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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White When the Citizens United case came down, the immediate conservative response was that this was good for free speech and that it wouldn’t really have much of an effect upon the American political landscape anyway. The Committee for Truth in Politics has just single-handedly defeated that already flimsy argument. [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Every once in a while, Congress acts swiftly. But sometimes legislation alone is just not enough to get the job done. It’s hard to keep up with the flurry of bills proposed in the wake of the disastrous Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court last month which allows [...]

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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 When Robert Weissman, president of the advocacy organization Public Citizen, told reporters last Thursday that “today is a day to shed a tear for our democracy,” hyperbole was not on my mind. There has been a broad range of reactions to last week’s radical Supreme Court decision to allow [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The very first case to come before newly-minted Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor might make the astronomic amounts of money spent on the 2008 presidential election campaign look like pocket lint. Worse, corporate influence on elections could grow exponentially, with virtually every constitutional check on its expansion eliminated. Ostensibly, [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White If the only voices you have heard over the last couple of weeks were white male Republicans, you might be concerned that this country has all but abandoned the wise teachings of our founding fathers and the proud Judeo-Christian bedrock upon which this nation was founded. Needless to [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Sometimes it’s tough to be a news junkie. This week has been one of those times. Because I could care less about Jon and Kate and their progeny, I’m stuck absorbing every nuance and insignificant detail of the life and times of Supreme Court nominee and Federal Appeals [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White A decade ago, it would have been unthinkable to have a presidential candidate with a stance on abortion that was largely unknown to the American people.  But as Sarah Blustain, senior editor at The New Republic, found out, while writing a piece about John McCain’s real position on [...]