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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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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White If you happen to be reading this at noon your time on Tuesday, March 16, I want you to do something for me. Get up from your desk, find the nearest English major and scream in their ear, “Onomatopoeia is for talentless hacks!” over and over for about five [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White As you may have seen in my piece from earlier today, I was impressed by the eloquence of the Anthem Blue Cross policy holders who testified before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today. I was significantly less impressed with the arguments offered by the second panel of [...]

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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 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 President Obama is meeting again today with top advisers to mull four choices for what to do in Afghanistan, plus the pitch for a 40,000-troop surge requested by top Afghanistan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Though details are sparse, reportedly all five options entail a troop increase of some kind. [...]

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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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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Sometimes all it takes is a few minutes with a researcher to find out that you’re spending too much time watching congressional testimony. While politicians strive to make this healthcare reform debate about the always sympathetic middle class, as well as about what people who already have private insurance [...]