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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

The sudden rise of Fred Thompson as a leading Republican candidate for president shows that the Republican leadership still does not understand their impending implosion as a national political party. Thompson is a "sex-up" version of a failed product. With Thompson, voters are getting the same old package of ideologies and policies that have been total disasters for the vast majority of Americans with new wrappings. Fred Thompson is much more "Bush-lite" than the second coming of Ronald Reagan.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart

Supposedly we are in a sustained economic recovery and have been since 2002. Part of this is Bush hot air and the Republican Noise Machine, which the media quotes verbatim. By a certain measure, however, it's real.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

At the end of CNN's morbidly titled "This Week At War," host Tom Foreman dramatized the importance of the 2008 Presidential election by deeming it a war-time election. He beseeched viewers to watch CNN's Presidential debates: the Democrats aired June 3 and the Republicans will follow on June 5.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.

In 2004, a man was stopped at LAX
Who had a gun & tried to board a plane
He said it was an honest mistake and
Implied thinking otherwise was insane.

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

The Democrats on Capitol Hill sure do need Sergeant Joe Friday to help them out.

You see, the D.C. Dems, especially now that they are "investigating" the Bush Administration, keep tripping over dead bodies – while doing their damned best to convince themselves that they just stumbled over a rug, not a corpse.

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

Evidently not content with turning the entire Middle East into a crisis zone, President Bush seems intent on provoking a second round of the Cold War before he leaves office. It's gotten so bad that an increasingly Stalinistic Vladimir Putin has started accusing us of provoking an "arms race" and conducting "imperialism" in global affairs.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

There he goes again, the old thin-skinned warhorse Henry Kissinger, still sniping at the antiwar left after all these years.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Is there ever a bill that goes through Congress that doesn't have some loopy limp loopholes? These loopholes are not accidental. There are far too many lawyers in DC for that to happen. They are on purpose.

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