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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

Evidently not content with turning the entire Middle East into a crisis zone, President Bush seems intent on provoking a second round of the Cold War before he leaves office. It's gotten so bad that an increasingly Stalinistic Vladimir Putin has started accusing us of provoking an "arms race" and conducting "imperialism" in global affairs.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

There he goes again, the old thin-skinned warhorse Henry Kissinger, still sniping at the antiwar left after all these years.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Is there ever a bill that goes through Congress that doesn't have some loopy limp loopholes? These loopholes are not accidental. There are far too many lawyers in DC for that to happen. They are on purpose.

Friday, 01 June 2007 04:56

BuzzFlash Mailbag for June 1, 2007

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Two interesting stories were reported on Thursday:

  1. The Marines have ordered 1,200 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles for $623 million
  2. MRAPs have been found to be too weak to withstand the latest type of bombs used by insurgents

That's right - the military decided to make a bulk order of equipment it had just realized doesn’t work.

Right wingers still feed on the need to doubt her
But if she wasn't undercover, why bother to out her?

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 NEWS ALERT

New Hampshire Governor Signs Civil Unions Bill Into Law

"The state of New Hampshire can now proudly be counted among the one out of every five states in this country that are leading the way in recognizing the love and commitment of all couples," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jeff Cohen

Give me a break about John Edwards' pricey haircut, mansion, lecture fees, and the rest. The focus on these topics tells us two things about corporate media. One we've long known -- that they elevate personal stuff above issues. The other is now becoming clear -- that they have a special animosity toward Edwards.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Dave Lindorff

When it comes to defending the Constitution from the saboteurs of freedom and democracy in the Bush administration, my hero is Conyers.

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