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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart

One of the pillars of the contemporary Republican Party has been racism. They have made great efforts to mask it with euphemisms so they can use code words to let anti-black voters know what side they're on and, at the same time, piously deny they are being racist.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Dave Lindorff

I'm getting sick and tired of hearing Democrats afraid of impeachment claim that it can't be done because the Senate, where Democrats hold a precarious one-seat edge, would never vote to convict and remove, which would require 67 votes.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

Corporate Media pundits and sellout Democratic personalities are denouncing a return to the Fairness Doctrine standards in broadcasting eliminated by the Reagan Administration. They are falling into a trap set by the Republican Right and the largest corporations in America. Essentially, they are letting Republican political spin set the agenda for "acceptable" political views.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie Cohn

When he announced the commutation of Scooter Libby's 30-month sentence, George W. Bush cited the ways Libby has and will suffer: damage to his reputation, the suffering of his wife and children, large fines, and the "long-lasting" consequences of being a convicted felon.

Friday, 06 July 2007 03:33

Norman Solomon: A Bloody Media Mirror

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon

Many of America's most prominent journalists want us to forget what they were saying and writing more than 4 years ago to boost the invasion of Iraq. Now, they tiptoe around their own roles in hyping the war and banishing dissent to the media margins.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

Today I received an in-depth blog entry from Danny Schechter (The News Dissector), reporting from Durbin, South Africa where he's screening his film, "In Debt We Trust." This was the second blog entry Danny has sent from South Africa in a little over a week. The blog was typical Danny. Not a superficial account of the customs and terrain. Not a self-indulged travelogue on the effects of the environs on "me." You don't get that from Danny. He's not about sensory conjecture. He's about facts. He's a journalist. He doesn't write. He reports.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

The other day I came out of my short retirement due to yet another Bush flagrant abuse of power. We decided that we would walk from Atlanta to DC to gather a people's movement for humanity. The longer BushCo are in office, the less chance we have of recovering the heart and soul of our nation, saving our soldiers and the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, and saving the planet from corporate and individual waste and pollution. Impeachment, removal from office, and in a perfect world, incarceration for the criminals against humanity, are urgent and necessary steps that need to be taken today.

Thursday, 05 July 2007 06:46

Dave Lindorff: Pelosi's Sinking Fortunes

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took power in the House of Representatives in January on a wave of public enthusiasm and hopes that Congress would finally start holding the president to account.

Thursday, 05 July 2007 06:26

Cindy Sheehan: Call Out the Instigator

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

Call out the Instigator
Because there's something in the air
We got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here
You know it's right!

-- Thunderclap Newman


A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Mikey Weinstein

It is with profound sadness that I approach this Fourth of July. Coming from a long line of veterans and speaking as an Honor Graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy, my decision to challenge our nation's armed forces has been a painful one.

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