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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Peter Michaelson

In a commencement address delivered at Harvard University in 1978, Alexander Solzhenitsyn said "the West does not understand Russia in communist captivity." Now, 30 years later, United States citizens find themselves unable to understand America in capitalist captivity.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Bill Berkowitz

Kert Davies, a campaigner for Greenpeace, called it "the largest convergence of the lost tribe of skeptics ever seen on the face of the earth." Frank O'Donnell, head of Clean Air Watch, told The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin that the conference "looks like the climate equivalent of Custer's last stand." The League of Conservation Voters' Gene Karpinski, said he was "sure that the flat Earth society had a few final meetings before they broke up."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

Usually, I hate it when eyewitnesses to natural disasters or other true-life events say to television reporters, "It was just like a movie." No, goddamnit, I think, it was just like what it was -- a huge freaking tornado tore your doublewide in half. Get real.

Nonetheless, I may be becoming a convert to the life imitates art theory. Even though the year is young, 2008 more and more resembles something out of a Fellini film.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jimmy Lohman

The prospect of a woman president has generated tremendous interest and enthusiasm among voters. The reasons are many, and can be highly personal. It seems that almost every woman identifies with the Clinton campaign on some gut level, regardless of whether they support her candidacy.

The election of a woman would be the culmination of a century of activism and hard fought victories. The symbolism alone of "the most powerful leader in the world" being a woman is an exciting proposition for the entire world to consider. Of course, for any egalitarian, this day is long overdue.

Thursday, 06 March 2008 18:07

Obama: You are in good company: Burt Hall

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Burt Hall

Sen. Obama, you are in good company -- FDR was subject to the same kind of Clinton criticisms and lost the Ohio Primary, too.

Over the next few months, you will be confronted with a war on 4 fronts -- two against presidents Bush and Clinton and two more against Senators McCain and Clinton -- plus millions of their supporters and the media. There are two ways to help overcome this intense opposition to your nomination.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Peter Michaelson

The day-to-day reminders of our calamitous Iraq War have backed off the front pages as the fight for freedom and the American Way intensifies on the homefront. Beginning now, the nation's attention will be drawn more to the fusillade of words discharged by John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter, Editor, Mediachannel.org

You know this by now. Hillary Clinton became the yellow rose of Texas, two stepping her way to election glory by slashing at her opponent. She also took Ohio and Rhode Island. Barack Obama snagged Vermont, says he leads in delegates. McCain won all, is GOP candidate. Ron Paul holds on to his Congressional seat.

More to come after the next commercial break!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Elliot D. Cohen

In a recent press conference, President Bush has attempted to turn up the heat on House leaders to pass Senate Bill 2248, which amends the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) as well as granting retroactive immunity to telecommunication companies such as AT&T and Verizon for aiding the Bush Administration in its NSA spying program. Unfortunately, the reasons the Bush Administration has given for passage of this bill do not hold water.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

Two words come to mind when I think of conservative William F. Buckley, who died last week at the age of 82: peanut butter.

He loved the stuff and was a true connoisseur, often saying, "If peanut butter were as expensive as caviar, it would be served at Buckingham Palace teas."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Peter Michaelson

George W. Bush said recently on NBC's Today Show that the faltering economy could not be blamed on the $10 billion-a-month Iraq War. "I think actually the spending in the war might help with jobs," he said, "because we're buying equipment and people are working."
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