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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 NEWS ANALYSIS

New reports indicate that the U.S. government is to blame for an Atlanta man taking two transatlantic flights despite having a rare, potentially deadly type of tuberculosis that is highly resistant to treatment. The man – under the first federal quarantine in decades – says CDC officials knew he had the disease and even put him on a no-fly list, yet he was still able to leave and return to the United States.

Wednesday, 30 May 2007 05:19

Will Durst: Hill Songs

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We members of the CCJU; the Comics, Clowns & Jesters Union, can currently be found moping around, wearing an excess of black, plunged into a state of funk that can only be called "pre-mourning" as we anticipate the end of what will surely be known as the Golden Era of political humor. The reign of George W Bush is nearing an end. Destined to go down in history as the worst President EVER, and that includes William Henry Harrison, the guy who gave a three-hour inaugural speech in the rain, caught pneumonia, and served 30 days supine in a sick bed until becoming the first president to die in office.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter
Editor Mediachannel.org

It was sad to read Cindy Sheehan's letter of "resignation" from the peace movement because she offered so much of herself -- despite all the personal pain she suffered from the loss of her son, the breakup of her family, and all the vicious and insensitive attacks on her politics and personhood.

GSA head Lurita Doan
Did things she should have left alone.

She often had the proclivity
To promote partisan political activity.

Questioned, she couldn't recall
But I doubt Ginkgo Biloba would help at all.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Harvey Wasserman

In the global campaign to save the Earth, a shared vision is vital.

"Solartopia" foresees a democratic, green-powered 21st Century civilization. Our economic and ecological survival depends on it.

"Dems Blink" blares the front page headline on Newsday, the Long Island, New York, daily, for May 23. Since that time, the Democratic Left has been furious with, not the person and party that started and are running the endless War on Iraq, Bush and the Republicans, but with -- the Democrats! David Sirota, Cindy Sheehan, Debra (World Can't Wait) Sweet, the Daily Kos, etc. have been thundering on the Left about "betrayal," about "weak-kneed hypocrites," and worse. "You were elected to bring the war to an end, and now you are just letting it go on and on. That means," they say, "you can't trust the Democrats and we will have to do something about them." In my view, wrong analysis and a very dangerous implied remedy.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

People for the American Way

Latest 5-4 Ruling Further Proof of the Alito Effect

In response to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision today in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire, People For the American Way Foundation President Ralph G. Neas released the following statement:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

Perhaps the best indication of the toothlessness and complicity of the new Democratic Congress is that President Bush, who between September 2001 and December 2006, used so-called "signing statements" and a bogus claim of extra-constitutional executive authority as commander in chief in time of war to invalidate 1,200 laws or parts of laws passed by Congress, hasn't issued a single one since January.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

[BuzzFlash Note: Barbara's taking a short break ... look for her "BuzzFlash Minute" again on June 5.]

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A grieving fiancée and all the headstones in this picture are grim reminders of why war is never the answer! All the death and destruction, all the "shock and awe" only goes to prove a failure in the leadership of America. They did not have what it takes to solve the problems we face in today's world! The sons and daughters and their loved ones are paying the ultimate price for the incompetence of George Bush, Dick Cheney, and this Bush administration!

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