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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION

Editor's note: These photos were taken by Kit Burns at the march in Washington on September 15.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jeff Cohen

The satirical video short "Harlan McCraney, Presidential Speechalist" offers a comedic explanation of why George W. Bush comes off to many Americans as an inarticulate, even stupid politician. It's intentional: There's "a genius behind the stupidity" - speechalist McCraney (played by Andy Dick), a consultant who coaches Bush to come off as a misspoken, folksy everyman.
Friday, 05 October 2007 07:26

Cindy Sheehan: Imagine Peace

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

Imagine all the people, living life in peace.
John Winston Ono Lennon
October 9, 1940-December 8, 1980

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together is reality.
Yoko Ono Lennon


On October 9, on what would have been John Lennon's 67th birthday, his widow, Yoko Ono, is dedicating a peace tower in Reykjavik, Iceland in the memory of her husband. There will also be almost a half a million peace wishes buried in capsules around the blue tower of light extending up to the sky above us.

Friday, 05 October 2007 06:59

Paul Rogat Loeb: Edwards-Obama, Go Edwama

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Paul Rogat Loeb

Barack Obama and John Edwards are competing against each other, including some recent sniping. But more than anything, both are trying to stop Hillary Clinton's momentum and erode her lead in the polls. Suppose each pledged to focus between now and the primaries on their commonalities, and on their real differences with Clinton's priorities and stands. Even more audaciously, what if each pledged to offer the Vice Presidency to the other if they won? This just might be enough to shift the election.

Friday, 05 October 2007 01:51

Brent Budowsky: Born In The U.S.A

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

In an upcoming 60 Minutes, Bruce Springsteen will advance a profound debate about the true nature of Americanism.

It is time for progressives to light up the sky with patriotism, to rewrite the rules of our current debates, to rekindle that timeless spirit that has made America for more than 200 years.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Mary Shaw

As promised, George W. Bush has vetoed a highly popular bipartisan bill that would provide health care for uninsured low-income American children.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by David Swanson

When Republican Senator Pat Roberts chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee, he refused to conduct an investigation into how Bush and Cheney misled the Congress about the case for invading Iraq. The investigation, part of what was known as Phase II, had been agreed to, but Roberts refused to do it prior to the November 2004 elections on the grounds that it could impact the elections. After the elections, he refused to do it on the grounds that it didn't matter, what with the elections already being over.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter
Mediachannel.org

I was at the opening party for the Fox New Channel in a studio complex carved out of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp headquarters on Sixth Avenue in just 16 weeks. I wanted to videotape the event, but were denied access. We had the only crew outside, a distance from the entrance, to document who was there. I was surprised that top network anchors, including Barbara Walters and Walter Cronkite, were among those who responded to the fancy invite to pay respects to the Evil Empire and what we all then thought would be, as advertised, a News Channel.

Wednesday, 03 October 2007 09:12

Stephen Crockett: No Fun Being A Republican

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

B.B. King said it best when he sang "the thrill is gone." It certainly is no fun trying to defend Bush Republicanism going into the 2008 elections. Bush has simultaneously radicalized and corrupted the modern Republican Party. Unfortunately, the blight is bigger than the individuals running the Bush White House. The corruption and resulting incompetence has become institutionalized in the mechanics of the Republican political machine.

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