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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Zirin

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL player Sean Taylor is dead at the age of 24, shot and killed at home in front of his partner and 18-month-old daughter. Four people have already been arrested, three of them teenagers.

They were expecting to break into the empty house of a wealthy football player. Instead, they panicked, hit Taylor in the leg with a bullet and ran. The bullet tore into his femoral artery and Taylor died the next day.

Tuesday, 04 December 2007 03:58

Michael Winship: Rudy's Numbers Don't Add Up

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

Back in the days when I was a publicist, one of the people whose work I promoted was a filmmaker who frequently appeared on television talk shows. From time to time, the host or another guest would challenge his facts and figures, at which point he would spout some important sounding, supporting data from, he said, "a study by Rombauer and Becker."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Martha Rosenberg

Chicago, IL -- A year after prostitutes Tania Nicol, Gemma Adams, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls, and Paula Clennell were found murdered within 10 days of each other, there is a little less fear in Ipswich in the UK.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

With our beloved Constitution under attack, and new legislation (H.R. 1955 and S. 1959) that will further usurp our freedoms, Americans are reaching back into history for the familiarity of their Revolutionary past. American freedom fighters, determined to reNEW their democracy, are digging into the fashion of their Founders, donning tricorn hats, and preparing to reNEW their Constitution.

The New American Revolutionaries are here!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Bill Quigley
Thursday, 29 November 2007 06:51

Joe Brewer: Where's the Healthy Debate, CNN?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Joe Brewer
The Rockridge Institute

When CNN airs a YouTube debate for Republican presidential hopefuls, you might think they'd select questions about the most important concerns Americans have. After all, the questions were taken from everyday citizens with a video camera and access to the Web. But health care wasn't mentioned.

As prominent health care diarist, nyceve, put it at Daily Kos:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Harvey Wasserman

Within a matter of days, Congressional back-room deals may rubber stamp huge taxpayer loan guarantees to build dozens of what amount to pre-deployed "dirty bombs" for terrorists.

The terror attacks of September 11, 2001, showed that atomic power plants are supremely vulnerable. The first jet that hit the World Trade Center flew directly over Indian Point, whose two active reactors -- plus one more that's retired -- sit next to some very fragile high-level waste storage pools.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

I've been sick in bed for a little bit, felled by a flu more powerful than a locomotive, hastened by a few too many days on Writers Guild picket lines in the chill and drear of a Manhattan November.

One mixed blessing: too dizzy to read, I had a chance to focus on that most treacherous medium, the one in which I allegedly make a living when not on strike, TV.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007 08:09

Jeff Fleischer: Howard the (Lame) Duck

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jeff Fleischer

The world stage just keeps getting lonelier for President Bush.

In the acceptance speech at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City, Bush took a break from criticizing John Kerry's vote on the infamous $87 billion in invasion funding to criticize the senator for calling Bush's "coalition of the willing" a "coalition of the coerced and the bribed."

"My heart cries for America - for what we have lost. How much of our patriotism is tied up in being able to stand tall? Being able to be the champions of justice? Knowing what we believe in and saying so? Patriotism is one of those intangible things we, the people, have. I don't like it being damaged goods. I don't like America being hated around the world. We had made so much progress but it seems to be slipping away faster and faster everyday."

Linda Kekumu of Hawaii, May 2001

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