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Talking Points: Gonzales Fails on Torture Questions 1/8
NRA Runs the Oval Office: Bush Lawyers Target Gun Control's Legal Rationale. "This is a Justice Department with a blatantly political agenda which sees its task as translating right-wing ideology into proposed constitutional law" 1/8
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State Department's top security official, John Bolton, to be replaced. Good riddance. 1/8
Ken Blackwell Up to More Tricks, says voting fraud did not give Householder election 1/8
AP poll: Americans ambivalent about Bush. Ambivalent? Don't Think So. More like Disgusted, Disgruntled, and Disatisfied. 1/8
.50-caliber Heavy Machine Guns Found Near Kansas Creek. And They Weren't on a Picnic. 1/8 1/8
GOP Is Divided on Social Security Push: Some Want to Privatize it, Some Want to Destroy Just Part of It. 1/
Sinclair threatens to sue Media Matter and all of us too 1/8
First Murder Charge in '64 Civil Rights Killings of 3 1/8
U.S. Officer Tells of Order to Lie in Abuse Probe 1/8
Dick Meyer: Advise And Rubber Stamp; "If the Democrats have the gumption to fight about anything, it ought to be about this nomination. But it appears they don't" 1/8
The Grand Lake Theatre Marquee Honors Barbara Boxer 1/8
Scowcroft Skeptical Vote Will Stabilize Iraq; Friend of Bush Family Joins Pessimists (We think they mean "People Who See the Truth of Bush's Quagmire) 1/8
Rehnquist not expected back on the bench when court reconvenes Monday 1/8
Bush team scolded for disguised TV report. Has ever an ounce of truth come from the Bush administration? Just asking. 1/8
The Progress Report: The Staples Stunner; Gonzales is Unfit to Serve; and more 1/8
Mark Morford: Do SUVs Make You Stupid? Pointless, dangerous and vain as ever, land tanks still sell millions. Only one explanation possible 1/8
Enter Bushworld: White House proposes cuts in nuclear dismantling program 1/8
Ex-EPA Head Whitman Recounts Frustrations with Right Wing Ideologues 1/8
Quote of the Day: "Get some devastation in the back." -- Bill Frist, making sure he got the right photo op of his trip to tsunami-ravaged southern Sri Lanka. What a jerk. 1/8
Battle Looms Again Over Drilling Alaska Wildlife Refuge 1/8
What the Shiite Hits the Fan: So after the election the lines will be drawn and a good old fashioned civil war will rage 1/8
Veterans' groups speak out against Gonzales' nomination 1/8
Official: Iraq War a PR Problem in Japan 1/8
Molly Ivins: Lynching Social Security 1/8
Senators Quiz Gonzales on Torture Policy. Quiz? They Should Chain Him to the Wall, Put a Hood on His Head and Clip Wires to his Genitals. Metaphorically Speaking, That is, because BuzzFlash, unlike Gonzales, doesn't promote torture. 1/8
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A Gathering Swarm: The mobilization to defeat George W. Bush was innovative, passionate ... and ultimately insufficient. But its fusion of movement and machine could yet transform the political landscape. 1/15
Iraq: The Devastation 1/8
Why Our Embeds Don't Tell All 1/8
Jeb Bush hires writer accused of plagiarism and sexual harassment, a "day after Bush fired a top official over sexual harassment allegations" 1/8
Bush Breaks the Law - La De Da 1/8
Forgers 'tried to rewrite biblical history'; Four men have been charged with the faking of some of the most important biblical discoveries in recent years. 1/8
A Contempt for Civil Rights: Supporting Torture is not Gonzales' Greatest Sin 1/8
GOP-Led Kentucky Senate Seats Disputed GOP Candidate, "even though a judge ruled she did not meet the state's residency requirements." Who Needs Laws? Not the Republicans. 1/8
Power Play: The battle for the “soul of the Democratic Party” has begun, with the opening skirmishes over Howard Dean and reproductive rights. 1/8
Tsunami deaths top 147,000 1/8
Warning From a Student of Democracy's Collapse 1/8
This is Bushworld: Reservists May Face Longer Tours of Duty. Did someone feel a draft? 1/8
Reporter in Rumsfeld 'Armor' Flap Still on the Job in Iraq 1/8
Tomgram: Dahr Jamail on Devastated Iraq 1/8
Why Do We Use Explosive Fertilizer? Isn't there an alternative? 1/8
