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White House Won't Release Gonzales Papers. Then Filibuster the Torturer's Apprentice and Executioner's Enabler in Texas. To Every Senator: Do You Condone Torture or Not? It's Quite Simple. There are No Second Chances for War Crimes. 1/6
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Five Senators and Eight House Members to Challenge Election 1/7
White House E-mail says Social Security strategy is to scare the hell out of the public. Trust me, with Bush in charge, we're already scared to hell. 1/6
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Don't Just "Grill" Gonzales, Send Him Packing. 1/7
Cashing In For Profit? In the biggest Pentagon scandal in 20 years, it appears that billions of dollars were doled out to the Boeing Company, as Darleen Druyun was accepting personal favors for her family. 1/7
A Tale of Two Continents -- Verse-Case Scenario by Tony Peyser
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We Are All Torturers Now. Confirm Gonzales, Bin Laden Wins. " By using torture, we Americans transform ourselves into the very caricature our enemies have sought to make of us." 1/7
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Sidney Blumenthal: Indonesia Says, "The US government does not have the moral authority to assess or act as a judge of other countries, including Indonesia, on human rights, especially after the abuse scandal at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison." 1/6
Letter to Senate and House Leaders from Rep. Conyers and 23 Other Members Addressing Voting Irregularities in the 2004 Pres. Election
Clear Channel's Disingenuous Assertion that it Operates Without a Political Agenda. Local Citizen Robert Millman Still Trying to Pay for Ad Time, Rejected for Dubious Reasons by WGY Station Manager Greg Foster
The torturer general: Alberto Gonzales' arguments in defense of humanity's vilest practice are identical to those used by the generals who fought Argentina's dirty war. It staggers belief that this man is to hold our highest legal post. 1/7
Maureen Dowd: Don't Torture Yourself (That's His Job). Remember When Feingold Voted to Confirm Ashcroft and Said That He Believed in His Phony "Promises" When He Testified. Will Feingold Vote for Gonzales. Will the Dems Enable Torture? 1/6
Ex-FBI agent accuses feds of Rocky Flats coverup; Jon Lipsky said he took early retirement so he could "tell the truth." 1/7
Kerry's Last Flip-Flop: " John Kerry may have written his own political obituary" 1/7
GOP deserves no praise for retreat on ethics rule 1/7
Bottom line? Worries over malpractice don't add up 1/7
Man Charged Under Patriot Act for Laser. Meanwhile, Osama Bin Laden and the Anthrax Terrorist are Still on the Loose. 1/7
US troops 'laughed as Iraqi died'; An Iraqi civilian has testified that US soldiers forced him and his cousin to jump into the River Tigris and laughed as his relative was swept to his death. 1/7
Tomgram: Self-Portrait in a Tortured World 1/7
A Window on a Man's Morality: Alberto R. Gonzales' record raises questions about his fitness to serve as attorney general. 1/7
Editorial: Alberto Gonzales has blood on his hands 1/7
Josh Marshall: An Easy Mark; " to the extent that we have a problem, it is not a Social Security problem, but an accumulated national debt problem." 1/7
A narrow plea for sacrifices; Bush "has called for 'sacrifices' regarding retirees counting" 1/7
Schwarzenegger Plans Shake-Up of Calif. Pensions 1/7
Robert Kuttner: 'The good heart of the American people' 1/7
Who else had your bank account number? Financial firms often recycle them, Bay Area man finds 1/7
What More Proof Do We Need of a Right-Wing Media? William McGurn, longtime chief editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, will replace Michael Gerson as President George W. Bush's chief speech writer 1/7
Undocumented Workers Approved to Collectively Sue Wal-Mart 1/7
Cruel treatment of detainees; "Where are those people who claimed at the exit polls that "morality" was their primary concern?" 1/7
What about the Children of Iraq? 1/7
Korean Shipbuilders See China's Shadow 1/7
Newly Released Reports Show Early Concern on Prison Abuse 1/7
US to probe treatment of detainees; Military acts after release of FBI files on Guantanamo 1/7
Mark Fiore: Rummy's Greatest Hits 1/7
10 Ex-Directors From WorldCom to Pay Millions 1/7
Bush is President "No, It's Not," Refuses to Hear "Bad News." Word Is He'll be Potty-Trained Sometime Next Year. 1/7
The 'Other America' May Be Coming Back 1/7
Detainee Seeking to Bar His Transfer 1/7
Terror Suspect Alleges Torture; Detainee Says U.S. Sent Him to Egypt Before Guantanamo 1/7
