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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Harvey Wasserman

The nuke power industry now wants $50 billion and more in loan guarantees to build new atomic reactors. As it strong-arms Congress, the warnings of the great Dr. John Gofman, who passed away last week at 88, loom ever larger.

Thursday, 06 September 2007 08:13

Robert Greenwald: The Real Rudy

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Robert Greenwald

"It's just not possible."

That was the sentence we heard over and over from families who had firefighter sons, brothers, husbands and fathers killed on 9/11, from experts on emergency response, and from investigative journalists. It was just not possible that Rudy could so distort what happened on 9/11 and his role on that terrible day.

Thursday, 06 September 2007 03:01

Cindy Sheehan: Dead Wrong

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

A new book called Dead Certain by Robert Draper of GQ magazine was just published. I haven't read it yet and I don't know when I will have the time or the intestinal fortitude to read an account of the presidential life of the person who was responsible for the death of my oldest child, Casey, but I have seen reports and read excerpts from it. I cannot profess complete knowledge about it, but of course, one of the excerpts particularly caught my eye and imagination.

Wednesday, 05 September 2007 06:55

Mike Ferner: I Will Salute No More Forever

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Mike Ferner

St. Louis - His government broke his heart but it could not break Air Force veteran Charles Powell's spirit. Fighting back tears, the 64 year-old vet stood tall and resolute in front of 400 of his comrades, describing in verse the final steps of a painful disillusionment.

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

When Is a Non-Bailout Really A Bailout, and Why It's A Joke

It's official. It's Presidential. The "Decider" has decided. Yes, Houston, we do have a problem with the housing mess. And yes, Congress, your White House is finally going to act to help homeowners hustled into subprime loans find some relief.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jeff Cohen

As a longtime progressive tired of ineffective protesting, I've watched in glee as MoveOn has amassed political power by Webbing a few million of us and our dollars together. I'm a proud MoveOn member, even though I disagree sometimes with its leaders (mostly over too-cozy relations with top Democrats).

And as a longtime proponent of independent media, I'm gleeful that liberal/progressive bloggers have seized a new medium to mobilize millions of activists and confront a Democratic elite that seemed unwilling to confront and beat Team Bush.

Wednesday, 05 September 2007 03:26

Cindy Sheehan: Another Dishonorable Chickenhawk

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

I know just a little bit about Mr. William Kristol: He is the son of one of the founders of the "neo-conservative" movement, Irving Kristol. He is a commentator on Fox News. He was Chief of Staff for one of the political "geniuses" of our time: former Vice President Dan Quayle. He is editor of another Rupert Murdoch war-propaganda rag, The Weekly Standard.

Wednesday, 05 September 2007 03:22

Dave Zirin: Cleaning Up After the Orioles

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Zirin

Finally something newsworthy is happening at Camden Yards in September. No, it's not the Baltimore Orioles limping toward another lackluster finish at their ornate ballpark, famous for selling old-time baseball nostalgia at high-end prices. It's the scrappy members of the United Workers Association, fighting both the resistance of the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) and the apathy of Orioles owner Peter Angelos for a living wage.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

During previous American presidencies, less calamitous than that of George W. Bush, the most consistent visitors to local and national legislators were paid corporate lobbyists seeking favors that rarely, if ever, served the common good. Greedy K-Street "Abramoffs" exploited American capitalism and sacrificed the many to benefit the few.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

A winter of discontent, some 30 years ago. I was searching for a new job, trying to move from TV publicity work back into journalism. Rupert Murdoch had just bought the New York Post and it occurred to me that he'd probably be looking for a new television critic. The guy the paper employed prior to Murdoch's $30 million purchase had been writing about broadcasting since the days when folks tuned in radio signals with crystal diodes and a cat's whisker.

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