Fox News gets blown away: Fox's weak coverage of the tsunami in South Asia proves that when it comes to stories with global significance, the nasty, partisan network isn't ready for prime time. 1/8
News Dissector: At Least Voting Issues Were Raised 1/8
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In Baghdad, John Kerry is greeted by cheering US soldiers, attacks Bush's "unbelievable blunders." Maybe he should have gone during the campaign. 1/7
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9 Americans soldiers were killed in Iraq 1/7
Several veterans groups protest Gonzales nomination 1/7
Bob Herbert: Promoting Torture's Promoter 1/7
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Applauds Formal Objection of Ohio's Electoral Votes 1/7
NYT Editorial: "The nation deserves an attorney general who is not the public face for inhumane, illegal and clearly un-American policies." 1/7
Bush's Drug Videos Broke Law, Accountability Office Decides 1/7
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. 1/7
Unbelievable Column by Don Wycliff, Ombudsman for the Chicago Tribune, Who is Usually a Mainstream Media Apologist. Not This Time. He Eloquently Comes to the Defense of Gary Webb, a Journalist Who Challenged the Status Quo and Went Into the Buzzsaw. 1/7
Are Jeb's photo-ops calculated to raise his profile in advance of a run for president? 1/7
Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who aligned himself with Bush on tax-cuts and Medicare, will oppose Social Security piratization 1/7
Gonzales, Under Oath, Officially Joins the Bush Cast of Perjurers in Claiming the U.S. Doesn't Torture. Of Course, the Documented Photographs of Dead Detainees Who Have Been Tortured and Ongoing Revelations Passed by the Man Who Legally Condoned It.
Jim Lobe: Gonzales nomination opposed by 50 civil rights groups 1/7
The United States Senate is on the Verge of Officially Sanctioning Torture, Lying and the Enabler of the Largest Number of Executions in Recent United States History. They Will Give Gonzales the Nod and Shame America as a Nation that Endorses Torture.1/7
The LA Times endorses resistance to Gonzales's confirmation 1/7
Paul Krugman: Worse than fiction 1/7
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Forget Iraq and South Asia. It's Party Time. 1/7
Tom DeLay: Unworthy, Undecent and Corrupt 1/7
Big business links up with Christian right to push Bush's judicial nominees 1/7
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DNC candidate Tim Roemer, please explain your links to the conservative movement 1/7
Ken Salazar formally introduces Al Gonzales, backs him in hearings. He's one sell-out helping another. 1/7
Senator Barbara Boxer's Statement On Her Objection To The Certification Of Ohio’s Electoral Votes
Remember Harry Truman in this 6th Consecutive BF Editorial: "I Just Told the Truth and They Thought it Was Hell." Will Dems Vote for Gonzales Merely Because He Pulled an Ashcroft and Lied to Congress? Will Dems Let Another Corrupt Election Just Pass By?
Roadside Bomb Kills 7 Soldiers in Iraq 1/7
Reservists may face longer tours of duty. And we don't have a draft? 1/7
Boxer said she had refrained from objecting in 2000 at Gore's request, but had since come to regret her silence.
Ray McGovern: It's not only illegal, it's wrong 1/7
New York mayoral hopeful Rep. Anthony Weiner is among Dems formally protesting Bush's election (warning: this is a typically yellow NY Post piece) 1/7
The Bush administration's plan to lock up suspected terrorists for life in secret locations without evidence would put America on par with rogue nations 1/7
Bob Herbert: Promoting Torture's Promoter 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
EnerSys is suing its own union-busting attorneys 1/7
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Nelson Mandela broke one of South Africa's great taboos yesterday by admitting his oldest and only surviving son had died of AIDS 1/7
Freedom of Speech Threatened in Academia by Pea-Brained Bush Students Who Support the Iraq War But Don't Volunteer to Fight There. They Prefer Writing Venomous, Hateful Letters to Professors.