Don't Forget to Turn Your Back on Bush 1/7
William Rivers Pitt: The Boxer Rebellion (scroll down) 1/7
Homeland Security Goes Begging 1/7
Military Doctor Closes Online War Diary "after being told his postings violated Army regulations." Can't Let the Public Know Americans Are Dying in Large Numbers Because of Bush's Lies. Nope, Can't Have That. 1/7
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US seeks to buy ammunition from Taiwan as stocks run low after Iraq: report 1/7
18 Iraqis Found Dead in Field Near Mosul 1/7
Doubts about Gonzales: "the Senate should reject his nomination." 1/7
The BuzzFlash Tote Bag
Nelson Mandela's Son Dies of AIDS 1/7
PFAW Action Alert: Tell Democratic Senators: Don't Give Up the Filibuster! 1/7
Rethinking Iraq: To be both responsible and effective, the anti-war movement has to mature into a tightly organized, disciplined political campaign with a well-honed agenda and plan of action. 1/7
Does the Right Remember Abu Ghraib? 1/7
Mining Town Rises in Anger; After Boy Is Killed by Boulder, Va. Residents Cite Disregard for Safety 1/7
The Progress Report: President Shills For Insurance Industry; The War Against Reform; and more 1/7
Talking Points: Gonzales Sought Justification for Torture 1/7
Justice Department redefines torture policy; "like putting a bandage on a wound after an infection has ravaged the patient." 1/7
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Bush appoints anti-gay Jesse Helms protege as chief domestic policy adviser. Get ready for the real fun to begin. 1/6
US Jobless Claims Surge; Highest Since September 1/6
L.A. Times: No to Gonzalez 1/6
The Gonzales Legacy: Army Doctors Implicated in Abuse 1/6
Jesse Jackson Says Minority Leader Harry Reid Indicated At Least One Senator Will Call for Discussion of Election "Irregularities," Holding Up Electoral Vote Ratification 1/6
Tom DeLay seems to think Tsunami victims died because they weren't good Christians 1/6
Madison, Wisconsin, Editorial: Don't Certify Electoral Results on Thursday 1/6
"The far more immediate danger is the record he will make as Attorney General, and the record of defeatism Democrats will establish if they offer anything less than principled opposition." 1/6
Retired US General on Alberto Gonzales: "He Has Endangered Our Soldiers" 1/6
New 6.2 quake hits Sumatra, 7:56pm EST Wednesday 1/6
Rehnquist back at Supreme Court part-time. Won't release details about his health. What is this, the Soviet Union? 1/6
Conyers Report on Ohio Kicks Up Some Dust. John Conyers, a Hero for Our Time. 1/6
New Bush CIA chief cancels critical daily counterterrorism meeting, thinks CIA spends TOO MUCH TIME on terrorism! Where was he on Sept 11, baking cookies?
Top General Says Army Reserve May Be Unable to Deal With Emergency in US Due to Bush Policies. Hope Osama Isn't Listening. Hope George Is. (Anyone Else Feel A Draft?) 1/6
Lots of Goodies on C-Span Today. Will the Torturer's Apprentice be Confirmed as America's AG After He Makes Some Phony Comment About How He Won't Condone Torture Anymore? Yeah, Right. Any Dem Who Believes That Isn't Worthy of Cleaning Latrines. 1/6
Don't Blame BuzzFlash. We're Located in Illinois. "While Obama basks, Durbin rises." 1/6
House GOP ousts Chris Smith as VA Committee chair because Smith wouldn't drink the Kool-Aid. No room in the GOP for independent thinkers.
Bush's Legacy of Incompetent Leadership: The commander of the US army reserve says it is rapidly degenerating into a "broken" force. 1/6
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Arnebeck letter to Congress re Presidential Electoral Challenge 1/6
How can it be controversial to remind people that voting is a civil right? -- A Letter to Clear Channel CEO John Hogan
The Gonzales-Enron-Cheney Texas Connection. It Runs Deep. 1/2
Will Someone Please Find John Kerry and Tell Him There are Valiant Members of the Black Caucus Trying to Restore Democracy and One-Person, One-Vote, and His Help His Needed. Oh, Forget About It. He Has More Important Things to Do. Like Save Face. 1/6
Conservative House Republicans want to roll back some of Bush's "accomplishments." Uh oh. 1/6
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Michael Savage says Tsunami deaths "not a tragedy," US shouldn't be sending any aid. Ah, those GOP family values keep giving and giving. 1/6
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House GOP changes rules so now they can criticize Senators on House floor. But why? Not enough nastiness on the Hill yet? 1/6
The "Coarsening of American Culture" by the Republican Party. This is the Fifth in a Series of 20 Consecutive BuzzFlash Editorials Through the Coronation.
