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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

Trade policies are finally starting to get serious consideration in Congress and among Presidential candidates for the first time since the 1993 NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) debates. Trade policy, by our federal government in the past 14 years, has been a disaster for the working people of America. Federal government trade policies have very seriously undermined the American Middle Class, weakened our economy, threatened our national security, crippled our self-reliance in war preparation, distorted our foreign policies, and created social tensions between our economic classes.

Wednesday, 28 March 2007 03:44

Michael Winship: A False Sense of Security

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

A couple of weeks ago, I was awakened just a little before three in the morning by flashing lights bouncing off the walls of my bedroom. It wasn't the usual time for my weekly alien abduction, so, like "The Night before Christmas," I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Zirin

There are more books about Muhammad Ali than Abe Lincoln: 300 titles in the children's section alone. You can also purchase The Muhammad Ali Reader, the Tao of Muhammad Ali, or the $4,000 GOAT -- a massive coffee table book about all things Ali that is slightly larger than a typical coffee table. His is a history that has been repeatedly regurgitated for popular consumption. Despite -- or maybe because of -- this crisis of Ali overproduction, I felt compelled to write The Muhammad Ali Handbook.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Burt Hall

PART III - REPAIRING OUR BROKEN DEMOCRACY

NUCLEAR AND SPACE WEAPONS AND STAR WARS

NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
Nuclear proliferation is the preeminent national security issue of our time. Under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, countries with nuclear arms are committed to negotiating disarmament. The purpose of this treaty is to, one day, permit freedom from the fear of nuclear extermination. However, many non-nuclear states are not satisfied with the progress to date of the larger powers, and some are trying to join the nuclear club.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Rory O'Connor

Leave it to The New York Times to pronounce something "corrupt" and then wholeheartedly embrace it as "crucial."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Burt Hall

PART II - TERRORISM VS. THE WAR IN IRAQ

After 9/11, the President and his key advisors used a public relations campaign to allege that Iraq was linked to 9/11 and a threat to the U.S. because of its weapons of mass destruction. They presented selective intelligence, known to be inherently uncertain, as absolute fact. Since the President was not forthcoming with the public, our only line of defense was Congress and the media. Neither came to our rescue.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter
Mediachannel.org

Another week has passed with most of the progressive community mesmerized by the political game playing in Washington. Don't we realize yet that a totally compromised political process in Washington, built around wheeling and dealing, will not have the courage or the consciousness to do what must be done to stop the Iraq War?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

I watched your "60 Minutes" interview this evening with Elizabeth and John Edwards. I found you insensitive and judgmental, particularly toward Senator Edwards, whom you portrayed as uncaring and self-obsessed.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Burt Hall

PART I - THE BEGINNING AND 9/11

Congress and the media had opportunities to prevent the war in Iraq, hold Bush accountable for a clear dereliction of duty before 9/11 and limit his incompetent administration to one term only. These two vital institutions have failed the American people. This article documents the damage done to the country and concludes with thoughts on how to repair our broken democracy. How things might be different today, if the American system had worked the way it should, is depicted in each part of the article.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

Kind of reminds you of something Johnny Carson's 'Carnac The Magnificent' might say, placing a "hermetically sealed" envelope to his temple to channel the mysterious question inside. Carnac would repeat the phrase, rip the "hermetic" seal, blow into the envelope, repeat the phrase again, then reveal the inner query:

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