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BUZZFLASH MEDIA PUTZ OF THE WEEK George Will For reporting that is an embarrassment to the profession of journalism, and for being beholden to corporate paymasters rather than the citizens of America. On ABC’s This Week this past Sunday, conservative columnist George Will decided the best way to argue that Obamacare both sucks and is [...]

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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 INTERVIEW by Meg White Originally, Midge and Dan Hough only went to Rep. Dan Lipinski’s town hall meeting on Nov. 14 to thank him. As a somewhat conservative Democrat representing a blue-collar district in south Chicago, Lipinski had been cautious about supporting healthcare reform efforts in the House, but ultimately came out in support [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Yesterday when I was downtown interviewing protesters at the Showdown in Chicago, which continues today, I asked Keith Scribner, president of UE local 1174, how the protests against the big banks were different from the healthcare protests earlier this year. He looked at me with this surprised expression and [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Instead of working on a healthcare plan that uses funding wisely, the Senate Finance Committee showed its proclivity for wasting taxpayer money in order to prop up flagging conservative ideology this week. Not only have they refused to embrace measures that would cut the costs of healthcare while expanding [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Everyone’s talking about Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC). He instantly became the new symbol of Republican obstinacy in the face of healthcare reform when he screamed “You lie!” in the middle of President Obama’s insistence that illegal immigrants will not be covered under his healthcare reform plan in his speech [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White I’m no political tactician, but I know a cheap video backed up by nonsensical scare tactics when I see one. And the latest attempt at smearing President Obama’s healthcare initiatives coming out of Republican Party headquarters is exactly that. Take a look: My favorite part is the end, where [...]

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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 In these troubled times of imaginary death panels and “health insurance reform” itself on life support, it is comforting to go back to a time when not just crazy progressives, but standard-bearing Democrats insisted that healthcare is a right. The dividing line between Democrats and Republicans seems to become [...]