A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
We are constantly amazed to find even our most progressive friends fall into the "moderate Republican" trap.
"Oh," we will hear, "He (or she) is such a nice person and good on choice and Head Start and things. We need to encourage moderation in the Republican Party."
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon
Last week my column was a parody of how Thomas Friedman writes about the global economy. Since then, I've learned that I was in error on a matter that shines some light on the worldview of the syndicated New York Times columnist and best-selling author.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Joan Burbick, author of "Gun Show Nation"
"Arming God's Nation," Chapter 11 of "Gun Show Nation"
Subject: Rush Limbaugh
So Rush Hudson Limbaugh the third has decided to comment on Michael J.Fox after Mr. Fox made a T. V. spot for a democratic candidate. Fox made the endorsement because the the candidate supports using stem cells in research and face it, like it or not, the stem cells would be thrown out (or killed if you please) if they weren't used, so why not put them to a good use and try to help some people who are suffering?
A BLUE STATE JUKEBOX REVIEW
by Tony Peyser
New Heathens' Heathens Like Me
Apart from some obligatory political content, the other thing that most albums I've reviewed here have in common is they're mostly by singer-songwriters. This is primarily because their songs are generally more lyric-driven than ones by bands. Well, I'm breaking with tradition here with the debut release by some New York fellows called New Heathens. Yeah, there are some tracks with a social conscience. But the bottom line is this puppy really rocks.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
Welcome to "World Media Watch's" new format. Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; an expanded version of the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.
Britain is to send the author of today's landmark review on global warming to try to win American hearts and minds to the urgent cause of cutting carbon emissions - as it emerged yesterday that the government has already signed up former US vice-president Al Gore to advise on the environment. Sir Nicholas Stern, who this morning publishes an authoritative report on climate change warning that inaction could cause a worldwide recession as damaging as the Depression of the 1930s, will lobby politicians and business people in America at the turn of the year.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
A doctor, having just had the experience of a barium enema, once said all doctors should have to go through the procedures they order up for patients, because they would then think twice about ordering such things! In today's world, since "interpretation" is in the mind of the "decider," anyone who orders "interrogation procedures" should also have that experience before determining its ethical validity and worthwhile legitimacy! "What's striking both in Bush's and Cheney's attitude is that it never even occurs to them that there is a moral issue here. It's a 'no-brainer.' Here we are on the outside, having impassioned debates about the rights and wrongs of abuse and torture of detainees, and these two most powerful men simply assume it's fine."
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
BuzzFlash is forwarding the following "personal" e-mail from Jerrry Falwell. (It’s for real, not a satire.)