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1/28/05 5:00 PM
George Lakoff: His Seminal Book, "Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Talk," Which Was the Basis for "Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives." Buy It Now and Support BuzzFlash!
At any rate, the invasion - and the lack of planning - has created the very conditions the Bush cited as reason for going to war. 1/29
Third columnist implicated in taking White House bribes to promote a wretched policy. Michael McManus, whose column was syndicated by 50 newspapers, was bought by the Department of Health and Human Services. Control of the Press With OUR Dollars.
Ted Kennedy: Bring the Troops Home. The Speech We Have Been Waiting for: Patriotic, Honest and Blistering. Kennedy Shows Democrats Support Our Troops and Bush Uses Them as Cannon Fodder to Avoid Acknowledging a Grave Mistake Sold on Lies.
Five American Soldiers Killed in Baghdad 1/29
Health plans with high patient-paid deductibles, embraced by many Republicans as a market-based solution to quell soaring medical-care costs, lead to poorer quality care and increasing patient debt
What is Talon News, and why does it have press credentials? The same people run GOPUSA, a "conservative news, information, and design company dedicated to promoting conservative ideals." 1/29
Coalition pull-out from Iraq gathers pace 1/28
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As many as 5 US citizens are hostage in Iraq and some have been held for months 1/28
Global warming "twice as bad" as previously thought 1/28
As Texas judge, Gonzales heard donors' cases 1/28
The Iraq Election is a Sham, Period. Another Bush Propaganda Production for FOX News. 1/28
Female interrogators tried to break Muslim detainees at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay by sexual touching, wearing a miniskirt and thong underwear and in one case smearing a Saudi man's face with fake menstrual blood 1/28
Boxer's Spine Gets Her Cut Off at the Knees 1/28
Stuff We'll Hear About When Iraqis Go to the Polls -- Verse-Case Scenario by Tony Peyser
Gannongate: Talon News Reporter Jeff Gannon Lifts From GOP Documents Verbatim. Was he bribed too, or is he just another right-wing automaton? Or both? Just asking. 1/28
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Boxer's Right - BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Steve Bradenton
The Humiliation of America, By Our Own Government -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
January 28th World Media Watch by Gloria Lalumia
Krugman: Little Black Lies. Bush Plays the Race(ist) Cart to Try to Make Brokers Extra Billions Through Social Security Privatization Scam. 1/28
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CIA's 'ghost prisoners' spark rights, legal concerns 1/29
Dems gain in 'hidden election' 1/29
Media is advancing Bush administration's faulty argument on Social Security's race inequalities 1/29
Annals of National Secrecy: the Pentagon is running secret intelligence missions free from Congressional restraints on the CIA. 1/29
Only chaos is sovereign; On the streets of Iraq, nobody is really in control. 1/29
The Daily Scribble: Dubya Does Democracy Preview . . . Condi Calls for Bold 1/29
Dick Cheney, Dressing Down; Parka, Ski Cap at Odds With Solemnity of Auschwitz Ceremony 1/29
David Corn: Waxman: Democrats' Eliot Ness 1/29
Defense Contractor Titan to Pay Fine And Plead Guilty In Bribery Probe 1/29
The 2005 National Conference for Media Reform will provide a forum to discuss visionary and practical solutions to the problems of our media. 1/29
The Progress Report: Bye Bye Right Wing Base; and more 1/29
States to test ID chips on foreign visitors. 1/29
Tapestry artist reveals ancestors of US president as murderous bunch; Scion of traitors and warlords: why Bush is coy about his Irish links 1/29
E.J. Dionne, Jr.: John Edwards' wager; Beaten, 2004 veep nominee bets on passion over positioning 1/29
The Emergence of the Homeland Security State 1/29
