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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White There are a lot of elements to President Obama’s healthcare reform bill that are complete and total hand-outs to megacorporations that feed off of the misery of the American people. Now that the ping-pong-like process of legislative action on the measure is finally complete, I thought I’d look at [...]

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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 For all the griping and nastiness we’ve seen in Washington over the past year, you wouldn’t have known it to watch the State of the Union event yesterday. Oh sure, Obama’s speech had some “grow the hell up” moments directed at both sides of the aisle. The president started [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In case you missed it over the holidays, there’s been a fair amount of internecine conflict over FireDogLake.com founder Jane Hamsher’s decision to target White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s supposed misdeeds on the board of the troubled semi-governmental lending entity known as Freddie Mac in the early [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White By far the favorite phrase of commentators remarking upon President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech before the Nobel Committee in Oslo, Norway today is the notion of a “just war.” Though he did not attempt to portray the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as “just wars,” it is clear that [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White There’s no way getting around it: We’re all acting like children. First, let’s begin with the idea that there is a magical time in each president’s tenure when the mistakes of the previous administration are officially owned in present tense. The pundits have decided that, in regard to the [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In Cartagena, Colombia this week, hundreds of activists, government officials and international leaders will converge to participate in the second summit for a world free of anti-personnel landmines. The U.S. will be represented there, but only “as an observer,” according to the State Department. State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Anyone who has spent any time in Chicago this summer knows what Mayor Richard M. Daley wants for an early Christmas present. Chicago 2016 posters are plastered all over the city, urging residents to “let friendship shine.” Public school students were recently roped into the act with a full [...]

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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 [...]