A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by George Gerber
The liberties of none are safe unless the liberties of all are protected.
William O. Douglas
These were the words of William O. Douglas who served for over 36 years as a Supreme Court justice. In just 13 words, he eloquently described the meaning of the American Democracy.
by L M (Johnson) Tschudy
I have been watching the Senate's Business this past week and am totally horrified and repulsed with the cavalier manner and contemptuous disdain with which the Senate Republicons and Democrats have regarded not only the sons and daughters of America, but also with our Rule of Law -- specifically the U.S. Constitution, particularly Freedom of Speech and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
"LUCKENBACH, Texas -- As George W. Bush approaches his final year in office saddled with an unpopular war, the shifting winds of public opinion have reached even the wide open spaces of Bush country ... Sousa of IAVA ... ‘It's difficult when you think you go for some good reason -- defending freedom, 9/11, helping the Iraqi people -- and it turns out to not be the great cause that you thought.'"
Worthless No Child Left Behind instruction
Never finding weapons of mass destruction.
"Mission accomplished!" "Bring it on!"
Teasing that troops will be withdrawn.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
CHICAGO -- More than 800 people filled the headquarters of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition on Thursday night, testifying for over seven hours before the Federal Communications Commission about the negative impacts of runaway media consolidation.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
That's right, march on that town in Louisiana. Americans have been told over and over that this country has succeeded in equal rights, but we Americans have seen them chipped away little by little as those Americans in this country who still think like the plantation owners of yesterday use their power in government to turn back any progress made in this country, based on the ideas that we Americans are not all equal if you are black, another color, poor, gay, or female.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Editor's note: This is a letter that Chairman Waxman sent to Secretary Rice yesterday reiterating his request that the State Department make available information pertaining to the Committee's investigation in Iraq by noon, September 20.
The Honorable Condoleezza Rice
Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520
Dear Madam Secretary: