A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo
With Great Britain under extreme alert after three car bomb attempts over the past two days, George W. Bush and his high level White House cohorts are doing their utmost to goad the terrorists to try harder next time. To be more "PROFESSIONAL" in their planning. To detonate bombs that are certain to cause harm.
Major national decisions now can no longer be
Decided in ways based on race
So Clarence Thomas had to step down and let
A qualified jurist take his place.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
BuzzFlash Note: After a short break, World Media Watch will resume July 13.
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 GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett
In the aftermath of the recent Supreme Court ruling gutting affirmative action to deal with the historical impact of racial discrimination, I propose that Democratic political figures push for new laws promoting affirmative action on behalf of poor Americans of all races. Unequal educational opportunities are an important factor contributing to pockets of entrenched poverty.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by R.J. Nave
In a recent Senate hearing, I was listening, wondering, fearing,
That our sad attorney general really wasn't on the ball.
Watching C-SPAN I was witness, to this fascinating litmus
Test to gage Alberto's fitness, fitness to uphold the law.
To uphold his oath of office as the guardian of the law
Would he stand or would he fall?
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
I beg to differ with Pelosi, and so does a nation of people. What kind of nation do we have when so much crime and so much murder, destruction goes unaccountable? Oh, he's worth it all right, but the blame will be with Pelosi, Reid and the other Democrats in leadership. We, as a nation, can't jail people for protesting, for wearing peace shirts, for stealing a purse, etc. when we have a country of people who know and understand the law better than the average person, and they also know that there would be two standards. One for the working people and one for the elite in this society ... how can we as a democratic nation allow people to be sent to invade another country, lose their life, and say that impeaching Bush is not worth it?
White House Won't Supply Documents Demanded By Democrats
What I expect the president to say
To a reporter is, "In this arena, Sir,
They can't do this to me because,
You know, I'm the ... subpoenaer."
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
[BuzzFlash Note: Barbara gets a vacation! Look for her next column July 16.]
A little here, a little there, democracy is being undermined everywhere! Are we really willing to repeat past history? Do we really want to wonder, when all is said and done, when democracy is obliterated, how did this happen? Are we really willing to travel the same road as the Germans during the reign of Hitler and the Nazis? "Never again" is indeed happening all over again, right here, right now, in the United States of America! "Even though Congress and the Justice Department's own inspector general determined that several of Edmond's complaints about abuse and incompetence had merit, she lost a lawsuit against the FBI. When she appealed, this strange scene took place: 'My attorney stood up and argued the case about the state secret's privilege. Then the court asked [us] to step out of the court ... while the government argued its side. Can they do this? This is the United States of America. The guards escorted us out and they locked the doors. We don't know what [the FBI attorneys] told the judges. My attorneys could never know what they argued. As far as we know, they could have made the most outrageous lies. There was no one there to challenge them.'"