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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter, Editor, Mediachannel.org

You know this by now. Hillary Clinton became the yellow rose of Texas, two stepping her way to election glory by slashing at her opponent. She also took Ohio and Rhode Island. Barack Obama snagged Vermont, says he leads in delegates. McCain won all, is GOP candidate. Ron Paul holds on to his Congressional seat.

More to come after the next commercial break!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Elliot D. Cohen

In a recent press conference, President Bush has attempted to turn up the heat on House leaders to pass Senate Bill 2248, which amends the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) as well as granting retroactive immunity to telecommunication companies such as AT&T and Verizon for aiding the Bush Administration in its NSA spying program. Unfortunately, the reasons the Bush Administration has given for passage of this bill do not hold water.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

Two words come to mind when I think of conservative William F. Buckley, who died last week at the age of 82: peanut butter.

He loved the stuff and was a true connoisseur, often saying, "If peanut butter were as expensive as caviar, it would be served at Buckingham Palace teas."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Peter Michaelson

George W. Bush said recently on NBC's Today Show that the faltering economy could not be blamed on the $10 billion-a-month Iraq War. "I think actually the spending in the war might help with jobs," he said, "because we're buying equipment and people are working."
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 03:42

Jeff Fleischer: (Olympic) Games Without Frontiers

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jeff Fleischer

Quick -- who won the 200-meter race at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles? Or the long jump? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

How about the same events at Hitler's 1936 Olympics in Berlin? Ah, that one's a wee bit easier.

As nearly everyone with a passing familiarity with sports knows, the answer is Jesse Owens. As impressive as Owens' achievements on the track were in those Games, they've become the stuff of legend largely because of how the African-American Owens proved a counter to the racial propaganda that dominated the Nazi-run event.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Bill Berkowitz

OAKLAND, Feb. 26 (*BPI) - A new organization pledged today to publish photographs of Senator Barack Obama that call into question his political judgement, integrity, and character.

The group, which is calling itself Life Long Photographers for Truth and Justice (LLPTJ), claimed that it has access to photographs that are far more controversial than the 2006 photo of Sen. Obama dressed as a Somali elder -- complete with turban -- during a trip to Africa, which appeared yesterday on the Drudge Report.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

The day after Easter of my freshman year in college, my father's drugstore caught fire. Actually, it began in an upstairs room of the bar and grill next door. A fellow was smoking in bed.

There was a firewall between the two buildings, which was supposed to protect the store from damage. But the fire didn't know that. The flames raced along that wall, sneaked in through the front and burned my dad's place to the ground.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION (Special to BuzzFlash.com)

By Jonathan Franklin

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A BUZZFLASH GUEST COMMENTARY
by Scott Vogel

The Democratic debate in Austin, Texas, sponsored by CNN and Univision between Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton is, for a political junkie like me, my kind of night. What can I say? I loved every minute of it.

Thursday, 21 February 2008 04:46

Peter Michaelson: Can Old Europe Save America?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Peter Michaelson

Sure, we'll drink their wine, eat their tapas and cheeses, and drive their BMWs. But when it comes to Europe, we refuse to adopt their most sensible refinements -- the metric system, wise gun laws, better poverty programs, and inclusive medical care. The latest feather in our stubborn streak is our unwillingness to follow their practice of abstaining from war.

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