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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Geoffrey R. Stone

For most of the last four decades, liberals have been in retreat.

Since the election of Richard Nixon in 1968, Republicans have controlled the White House 70 percent of the time and Republican presidents have made 86 percent of the U.S. Supreme Court appointments. In many quarters, the word "liberal" has become a pejorative. Part of the problem is that liberals have failed to define themselves and to state clearly what they believe. As a liberal, I find that appalling.

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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

Disclosure: I have never had any business relationship with Air America, do not have any such relationship today, know various financial players who might participate in its future, and readers should consider that I reserve the right to possibly have some future business interest.

Published in Guest Commentary
Saturday, 14 October 2006 22:39

Larry Beinhart: Foleyisms

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart, author of "Wag the Dog" and "Fog Facts"

Trusting our Nation's Security to Republicans
Is like
Trusting your son to Mark Foley

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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Paul Rogat Loeb

It's easy to delight in the Hastert/Foley meltdown, and how it's hit a national nerve. Building on all the administration's abuses, failures, and lies, the cover up of this out-of-control congressman may just give America the inadvertent gift of a chance to finally change course.

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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

Every American has a profound opportunity to stand with Democrats, independents and genuinely concerned Republicans to elect a Congress that will bring America together, lift all Americans higher, make all Americans proud, and restore unity and integrity to our democracy.

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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jesse M. Reiter, President, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association

MR. PRESIDENT, WE NEED TO START TALKING ABOUT INSURANCE REFORM

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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

The Los Angeles Times of Thursday, Oct. 12, has a superficial story about George Bush as teaser, describing the president's frat-boy comments to the White House press corps concerning how they're dressed. "What Not to Wear in Front of Bush" reads the headline.

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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon

No one knows exactly how many Iraqi civilians have died from the war's violence since the invasion of their country. The new study from public health researchers at Johns Hopkins University estimates that the number of those deaths is around 601,000, while saying the actual total could be somewhere between 426,369 and 793,663. Such wartime figures can't be precise, but the meaning is clear: The invasion of Iraq has led to ongoing carnage on a massive scale.

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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

I have been quietly talking to many of the "right people" about a proposal I will formally make shortly after the election that would create a Democracy Venture Fund that will provide direct support to projects, sites and ventures to promote people and ideas working for an enlightened America.

Right up front: the core group of 3-5 million Americans who are the most progressive, independent and committed have the unilateral and pre-emptive power to make this happen.

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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

A just released study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, published in the current issue of the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet, reports that the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq has led to the deaths of between 426,000 and 794,000 Iraqis. This is a substantial increase over the 100,000 dead that the same research group found through 2004, based upon a smaller survey, and it represents an astonishing 2.5 percent of the country's total population.

The grim news was widely -- though not universally -- reported in the U.S. media (my local paper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, blacked it out), but few news organizations reported the most disturbing finding of the study, which was that 31 percent of those killed were acatually slain by U.S. and "coalition" forces (actually by U.S. forces, since most of the other foreign forces working with the U.S., with the exception of the British, have not played combat roles, and even the British have largely operated in the south where fighting has been much less severe.

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