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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jeff Leys

"We don't have the votes," intones David Obey as he shepherds the supplemental spending bill that provides another $100 billion or so for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obey's protestations to antiwar protesters are an understandable figleaf covering his continued support for the war. After all, he has voted in favor of all prior supplemental spending bills, excepting the October 2003 bill that actually included funds for reconstruction purposes in Iraq.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing Monday on the Bush Administration's control over scientific findings regarding climate change. The hearing centered around claims of censorship by Dr. James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Carol Korreck

I am so frustrated with the media propaganda implying that by de-funding the war, or by setting timetables for withdrawal, we are not supporting the troops.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Little did we know in the beginning that the changes George Bush intended to make inside Washington, D.C. were the worst this country has ever endured. From "A to Z" they've plotted and planned an end to America's freedom and democracy! We are definitely in a "war" right here at home on the streets of America and these terrorists ain't foreign!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

There is nothing as corrupt as using the governmental powers of law enforcement to selectively prosecute your political enemies and to cover-up criminal behavior by your political organization and allies, while in a position of political power. This situation is the essence of the current scandal concerning the firing of U.S. Attorneys by the Bush White House.

Leahy Demands Public Testimony From Key White House Officials In Prosecutor Probe
by Tony Peyser


Besieged Republicans are
Snarling like trapped hyenas;
They now know who in D.C.
Has the biggest subpoenas.

Ann Coulter is not a joke. She is not perceptive. She offers no new insights, even from the Right. She is not irrelevant. She is not far out. She is not crazy. She is not brainless (indeed she may be very smart but that is hard to ascertain from a distance and through her public persona). She is not to be ignored. Nor is she to be shut up, as the Human Rights Campaign would like to do.

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. 

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart

The story by Christopher Drew and Eric Lipton on the front page of Sunday's New York Times about the firing of the U.S. Attorneys begins this way:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Zirin

Bowie Kuhn, baseball's fifth commissioner, passed away last night at the age of 80. I never met the man. In private, he may have made Gandhi look like Ted Nugent. For all we know, he spent weekends warming terminally ill puppies against his sweet perfumed bosom. But when it comes to his 15-year reign as commissioner, from 1969-1984, it is more than appropriate to bury Mr. Kuhn, not praise him. Major League Baseball's website, in their Selig-sanctioned obituary, claims that Bowie Kuhn "presided over the dawn of free agency and the end of the reserve system." [The reserve system bound a player to their team for life.] That's sort of like saying the Czar Nicholas II "presided over" the Russian Revolution.

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