…by Meg White
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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It’s tough to put a rosy face on the unemployment numbers released Friday morning. While we saw this same jobless rate as recently as 1983, the plunge mimics a much older feeling. Since the beginning of the recession in December 2007, the unemployment rate has doubled to 9.8 percent, [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White There’s been a great deal of speculation of late as to whether the August recess could kill healthcare reform entirely. It’s starting to look like the alarmist claims about the power of the congressional vacation are a little overblown. Political math guru Nate Silver wrote when it was becoming [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It’s kind of like asking whether or not one should sell a convicted arsonist a stockpile of a certain type of industrial flame thrower that is notorious for misfiring. Four lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board President John Bresland requesting an investigation [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White If President Obama proposed removing a roadblock to success, one that would encourage kids to do better in grade school and one that promises to increase research opportunities and innovation on the same level as what happened in the 1960s, and at the same time save taxpayer money, [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The fact that Americans are mad as hell has not escaped the media or government. Indeed, it seems that everyone is racing to be first to tell the American people where to direct their rage. Blame AIG! Those greedy bastards are already sucking us dry and giving our [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In the stimulus fight, an old friend of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s came back to terrorize Democrats once again. Ah, earmark. How we missed your rhetoric so. Granted, I myself was concerned about the idea of a hands-off approach from the Obama Administration, allowing a bunch of lawyers [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White With the recent revelation of what seems to be the Chinese government hacking into the White House computer system and stealing information, perhaps Congress should look into hiring them. With the inability of lawmakers such as Reps. John Conyers and Henry Waxman to get access to White House [...]

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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 ALERT by Meg White The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel heard testimony from a panel, consisting mostly of retired military personnel, on the future of the military policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was a compromise which necessitated the removal of a question [...]