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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Sure, it’s easy to slam hapless Washington Posters Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza for basically calling Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a “mad bitch” in the now-thankfully-defunct “experiment” known as Mouthpiece Theater. But at least Clinton was the victim of a bad joke, and at least the video wasn’t [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White A 32-year-old pregnant woman was stabbed 18 times in front of her husband and three-year-old son in a courtroom over her choice of clothing. Her husband, who tried to come to her aid, was not only stabbed by the attacker but shot by police and critically wounded. This [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It seems conservatives are willing to do anything to halt healthcare reform, and that sadly includes exploiting people’s religious beliefs. After the idea of “socialized medicine” wasn’t sufficiently scary to convince people that healthcare reform is un-American, conservatives have turned to the fictional “abortion mandate” to convince people [...]

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Whether in the name of traditional sex roles or in the name of a traditional sexual morality, much opposition to abortion seems really to be about the control of women. – Laurence Tribe, in Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes (1990) A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Many have called the murder of women’s choice [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White Now that this country has a whole day devoted to equal pay, perhaps we can begin to put the indignity of monetary discrimination behind us. Or not. A report published today by the U.S. Government Accountability Office details two studies looking at the gender gap in pay for [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White “They don’t care. They put on a uniform and they say honor and integrity and they have no morals, no honor and no integrity, and I don’t even know how to sleep at night. –Linda Johnson, mother of Pvt. LaVena Johnson Pvt. LaVena Johnson, 19, was so excited [...]

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Hey, it’s Meg again, working the lunch rush for Steve today.  As usual, I read something in the newspaper this morning that bugged me… On the front page of The New York Times Tuesday was a very misleading headline.  “Women Are Now Equal as Victims of Poor Economy” at first said to me that perhaps the gender [...]