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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 National Public Radio’s economic show Marketplace is often host to conservative commentators arguing against consumer protection or elucidating the evils of Keynesian theory. But I’ve never heard them kowtow so low to Wall Street as they did Wednesday evening. In a commentary titled, “Don’t Subject Payday Lenders to Reform,” [...]

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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 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 As Democrats scramble to assemble a slate of legislative and constitutional fixes to counter the effects of the Supreme Court decision, conservatives suggest Congress allow even more money to flow into campaigns. With the president’s budget proposal and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” occupying the time of C-SPAN crews in [...]

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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 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 [...]