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Maybe We Have a Hangover and Aren't Reading This Correctly: Senior Democrats are trying to persuade national Chairman Terry McAuliffe to continue his service as party chairman. Are they nuts or just electorally impaired? 1/6
Indonesian woman plucked from sea after clinging to palm tree for 5 days finds out she's 18 weeks pregnant with first child. 1/6
Religious right sees tsunami as opportunity to evangelize. Also, they sound like they agree with Delay about "why" the tsunami happened to non-Christians, if you get my drift. 1/6
Mark Morford: Resolutions For The Damned; A new year, a Bush-gutted, storm-ravaged world and you in need of some juicy, heartfelt pledges 1/6
Carlson is All Tucked Out on "Crossfire" 1/6
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Liberal voices disappearing from mainstream media 1/6
There he goes again: O'Reilly falsely claims that Geneva Conventions only apply to soldiers (what's a little torture between friends?) 1/6
Gonzales Promises Senate He Won't Support Torture as AG. Isn't It Nice That This Is What It's Come To? Tell It To the War Crimes Tribunal, Not the US Senate 1/6
Colin Powell is a big fat liar. How low can this guy sink for Bush? 1/6
King Tut gets a CAT scan (it's not politics, but it's cool) 1/6
Michael Scheuer, ex-CIA bin Laden Unit Chief, Explains Why Insurgents Are Willing To Die Fighting Us...Maybe It's Not Our Freedom They Hate. A BuzzFlash Interview.
House Rules committee to be headed by 'outed' Rep. David Dreier. What must the fundies think?! 1/6
Wacko religious right bigot forces vote to rescind gay rights law in Kansas. 1/6
Bush pushing to limit medical malpractice awards (that means we can't sue the doctor who delivered him) 1/6
Dems retake control of Vermont House. Funny, I thought gay civil unions were supposed to be their deathknell. Now the party will have to find someone else to blame for its losses. 1/6
CNN gets rid of Tucker Carlson, may cancel Crossfire 1/6
Anti-Ahnuld campaign launches in California. What's a dumb jock to do? 1/6
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Bush award winner calls homosexuality a "deathstyle." Funny, I thought Bush only gave awards to people who lie to get us into a war 1/6
The victims of the tsunami pay the price of war on Iraq 1/6
Sheriff posts snipers after illegal firings; Georgia judge orders workers reinstated 1/6
Social Security - BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Kirk Anderson
Indonesia Starts Building Refugee Camps 1/6
Ted Rall: What's the Matter with Manhattan? Why do the poor and middle class, who get screwed by Republican policies, vote for them anyway? 1/6
Torture by Ethiopians, BAD, Torture by Americans, okay by George Bush.. 1/6
The Neverending Story: Imagine if every day there were headlines saying: "29,000 children died yesterday from preventable diseases and malnutrition." Would the aid money rush in? Does it? 1/6
Celebrities Pitch In For Tsunami Victims 1/6
No Stolen Elections! Delivers Petitions To Feingold; Activists Want Feingold To Challenge Election College Certification 1/6
Local Michigan Dems ask for more recounts; pressing Michigan's two U.S. senators not to certify election results on Thursday 1/6
Choose and Lose: The arguments for privatizing Social Security are "dubious, or disingenuous, or both." 1/6
You should be so "disadvantaged"; Bush fancies himself a man who overcome potential disadvantages. Like what? Wiping the puke from his shoes or the coke from his nose? Gimme a break. Bush was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple. 1/6
Changing of the guard at Justice Department; Don't Rubber-stamp the Gonzales Confirmation 1/6
Sen. Is Asked To Object to Ohio Vote by Santa Fe Resident 1/6
Journalists challenge Fox, threatened with $1 million legal bill 1/6
IAEA Finds Egypt Secret Nuclear Program. Meanwhile, Iraq still has no WMDs and Bush still isn't in jail for lying to us. 1/6
The "Crime of November 2": The human side of how Bush stole Ohio, and why Congress must investigate rather than ratify the Electoral College (Part Two of Two) 1/6
Why does the NYT find gay relationships embarrassing? 1/6
Some House conservatives want to roll back Bush initiatives 1/6
Bush Pledges $10K to Tsunami Aid. Sandra Bullock Gave ONE MILLION. She also gave $1 million to the Red Cross following the 9/11 terrorist strikes. 1/6
What you won't learn from Wash. Post about Bush's Social Security plan 1/6
GOP Radio Campaign Pushes for Wash. Revote. We Thought Republicans Didn't Like Recounts? Hmm. 1/6
