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by Stephen Crockett

In the aftermath of the recent Supreme Court ruling gutting affirmative action to deal with the historical impact of racial discrimination, I propose that Democratic political figures push for new laws promoting affirmative action on behalf of poor Americans of all races. Unequal educational opportunities are an important factor contributing to pockets of entrenched poverty.

Friday, 29 June 2007 08:24

R. J. Nave: Consigliere, Consigliere

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by R.J. Nave

In a recent Senate hearing, I was listening, wondering, fearing,
That our sad attorney general really wasn't on the ball.
Watching C-SPAN I was witness, to this fascinating litmus
Test to gage Alberto's fitness, fitness to uphold the law.
To uphold his oath of office as the guardian of the law
Would he stand or would he fall?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

Corruption and dirty politics is nothing new in America. However, the level and scope of dirty politics within the Republican Party at this point in American history seems to be unprecedented! It increasingly looks like the Republican leadership has become a kind of Mafia-style criminal gang pretending to be a political party.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

There are two ways to look at the growing confrontation between Congress and the White House over access to information.

Either the administration is suckering Congress into a fight, confident that the Democratic Congress will back down and forever surrender its role as a co-equal branch of government; or that it will bring its contempt citations to federal court and lose, thanks to all those right-wing Federalist judges that Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II have stacked the judiciary with from bottom to top.

Thursday, 28 June 2007 09:46

Pamela Troy: The War on Truth

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One of a series; Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here. Part 4 is here.
by Pamela Troy

Thursday, 28 June 2007 07:19

Joe Brewer: The Coming Biofuels Disaster

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by Joe Brewer

Have you ever tried to solve a problem only to discover that you made things worse in the process? This is happening right now with biofuels. We are on the road to disaster because the problem we are trying to solve has been framed inadequately. Harmful impacts from large-scale biofuel production are largely overlooked. And we aren't even addressing the right problem! The truth can be seen when we frame issues in the context of livability.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Martha Rosenberg

Public health officials in Indiana are busy doing what Idaho public health officials did two years ago: claiming a cluster of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) victims is a mere coincidence.

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By Jeff Fleischer

Two cases of crime and a lack of punishment: one gets huge headlines featuring a hotel heiress (whom we already know). Receiving much less attention at the same time was the inherently more serious case of Lewis "Scooter" Libby and the concerted efforts of various right-wing pundits to lobby the president for a pardon. Granted, Libby has never released a sex tape (and here's hoping he never does) or appeared on "The Simple Life" (ditto), but the legal drama he currently stars in has real consequences for the rule of law and government accountability.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jay Diamond

Do a search on "Hannity 'Sicko'" or "Romney 'Sicko''' on any search engine and you will find an assortment of You Tube excerpts of Sean Hannity recycling talking points off the panicked presses of the Heritage Foundation, CEI, AEI, Manhattan Institute, etc., bearing dire warnings of the health care terror Michael Moore and other evil progressives are preparing to inflict on America.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

This afternoon I received an e-mail from Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy asking me to visit and sign a petition to remind Vice President Dick Cheney "that he can't ignore our nation's laws."

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