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BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White Obama Administration lawyers arguing cases against detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba have not necessarily been shy about defending the government’s right to detain enemy combatants. But in a case decided yesterday, the Justice Department got more than it asked for from two Bush-era judges. A three-judge panel on the [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Yet another political tell-all book about the Bush Administration comes out this week, and with it a new lesson for conservatives: It’s not OK to tell gay kids they can’t get married anymore, at least not explicitly. Last year, President Bush allegedly refused to condemn gay marriage in a [...]

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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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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The one foregone conclusion about the outgoing Bush Administration on the part of the media was that the amount of last-minute pardons would be sizeable, and their content would be controversial. Click here for a compiled list of journalists and others assuring readers this would happen; it’s a [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White Though the name of the hearing — Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations — didn’t include the hot-button word, impeachment was on the minds of judiciary committee members and witnesses Friday.

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Recent environmental news got me thinking about French religious philosophy — particularly, Blaise Pascal, who once posited the idea that has now become known as “Pascal’s Wager.” You could also call it the “What is there to lose?” theory on religious belief. Basically, he said that believing in [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) recently switched his policy on offshore drilling, calling to increase federal leases last week at a campaign stop in Texas. This switch, after years of opposing such action in the Senate, puts McCain in line with President George W. Bush’s energy policies. In his [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) is hoping for a change of pace when it comes to the testimony of a top Bush Administration official before the House Judiciary Committee Friday morning: “How about the truth for a change? That would be something different for starters.” This time, he might [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White As the Bush Administration considers changes to the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act, the cost of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is coming into sharper focus. In its economic analysis of the impact of the proposed rule changes, the Justice Department said action is particularly urgent in [...]