After Gonzales is confirmed, the road back - to justice, order and propriety - will be very long. Torture will belong to us all. 1/7
China to make sex-selective abortions a crime 1/7
President Bush is bringing into the top ranks of his White House staff another official he has been unsuccessful in appointing to a federal appeals court. 1/7
Don't Just "Grill" Gonzales, Send Him Packing. 1/7
Savaging Social Security 1/7
Get Rid of the DLC 1/7
If Gonzales Put Captured American Soldiers at Risk by Condoning Torture, What Elected Capitol Hill Poobah Could Vote for Him and Still Claim to Support Our Troops? 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
From Alberto G. to the Insurgency 1/7
The Bush Administration is twisting numbers and misstating history to sell Social Security privatization 1/7
Conservatives ignored facts to defend Gonzales against allegations that memos authorized torture 1/7
Gun Violence Prevention Activists Praise City Council for Passing the Gun Industry Responsibility Act and Other Bills Crafted to Reduce the Flood of Illegal Guns in NYC 1/7
Gonzales "Disavows Torture Tactics":Tell It to the Dead and Maimed from Your Condoning of Torture. Stand Trial as a War Criminal and if Absolved, Then be Renominated. Tell the Executed in Texas, Even the Innocent, That You Will Bring Them Back to Life
Chuck Schumer: You Use to be a Guy Wearing a White Hat. Now You're Just a Hack. 1/7
Military Fatalities in Iraq 1/7
Ray McGovern: It's Not Only Illegal, It's Wrong 1/7
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
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
Molly Ivins: Lynching Social Security 1/7
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
Text of the Conyers report on voting irregularity 1/7
Kerry's Last Flip-Flop: " John Kerry may have written his own political obituary" 1/7
The Nelson Report: "There is rising concern amongst senior officials that President Bush does not grasp the increasingly grim reality of the security situation in Iraq because he refuses to listen to that type of information" 1/7
GOP deserves no praise for retreat on ethics rule 1/7
The Big Apple passed legislation that would allow crime victims to sue gun manufacturers and dealers who do not follow a set of selling and distribution guidelines. 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
How many more corners can we stand to turn in Iraq? 1/7
What was Rummy's role in the institutionalization of torture 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
The Gonzales-Enron-Cheney Texas Connection. It Runs Deep. 1/7
Black Commentator: Harold Ford Jr. is the black point-man for the right 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
Robert Mugabe's party is on the brink of disintegration 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
Health officials warn of jump in tsunami deaths 1/7
Robert Kuttner: 'The good heart of the American people' 1/7
Interesting interview with journalist Allen Nairn on situation in Aceh, Bush's aid to Indonesia's brutal military 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
Climate change could force entire forests, wildlife north 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
Yesterday was a dark day for the Democrats 1/7
A Dutch revolt in Iraq? 1/7
What about the Children of Iraq? 1/7
Korean Shipbuilders See China's Shadow 1/7
How can it be controversial to remind people that voting is a civil right? -- A Letter to Clear Channel CEO John Hogan
The "Coarsening of American Culture" by the Republican Party. This is the Fifth in a Series of 20 Consecutive BuzzFlash Editorials Through the Coronation.
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.
Social Security - BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Kirk Anderson
Things to Look Forward to on Election Day in Iraq - BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Tony Peyser
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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.
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
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:
The New and Improved Gonzales 1/7
Gonzales Pledges To Prosecute Those He Gave Permission To Torture 1/7
In Selfless Paroxysm of Philanthropy, President Bush Donates $10,000 Of His Personal $26 Million Fortune To Tsunami Relief-Related Program Activities 1/8
The Daily Scribble: Alberto Gonzales is Smiley. You Can't Tell a Book by Its Cover 1/8
Aircraft Laser Incidents Pinned on Gay Club-Goers 1/8
Don Knotts is Dubya
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