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Tuesday, 26 December 2006 07:20

Peter Michaelson: The Cult of the Upper Crust

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

Wealth disparity between America's richest and poorest increased again in 2006. This inequality between wealth and worker, Bill Moyers says in a recent essay, "has opened like an unbridgeable chasm" and threatens to undo the republic. He wonders about its root causes.

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by Norman Solomon

Competition has been fierce for the fifteenth annual P.U.-litzer Prizes.

Many can plausibly lay claim to stinky media performances, but only a few can win a P.U.-litzer. As the judges for this un-coveted award, Jeff Cohen and I have deliberated with due care. (Jeff is the founder of the media watch group FAIR and author of the superb new book "Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media.")

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

The excerpt below was a comment on the article that I've linked.

I never watch Jon Stewart when the Right Wing bastards are on. I don't have a health problem, but I would have high blood pressure if I watched Bush or any of his criminal comrads. I can't stand the sight of them. That's how bad off I am.

Tuesday, 26 December 2006 05:04

BuzzFlash Mailbag for December 26, 2006

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Subject: John Kerry Gets It Together in WP Op-Ed: "When Resolve Turns Reckless" 12/24

Kerry's always had it together. Nothing's more tragic to me than when the left buys the RW smear. Their main tool that they know works? Embarrassment. Do not be. Ever.

Rosamond

Tuesday, 26 December 2006 01:36

Michael Winship: One Never Knows, Do One?

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by Michael Winship

The recent news of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson's brain hemorrhage reminded me of the axiom that the surest way to make God laugh is to tell Him -- or Her -- your plans.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Why I Hate Virtually All Of The Washington Press Corps (Except For David Gregory)

by Tony Peyser

They should take Bush to task
For how he's misleading the nation
But tough questions they don't ask
And instead just take dictation.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

The decision by President Bush to launch a preemptive invasion of Iraq was the biggest military misjudgment in the history of the American Presidency.

Monday, 25 December 2006 12:30

Dr. J.'s Short Shot: The BushGoal for Iraq

DR. J'S SHORT SHOT
by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

The Report of the Iraq Study Group, the independent report from senior American diplomat Andrew Cordesman, various assessments from the CIA and the Pentagon themselves, all say that the U.S. is losing, or at least losing ground, in Iraq. All agree that there has to be some kind of reasonable, rational plan for a U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq within some reasonable period of time, "victory" or no. Yet in his Dec. 20, 2006 press conference, referenced on BuzzFlash on Dec. 21, Bush said:

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by Cindy Sheehan

As Christians all around the world are preparing to celebrate the birth of the "Prince of Peace," Bloody George has been seeking what has been called "advice" on sending upwards of 30,000 more troops to Iraq, but what should more truly be called, "covering his hiney." Bloody George is spending the birth of the Prince of Peace trying to discover, against all credible and moral opinion, how he can escalate the violence and killing in Iraq.

A BuzzFlash Reader Commentary

On Tuesday reporters from the Washington Post interviewed President Bush.

One of the reporters asked Bush if he'd made decisions regarding Iraq. Bush responded, "I have not. And we'll spend some more time -- Secretary Gates, as he indicated, is going to head to the region at some point in time. I need to talk to him when he gets back. And I'm going to take my time to make sure that the policy, when it comes out, the American people will see that we are -- have got a new way forward..."

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