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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White If I could add one war movie to the White House movie theater collection, it’d be Rambo: First Blood Part III. Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I spent 102 minutes of our lives watching the final installment in the Rambo trilogy. Instead of what I expected — an adrenaline-soaked, action [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Perhaps, in a culture where one-third of women serving in the U.S. military can expect to be raped, I shouldn’t be surprised when a Marine recruiter is charged with impregnating a 17-year old girl in a high school where he was recruiting students to serve. I’m not surprised. I’m [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White By far the favorite phrase of commentators remarking upon President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech before the Nobel Committee in Oslo, Norway today is the notion of a “just war.” Though he did not attempt to portray the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as “just wars,” it is clear that [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White There’s no way getting around it: We’re all acting like children. First, let’s begin with the idea that there is a magical time in each president’s tenure when the mistakes of the previous administration are officially owned in present tense. The pundits have decided that, in regard to the [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In Cartagena, Colombia this week, hundreds of activists, government officials and international leaders will converge to participate in the second summit for a world free of anti-personnel landmines. The U.S. will be represented there, but only “as an observer,” according to the State Department. State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White President Obama is meeting again today with top advisers to mull four choices for what to do in Afghanistan, plus the pitch for a 40,000-troop surge requested by top Afghanistan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Though details are sparse, reportedly all five options entail a troop increase of some kind. [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White At the intersection of cocaine and Roundup in rural South America, Monsanto and the U.S. government are struggling to keep up appearances. That’s becoming more and more difficult as the unanticipated hazards of genetic modification become clearer. Back in April, Argentinean embryologist Andrés Carrasco gave an interview with a [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White One would think that the very last question on Afghans’ minds on this historic first of an election would be, “What’s the point?” Or that the American people — who have given up so many of their best and brightest to help this troubled country be able to run [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White A major nuclear-armed power is on the verge of a wholesale takeover by a violent extremist group. But wait, Salma Hayek got married in Venice? Let me at those photos! Not that it’s making headlines, but the Taliban is approaching the seat of Pakistani power. Last week, the [...]