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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Perhaps, in a culture where one-third of women serving in the U.S. military can expect to be raped, I shouldn’t be surprised when a Marine recruiter is charged with impregnating a 17-year old girl in a high school where he was recruiting students to serve. I’m not surprised. I’m [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White You know that stuff we all learned about free markets and competition in Econ 101? Turns out it actually applies to the health insurance industry. Yesterday the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a letter to Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI). The agency’s letter [...]

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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 There are more of them than there are people who contract new cases of malaria each year. There are ten times more of them than people injured in traffic accidents each year. They are climate change refugees: people forced to flee their homes due to environmental degradation — [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White Now that this country has a whole day devoted to equal pay, perhaps we can begin to put the indignity of monetary discrimination behind us. Or not. A report published today by the U.S. Government Accountability Office details two studies looking at the gender gap in pay for [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White For once, Elex Scheels was glad her 20-month-old boy, Michael, is a picky eater. It’s only too bad the other two of her triplets didn’t follow his cue in March 2007 when he refused gourmet yet Salmonella-laden snacks. Sydney, the smallest of the triplets, had it worst. For [...]