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By Danny Schechter
Editor, Mediachannel.org

From today's The Washington Post: "The turmoil in the U.S. credit markets turned global Thursday, prompting central banks in Europe and the United States to pump more than $150 billion into the financial system to keep it operating smoothly."

The Sub-Prime Crisis Is Really A "Sub-Crime" Crisis: It Is Time To Investigate and Prosecute This Scandal

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie Cohn

Responding to fear-mongering by the Bush administration, the Democratic-led Congress put its stamp of approval on the unconstitutional wiretapping of Americans. 

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Daniel Ellsberg

[Remarks of Daniel Ellsberg at a press conference August 9, 2007 at which Cindy Sheehan announced her independent candidacy for the 8th Congressional District of California, an office now held by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House.]

I don't speak for Cindy Sheehan -- whom I admire unreservedly -- or for her campaign. When I say "we" in what follows, I'm really just giving my own perspective on this campaign, as one of her supporters.

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by Harvey Wasserman

After 50 years of what Forbes Magazine long ago called "the largest managerial disaster in business history," the nuke power industry is demanding untold billions in a federal "Bailout-in-Advance." Congress will decide on these proposed loan guarantees for new nukes in its September conferences over the new Energy Bill.

Thursday, 09 August 2007 07:30

Cindy Sheehan: Long Line of Chickenhawks

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by Cindy Sheehan

An anti-war activist at a town hall meeting in Iowa recently asked Mitt Romney why not ONE of his five sons served the USA in the military. The woman's brother had been in Iraq and she understandably would have liked to know if the Romney family was so supportive of BushCo's war of terror why didn't they support it with their own flesh and blood.

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by Norman Solomon

The problem with letting history judge is that so many officials get away with murder in the meantime -- while precious few choose to face protracted vilification for pursuing truth and peace.

A grand total of two people in the entire Congress were able to resist a blood-drenched blank check for the Vietnam War. Standing alone on Aug. 7, 1964, senators Ernest Gruening and Wayne Morse voted against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

Wednesday, 08 August 2007 03:46

Thom Hartmann: Roll Back the Reagan Tax Cuts

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by Thom Hartmann

Our bridges are falling apart (among other things), and its Ronald Reagan’s fault.

A few hours before the bridge collapsed in Minnesota, a news release landed (among hundreds) in my email inbox. It was from the right-wing “Heartland Institute” and a Minnesota conservative group calling itself the “Taxpayers League of Minnesota.” It read:

Wednesday, 08 August 2007 03:40

Cindy Sheehan: Turns out we are 'Mad as Hell'

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by Cindy Sheehan

Since I posted my article: I'm as Perturbed as Heck, I have received many e-mails and messages. This is a typical response:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Martha Rosenberg

They're just dropping like Chinese imports -- prescription drugs that turn out to be deadly after FDA approval.

Not just Vioxx -- recently found to cause kidney problems on top of the heart attacks for which it was pulled -- but its seven deadly sisters named by the FDA's Dr. David Graham before Congress in 2004: Crestor, Meridia, Serevent, Lotronex, Arava, Accutane, and Bextra.

Tuesday, 07 August 2007 07:38

Michael Winship: Sex and the Silly Season

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by Michael Winship

As anyone who has ever read Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" books knows, the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything is, "How many roads must a man walk down?"

The answer, calculated over 7.5 million years by a computer called Deep Thought is, simply, 42.

Now, researchers at the University of Texas have announced the number of reasons people have sex.

237.

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