A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship
Last Thursday night, I was a guest at the screening of a new, first-rate, public television documentary, "Walter Cronkite: Witness to History," part of the PBS series, "American Masters." It airs Wednesday night, July 26 (check your local listings).
by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
We liberals and progressives may someday get back into power, in both the Congress and the White House. Don't hold your breath, but even with the monstrously weak Democratic Party and the monstrously strong Republican cheating machine, it might conceivably happen. If it does, there will be a host of most important issues to deal with, ranging from restoring the Constitutional system of checks and balances, to re-establishing the Federal government in the role envisioned for it by the Preamble to the Constitution, to dealing with Iraq and the whole Middle East with a policy designed to achieve the best results for the people of the region, not the US oil companies. We will also need a new Federal stem cell research policy.
Utah Man Causes Controversy With Sign
by Tony Peyser
As the parent of a special needs teenage son
I find this disgusting and will say so directly
Yet I'm impressed an ignorant bigot like this
Spelled a tricky word like "caution" correctly.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
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Now that the ABA has finally acknowledged what we've all known for quite some time--Bush has broken the law and defied the Constitution--what exactly are the members of Congress going to do about it? What's the Justice Department of the United States of America going to do about it? What exactly do you think this tight ass Repuglican-appointed conservative Supreme Court will do about it? Will it just be another fiasco for Poppy to mop up and allow his moron of a son to slide out of and forget? What ever happened to that popular Repuglican phrase, "tough love"? Obviously Poppy and Bar never heard it!
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Somewhere along the line, the Democratic leadership forgot that you win by winning. For the Republicans, that is all there is to politics -- that and then permanently maintaining power.
Subject: What Bush's Middle East Plan Has Given Us
Hi BuzzFlash Readers,
How ironic that Bush is so concerned about getting Democracy to spread throughout the Middle East, while he takes away over 200 years of it from us here in the United States.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
After a struggle lasting more than a year, Democrats on the House Science Committee were successful in obtaining a study that suggests outsourcing and offshoring is hurting U.S. high-tech jobs. The Technology Administration of Bush's Department of Commerce was commissioned by Congress in 2004 to conduct the report, but the results have been twisted and covered up until today.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
If you really want to know where civil rights in America is headed have a look at what the Bush administration is doing to the civil rights division at the Justice Dept. -- "... defenders of the Bush administration say there is nothing improper about the winner of a presidential election staffing government positions with like-minded officials. ... 'The clear emphasis has been to hire individuals with conservative credentials ... If anything, a civil rights background is considered a liability.' ... 'this administration has, all too often, hired inexperienced ideologues, virtually none of which have any civil rights or voting rights experiences.'" Obviously the "like-minded officials" aren't interested in civil rights!!!
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Bill Burkett
Just last fall, we watched on national television as the levees of New Orleans first breeched and then trickled; with waters rising to engulf an entire major metropolitan area. We watched while the residents waited and well over 1000 died.