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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Walking into the production facility in a small warehouse on the north side of Chicago, cold words like “factory” and “mill” are the last things that come to mind.¬†What would you call this place? I wonder. A studio? A workshop? As the perfect flood of pear, citrus and lavender [...]

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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 Perhaps, in a culture where one-third of women serving in the U.S. military can expect to be raped, I shouldn’t be surprised when a Marine recruiter is charged with impregnating a 17-year old girl in a high school where he was recruiting students to serve. I’m not surprised. I’m [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White After hearing so many miserable stories on the practices of rescission and denying coverage to “high-risk” individuals, I thought I could no longer be all that shocked by how dastardly and despicable private insurance companies could be. But that was before I was told that domestic violence is a [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White As workers and the unemployed alike fret over news that jobless numbers may be the last economic indicator to rebound from this recession, some newspapers seek out rosier undertones of the economic crisis. Tales of Americans’ new savings accounts and the appeal of simplified lifestyles abound. I have no [...]