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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 If you’ve been following the healthcare debate, you’ve probably heard that there are 45 million uninsured Americans in this country, and that 62 percent of bankruptcies occur due to medical expenses. What you may not have heard is that there are 25 million Americans who pay for insurance but [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White Hidden away in the Scranton Times-Tribune “Arts and Living” section Tuesday was a bombshell from former Democratic Representative of Texas Charlie Wilson. The man whose adopted mission to save Afghanistan from the Soviet incursion in the 1980s spawned the notion of “Afghan freedom fighters,” a book and a Hollywood [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Four years after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, local leaders warn a storm of a very different kind is brewing. This torrent threatens a blizzard of empty government forms and unclaimed federal funding. The census cyclone is coming, and much as it did back in August 2005, New [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White When you think back on it, the commoditization of a resource that humans literally cannot live without happened relatively easily. After a year or two of people laughing off the idea of bottled water, it was accepted as a fact of life, and now has become the way [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Remember how great it was when the results of the stress tests were announced early last month? After shuffling 19 of the nation’s largest bank holding companies through an imagined scenario of stagnant growth, falling real estate prices, and an average unemployment rate of 8.9 percent, 10 banks [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Depending upon who you listen to, there is either a populist uprising or a coordinated domestic terrorism onslaught that has been ongoing in Peru for the past month or so. The only thing clear from photos and videos leaking out of the country is that tensions are running [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White This week you may¬†catch the sliver of media coverage regarding the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill — and, regretfully, there will only be a sliver, for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, a lot of the people telling the story have spoken to Big Oil before [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White In case you were wondering, Sen. Roland Burris has been working hard for the people of Illinois. Or so he would have us believe. Burris spent the weekend crowing about his accomplishments in Chicago. On Saturday, he told one congregation about how he voted for the president’s stimulus [...]