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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by George Lakoff and Bruce Budner

At this time of year, it seems there are only two things certain in life: taxes and anxiety about taxes. Instead of the perennial talk of a simplified tax form, how about a simplified understanding of the progressive values that underlie our tradition of progressive taxation?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

It's tragic how little attention media gives to our casualties of war. They continue to be ONLY NUMBERS. Over recent months, incidents involving American college students received ongoing media scrutiny, incongruent with that afforded the young people who have perished in "our" war.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS -- PART I

BuzzFlash is, needless to say, a partisan publication on behalf of advocates of democracy and Constitutional principles. We have championed progressive causes for the nearly seven years that we have been online, including the right to unionize men and women in an effort to improve their lives.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Peter Michaelson

Church and state are feuding in California over euthanasia, an issue whose underlying principle - the evolvement of our personal authority - extends beyond the deathbed to the health of our democracy.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

When my co-author Barbara Olshansky and I wrote The Case for Impeachment during the waning months of 2005 and early 2006, it seemed clear to us that the biggest impeachable crimes of the Bush regime involved the illegal war against Iraq, and the trashing of the rights and civil liberties enshrined in the Constitution. Almost as an afterthought, we also included a proposed article of impeachment against the president for his insidious efforts to block any regulatory, Congressional, or international action on confronting global warming.

Friday, 13 April 2007 07:13

BuzzFlash Mailbag for April 13, 2007

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Subject: Imus and the Emails

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

That word "Czar" is one word that we Americans should not appreciate hearing when introduced into American political jargon.

"Words are loaded pistols." -- Jean-Paul Sartre.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

DNC Press

Washington, DC - This weekend, Vice President Dick Cheney will appear on CBS's "Face the Nation." It has been months since Vice President Cheney, whose full-throated defenses of the White House have become routine, has appeared on a Sunday news show. Since then, he has yet to answer questions about the growing number of scandals currently engulfing the Bush Administration as well as the White House's failed Iraq strategy. Below are a few questions for Cheney on the U.S. Attorneys scandal, the worsening situation in Iraq, and the growing strain being placed on our soldiers:

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Never to be silenced or daunted -- the Repuglicans are gearing up for the next wave of mean-spirited disinformation, now waiting in the wings of political propaganda! "Santorum's Filmmaking Jihad Against the Left"  

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Catherine Fenton

Since Don Imus’ self-inflicted destruction first began, television punditry, filled with mostly white males, has staged a pathetic struggle to deal with it. In the flush of their inability to address racial matters, the call went out; book African Americans. And so, black men were booked and we have been treated to black and white men, for the most part, hashing out this "racial" incident.

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