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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 There’s been a lot of silly posturing about word count and document length in the healthcare reform debate on both sides of the aisle. So, after I downloaded the president’s proposal for overhauling the healthcare overhaul, I thought I’d do a quick key word search of the document, which [...]

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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 Football and advertising fans alike will convene in front of television sets around the world to take in the “big game” as well as the festival of consumerism emanating from Miami Feb. 7. Along with the glorious testosterone-fueled competition and the advertising, will viewers also be subject to right-wing [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White After hearing so many miserable stories on the practices of rescission and denying coverage to “high-risk” individuals, I thought I could no longer be all that shocked by how dastardly and despicable private insurance companies could be. But that was before I was told that domestic violence is a [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White As workers and the unemployed alike fret over news that jobless numbers may be the last economic indicator to rebound from this recession, some newspapers seek out rosier undertones of the economic crisis. Tales of Americans’ new savings accounts and the appeal of simplified lifestyles abound. I have no [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White A 32-year-old pregnant woman was stabbed 18 times in front of her husband and three-year-old son in a courtroom over her choice of clothing. Her husband, who tried to come to her aid, was not only stabbed by the attacker but shot by police and critically wounded. This [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It seems conservatives are willing to do anything to halt healthcare reform, and that sadly includes exploiting people’s religious beliefs. After the idea of “socialized medicine” wasn’t sufficiently scary to convince people that healthcare reform is un-American, conservatives have turned to the fictional “abortion mandate” to convince people [...]

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Whether in the name of traditional sex roles or in the name of a traditional sexual morality, much opposition to abortion seems really to be about the control of women. – Laurence Tribe, in Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes (1990) A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Many have called the murder of women’s choice [...]