do Dems feel the need to compromise on the estate tax? Hmm. Maybe because if they don’t compromise every [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The debate over the legacy of former President Ronald Reagan has taken on a tea-colored hue over the past few weeks, but the Reagan family feud moved into top gear this morning. It all started late last month when, in an appearance on The Joy Behar Show, Ron Reagan [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White For all the griping and nastiness we’ve seen in Washington over the past year, you wouldn’t have known it to watch the State of the Union event yesterday. Oh sure, Obama’s speech had some “grow the hell up” moments directed at both sides of the aisle. The president started [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Tuesday night Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called a bluff. The question now becomes: Is this a fluke, or a trend in the making? In a long fight to extend jobless benefits for the almost 9.8 percent of Americans who are unemployed, Republicans have made every effort to slow [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Yesterday when I was downtown interviewing protesters at the Showdown in Chicago, which continues today, I asked Keith Scribner, president of UE local 1174, how the protests against the big banks were different from the healthcare protests earlier this year. He looked at me with this surprised expression and [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White There’s no doubt that the Republican Party is in transition right now. As it seeks and then subsequently rejects each newly-anointed leader (Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, et. al.), one wonders if the GOP isn’t being run by the people at the always-entertaining online publication known as Fail Blog, which [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Anyone who has spent any time in Chicago this summer knows what Mayor Richard M. Daley wants for an early Christmas present. Chicago 2016 posters are plastered all over the city, urging residents to “let friendship shine.” Public school students were recently roped into the act with a full [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Everyone’s talking about Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC). He instantly became the new symbol of Republican obstinacy in the face of healthcare reform when he screamed “You lie!” in the middle of President Obama’s insistence that illegal immigrants will not be covered under his healthcare reform plan in his speech [...]