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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

Rudy Giuliani has unveiled his presidential campaign strategy: He will pursue the Republican Party's goal of encouraging Americans to be fearful, thereby weakening the country.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

It's been four years now since President Bush pulled his stunt of landing on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, which his staff had ordered to circle around outside of San Diego, and which they had decked out a huge banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished" for a backdrop.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Harvey Wasserman

Twenty-one years ago this week, lethal radiation poured into the breezes over Europe and into the jet stream above, carrying death and disease around the planet.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

"If Hitler's still alive, I hope he's out of town with a musical."

So said the great comic writer and Broadway veteran Larry Gelbart, meaning there are fewer more hellish and excruciating tribulations in the arts than suffering through the birthing pains of a live show with songs as well as dialogue.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

Watching Bill Moyers' special on his return to PBS, "Buying the War," I was struck by the stark contrast between the yeoman work of then Knight-Ridder (now McClatchy) reporters Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel, and everybody else in what used to be called the journalism profession.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

Impeachment is moving inexorably into the mainstream.

On Saturday, April 28, people across the nation rallied to spell out the word "Impeach" with their bodies from coast to coast. Most of their efforts went unreported in the nation's complicit, propaganda-organ-like corporate media, but the effects of the effort were still felt.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter
Mediachannel.org

New York City: When I grew up, one of the most popular TV shows was "What's My Line?," a quiz with stars guessing what contestants did for a living. It was fun, upbeat, and positive.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart

Three cops were shot last week in Margarteville, New York, a small town in the western Catskills. The first shooting took place at a traffic stop. The officer was wearing body armor. It worked. He was uninjured.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

It has recently been reported that prominent Republicans in the Bush Administration are screening potential federal government employees concerning how they intend to vote in upcoming elections. This development calls for both Congressional investigation and an independent federal prosecutor. There is a federal law known as the Hatch Act that clearly makes such blatantly politicization of the federal government hiring program illegal. These activities may violate other federal laws, as well.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Ray McGovern

"If you can't say something positive about someone, don't say anything." My Irish grandmother drummed this into me and, as was the case with most of her admonishments, it has stood me in good stead. On occasion, though, it has been a real bother - as when I felt called to comment on George Tenet's apologia, In the Center of the Storm, coming soon to a bookstore near you.

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