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Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has finally gone too far. His words and votes against global warming have been annoying, but now he is vowing to use parliamentary procedure to personally block Al Gore's "Live Earth" concert from using the U.S. Capitol building as a venue as planned.

Wednesday, 28 March 2007 06:39

BuzzFlash Mailbag for March 28, 2007

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Subject: Kucinich

It seems to me that most Buzz readers would like to end this war now, not a year and a half from now. Well if you haven't read it yet, Dennis Kucinich has a plan and it makes sense to me. It's not going to make some oil companies very happy but it's the right thing to do.

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by Jimmy Lohman

John McCain made a complete fool of himself on CNN's "Situation Room" on Tuesday. Pressed by Wolf Blitzer, McCain stood by his statement the previous day that Baghdad is now safe enough to take a casual neighborhood walk.

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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

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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.

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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.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Does John McCain seriously believe becoming a Bush "clone" is going to win him the presidency? Or has he just plain lost it??? Is senility catching up? "BLITZER: Here's what you told Bill Bennett on his radio show on Monday. ‘There are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods today. The U.S. is beginning to succeed in Iraq.' MCCAIN: Yes. General Petraeus goes out there almost every day in an unarmed Humvee ... I know for a fact of much of the success we're experiencing, including the ability of Americans in many parts ... to go into some neighborhoods in Baghdad in a secure fashion. BLITZER: Michael, you've been there, what, for four years. You're walking around Baghdad on a daily basis. Has there been this improvement that Senator McCain is speaking about? MICHAEL WARE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: ... to think that General David Petraeus travels this city in an unarmed Humvee? I mean, in the hour since Senator McCain has said this, I've spoken to some military sources and there was laughter down the line. I mean, certainly, the general travels in a Humvee. There are multiple Humvees around it, heavily armed. There are attack helicopters, Predator drones, sniper teams, all sorts of layers of protection. So, no, Senator McCain is way off base on this one -- Wolf ... No way on Earth can a Westerner, particularly an American, stroll any street of this capital of more than 5 million people ... Honestly, Wolf, you'd barely last 20 minutes out there. I don't know what part of Neverland Senator McCain is talking about when he says we can go strolling in Baghdad."

Almost every aspect of Bush's administration
Has now wound up as an ongoing investigation.

 

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. 

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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.

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