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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D.

There is an aura of optimism in the air. Americans are looking forward to change in the aftermath of the November 7, 2006 elections; and, realistically, there is good reason for hope as we await the arrival of the new Democratically-controlled Congress in January. However, it would be a logistical error for Americans to let their guard down, especially in this interim period.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Rost, M.D., author of "The Whistleblower, Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman."

JOY.

I GREW UP AS A REPUBLICAN, SO WHY DO I FEEL JOY TODAY?

Friday, 10 November 2006 23:43

Ray McGovern: Robert Gates-Gate

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Ray McGovern

[Full disclosure: I am in Defense Secretary Rumsfeld's debt for TV notoriety on May 4, when my impromptu questioning of him elicited denials easily shown to be false. I have known Robert Gates, whom the president has picked to succeed Rumsfeld, for 36 years, starting when Gates was a journeyman analyst in CIA's Soviet Foreign Policy branch which I headed.]

Friday, 10 November 2006 08:56

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 10, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Howard Dean

I have not viewed or read anything about the great job Howard Dean has done to get the Democratic party back in the mainstream. He was instrumental in winning Tuesday's election and deserves out thanks.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Sean T Lewis

In all of human history, no sane person has gone into battle thinking, “This is what I want for my children.” No one has sliced another person open with a sword, driven a bayonet into a heart, shot into an ambush, launched a missile, or raided a civilian home with the thought, “Someday, my children will get to do this.” No one has taken a bullet, smelled their own burning flesh, lost a limb to a roadside bomb, contracted cancer from Agent Orange, or hung himself out of guilt with the idea, “I can't wait until my kids get to experience this.” Yet generation after generation after generation, this is what we do.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

While America will get a new Congress this January, it looks like we already have a new president. Ever since George Bush was sworn in six years ago, he has been stubborn, contentious, and above all, divisive. He refused to compromise or even listen to anyone that was not already convinced he was right. Because he was wrong, America suffered.

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION

by Akhil Bhardwaj

As I read about Rummy being replaced/fired, then heard about Ken possibly stepping down, Chafee quitting the Republican party, etc., I was reminded of the following:

Cascading failure (loss of elections) is common in power grids (political parties) when one of the elements fails (George) and shifts its load to nearby elements (other Republicans) in the system. Those nearby elements are then pushed beyond their capacity so they become compromised and shift their load onto other elements (Fox News, Rush, and friends).

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

The dust has settled and it is time to step back and look at voting irregularities across the nation. Unlike their counterparts, Democrats have long championed electoral reform, especially after the Florida debacle in 2000 that cost America its duly elected president. Now that Democrats have secured a decisive victory and control Congress without dispute, they should fight even more aggressively to improve elections since they can no longer be dismissed as merely sore losers.

Friday, 10 November 2006 04:03

Cindy Sheehan: Another Open Letter to George

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

George,

First of all, I would have given anything to be a fly on the wall on November 8th, when we all knew fairly early that the Democrats had taken back the House of Representatives. I would also have loved to be in the room when Senator George Allen conceded and the Senate was lost. I hope you realize that your demented policies and miserably failed leadership style is responsible for the thumping that your party took this week. Even though I couldn't be a secret first hand witness to your political demise, it was good to be in front of your soon-to-be-vacated premises in DC.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO 

Mehlman Is Stepping Down As Republican Committee Chairman

by Tony Peyser

Out of a job
Without a doubt
But some doubt
When he'll be "out."

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