The Second in a Series of Democratic Campaign Ads BuzzFlash Would Like to See
Ad Title: "My Husband Fought to Give Our Grandchildren a Better Future."
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
As we noted in our editorial, "Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the Republicans Betray Our Military: It is a National Disgrace and a Peril to America," the Democrats in the Senate held an unofficial hearing on Monday, September 25. It was held in defiance of Republicans like Trent Lott, who vowed "retribution" for taking testimony from military experts who dared to tell the truth about the Iraq War.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by George Lakoff and the Rockridge Institute
When pundits talk about "moderates," or "the center," or "centrists," what exactly are they talking about? And why does the answer matter?
Nomi Prins Peers Inside Our Wallets -- and Finds America's Burgeoning Debt, Crippling Gas Prices, Job Insecurity, and Our HealthWritten by BuzzFlash
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
... a lot of individuals [in the Gulf states] who were very supportive initially of President Bush, started to say things to me like: it’s amazing you can pay so much money for a war. They didn't talk so much about how we could balance the budget, but that we were paying for a war, and we’re paying for things outside of the country, and not for things inside the country.
DNC: Greenwald Exposes War Profiteering, Lack of Oversight in Iraq
REPUBLICAN PRACTICES DEMORALIZING TROOPS IN THE PROCESS
Washington, DC - This week, the DNC's Podcast hosted award winning film director Robert Greenwald. In his interview, Greenwald discusses his newest work, "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers," a scathing documentary that exposes the record profits made off the war in Iraq by private corporations with Republican friends in Congress and the Republican decision makers that made it happen.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Last week, we wrote that the situation in Afghanistan - stemming from our one war actually tied to bin Laden and al-Qaeda - has become suddenly much worse after years of inattention from the Bush Administration (Afghanistan is the New Iraq: Al-Qaeda and Taliban back in Action, 9/18). But more evidence from leading experts indicates that even our last assessment was overly optimistic.
Subject: President Bush Supports the Troops by Supporting Torture
Well the President and his Republican controlled rubber stamp Senate have done it again. The Senate has come to agreement to continue letting the President use torture as a means of interrogating suspects. If and when the new interpretation of the Geneva Conventions is put into law, this will put our troops and civilian intelligence personnel in even more danger. Does the President actually think that when our men and women in uniform are captured that they will not be treated in the same manner that we have treated the prisoners in Abu Ghraib and or Guantanamo? And by changing the way America interprets the Geneva Conventions just gives our enemies in the war on terror the green light to torture our soldiers and civilian intel personnel.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Republicans controlling the "Do-Nothing Congress" have utterly failed in their responsibility to fairly pass necessary spending bills, according to Rep. David Obey (D-WI), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee.
The WorldCom Before The Storm
by Tony Peyser
Joe Ely, one of the great talents on the roots rock scene,
Once sang about "driving to the poorhouse in a limousine."