…by Meg White
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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Quick. Someone strip Joe Lieberman of his citizenship before he causes actual damage to the country. Oh, wait. I forgot; we don’t engage in that kind of Orwellian nonsense in this country. Yet. You probably heard about the latest idea from the “independent” senator from Connecticut (who seems to [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Today the House Administration Committee heard testimony on the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections, or DISCLOSE Act (HR. 5175). As the legislation was written in response to the changes made to campaign finance as a result of the Supreme Court ruling on the Citizens [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Economic indicators may be up, but the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago is not one of those places where you can see the recession receding. “You know, we have a crack house right here,” said Brenda Palms Barber, pointing to a house with a brown door across the alley. [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White You’ve probably heard about Roundup Ready crops, the Monsanto-created seeds that are resistant to the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. But did you know that “Agent Orange Ready” corn and soybeans may be on their way to a supermarket near you? Thanks to the utter failure of [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Government officials have darkly predicted that the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil rig — still spilling toxic fuel into the Gulf of Mexico as I write this — may indeed surpass the Exxon Valdez disaster as the “most significant” oil spill in U.S. history. As others in the media wax [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Over the past couple of decades, Americans have finally begun to seek out good coffee. As Folgers receded, Starbucks transcended. Yet while our coffee was once notoriously bad-tasting, today an American cuppa Joe has gotten a second bad reputation: It leaves a bad taste in the mouth of those [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The leading Republican candidate to represent Nevada in the U.S. Senate, Sue Lowden, is getting a lot of press for the ridiculous alternative she’s presented to her Democratic opponent’s “government-run” healthcare, widely panned as “Chickens for Checkups.” But a closer look at her suggestion reveals more than just short-sighted [...]

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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 [...]