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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 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 Like many of you this Monday morning, I got up early to face the mountain of messages that had piled up over my vacation last week. Toward the end of that journey down my inbox list, I clicked on an e-mail from President Barack Obama, which hailed the Senate’s [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The news on the passage of HR 3962, a.k.a. the “Affordable Health Care for America Act,” in the House this weekend brought me to something of a “What Would Jesus Do?” moment (without the Jesus, of course). Much has been made of the 39 Democrats who voted “no” on [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White At the beginning of July, I posed a somewhat rhetorical question attempting to gauge exactly how much we should give up for robust healthcare reform, asking, “If it takes selling out pro-choice advocates in order to get a healthcare system that covers everyone adequately, is that a fair trade-off?” [...]

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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 [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White A decade ago, it would have been unthinkable to have a presidential candidate with a stance on abortion that was largely unknown to the American people.  But as Sarah Blustain, senior editor at The New Republic, found out, while writing a piece about John McCain’s real position on [...]