Fallujah horror stories retold; "more than 700 bodies have been recovered from the debris and rubble of what used to be people’s homes and businesses." 1/6
US plays down Afghan-Pakistani border clash as "misunderstanding". The misunderstanding killed one Pakistani soldier. 1/6
Oppose the draft? It's already here 1/6
Ellen Goodman: Is Rehnquist fit? Chief Justice's health issues shrouded in secrecy 1/6
05’s Brave New World 1/6
Bush Eyes Plan Using Bulk of Payroll Taxes. Bush Will Bankrupt Social Security. 1/6
Two US soldiers killed in as many days in violent Afghan New Year 1/6
AT&T deal makes it harder for troops to reach out and touch someone 1/6
Elvis Calls Bush Collect 1/6
Army Reserve fast becoming 'broken' force 1/6
Down and Out in Discount America: "American citizens will have to ask themselves what kind of world they want to live in." 1/6
Beyond Any Reasonable Doubt, Bush Did Not Win The Ohio or National Vote; Historic Presdiential Challenge, Press Conference 1/6
Gene Lyons: Madness in Iraq continues unabated 1/6
Fax or Call Your Senator about Holding Up Ratification of the Electoral Vote. It's Not Too Late. 1/6
Tollin Group admits providing illegal workers; company is nation's top producer of U.S. military battlefield rations. 1/6
Preserving Democracy: What Went Wrong in Ohio. A report from Rep. Conyers and the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff 1/6
Favors can compromise integrity of the court; Supreme Court Justices should Just Say No to Gifts. 1/6
Just One Senator... An Open Letter to the U.S. Senate from Michael Moore 1/6
Rush Scumbaugh: Most of Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse was “not torture”. Perhaps Someone Should "not torture" Limbaugh Like they Did at Abu Ghraib and Ask Him what He Thinks of it Then. What a Jerk! Is Limbaugh Using Drugs Again? Just Asking. 1/6
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January 5th World Media Watch by Gloria Lalumia
Things to Look Forward to on Election Day in Iraq - BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Tony Peyser
American Generosity - BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Steve Bradenton
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White House Hiding Gonzales Terror Memos from Senate. Another Reason Not to Confirm Him, But Will Senate Dems Grow a Backbone in 2 Days?
The Fallacious Notion that News Coverage is Objective. This is the Fourth in a Series of 20 Consecutive BuzzFlash Editorials Through the Coronation
Republican-controlled Clear Channel stations host breast enlargement contest called, "Breast Christmas Ever." Talk About the "Coarsening" of American Culture.
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Help Save an Inaugural. Bush Needs Your Help! Click Here. -- Satire from Tony Peyser
"Do Ka-Ka!": What the Democrats Have Never Learned from the Infamous Willie Horton Ad. This is the Third in a Series of 20 Consecutive BuzzFlash Editorials Through the Coronation.
Will the United States Senate Betray Voting Rights Once Again, As They Did in 2004 and Leave the Courageous Members of the Congressional Black Caucus Hanging in the Wind?
This January 2, 2005 BuzzFlash Editorial marks the second in 20 consecutive editorials BuzzFlash will be publishing through January 20th
Ring in the New Year With the BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of 2004: George W. Bush
"He Died For Nothing" -- Episode 27 of Steven C. Day's The Last Chance Democracy Café
My Fight With Clear Channel -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution (Updated with contact info for WGY, the Clear Channel station that refused the ads)
Dear Clear Channel, What's Your Position on Free Speech? -- A Letter from Robert Millman to WGY's Station Manager
The BuzzFlash "Failure of the Year." He's So Successful at Failing, He's Considered a Success! So Many Failures, So Few Pages!
Clear Channel Tramples on First Amendment Rights. It Won't Allow a Modern Day Paul Revere on the Public Airwaves, Even if He Pays. Hear All Seven Ads on BuzzFlash.
THE LIGHTER SIDE:
Paul Krassner: THE 2004 RUMPLEFORESKIN AWARDS 1/5
Right Wing Eye for the Progressive Guy (and Gal) 1/6
Conservatives Push for Psychiatric Diagnosis of 'Loony Leftists' 1/6
The Daily Scribble: Alberto Gonzales Self-Waterboards 1/6
Promised cash may never arrive: UN. "The rich world should be able to foot the bill for feeding all the children in the world," he said. "It's one day's worth of military spending." 1/6
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