'Blue' radio to debut in Memphis; WJCE-680AM will launch a liberal talk radio format under the name Progressive Talk 680 WWTQ-AM 1/29
No Further Comment Needed: Gonzales not right fit for GIs 1/29
Springer, others helping establish liberal talk radio alternative 1/29
Fiscal folly: "The president's focus lately has been on making the false case for a Social Security crisis..." 1/29
Molly Ivins: Flip-Flopping on Social Security Linguistics 1/29
Report: PR spending doubled under Bush 1/29
The FBI's cyber-failures 1/29
ChevronTexaco Profit Nearly Doubles, driven by record crude oil prices and soaring refining margins. 1/29
Robert Parry: Money, Media & the Mess in America 1/29
Jeb Bush urged to restore felons' rights; The Florida Legislature and influential Republicans want to restore the rights of felons 1/29
The Rude Pundit: Cheney At Auschwitz 1/29
On-campus Army recruiters off target 1/29
Geov Parrish: A bloody vote; What Sunday's election will, and won't, tell us about Iraq's future 1/29
Bush's rhetoric remains high-flown, but his arguments for war have fallen apart 1/29
Action Alert: Tell the AP and NYT to stop buckling to White House pressure and call Bush's Soc. Sec. destruction plan what it is: Privatization 1/29
Ellen Goodman: Safe, legal, and rare; On abortion, Democrats should wait for Republicans to meet them at the common-sense common ground 1/29
Iraqi Candidate Killed on Videotape; Other Attacks Leave a Marine and Several Iraqis Dead 1/29
Sylvester Brown Jr.: It's no spin: O'Reilly admits that I was right 1/29
Sen. Clinton Says Bush Plans Harm Health Care for Poor 1/29
Improvised Bombs Baffle Army 1/29
Underfunded national parks must turn away children, study says 1/29
Naomi Klein: A Fete for the End of the End of History 1/29
Repost: Tell Rahm Emanuel What You Want to See Online at the Democratic Action Center (Hey, tell him you want to see BuzzFlash headlines. :) 1/29
Israelis Halt Military Activity in Gaza 1/29
Photo: Hey, Cheney, Don't Worry About Dressing Up for the Holocaust Memorial Event. We really woudn't want you to go to any trouble. Sheesh, what a bum. 1/29
Welcome to Bushworld: Support The Troops; Ignore The Vets 1/29
‘Of course you're going to get torture' 1/29
Economy Slowed in 4th Quarter, U.S. Report Says 1/29
Conservative Journalists Tainted by White House Payola 1/289
Mass. Republican Dan Doyle absent as woes mount "as he faces a widening investigation into problems with his campaign-spending reports" 1/29
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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, it's worth remembering how Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power. 1/28
The Infamous Diebold, Headed by a Rabid Pro-Bush Guy, NOW Claims It CAN Produce a Paper Trail. Shiver Me Timbers. 1/28
There will be no new money for the Department of Homeland Security. It may be in charge of protecting America, but Bush Needs to Use OUR Taxpayer Dollars to Bribe Journalists. 1/28
Democratic Senators to Introduce "Stop Republican Government Propaganda Payola Using OUR Taxpayer Dollars'" Act
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Local historians in Ireland have discovered that George Bush is a descendant of Strongbow, the power-hungry warlord who led the Norman invasion of Ireland thus heralding 800 years of mutual misery
Gonzales: Inquisitor General -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Riverbend, girl in Baghdad: Water Anxiety 1/28
To Love the Marigold: Hope & Imagination -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution from Susan Griffin
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White House Drops Effort to Relax Media Ownership Rules. We'll Take the Short-Term Victory, But Remain Vigilant -- And Remember the Restrictions Still Need to be Tightened!
Norman Solomon: Our Soldiers Die and Bush Gives Us Pious, Unrepentant Cliches. These are Our American Soldiers. They Deserve Better than the Incompetence and Hubris in the White House. 1/28
The Wal-Martization of American Rights: When is a Corporation a Person? All the Time Now. An Interview with Thom Hartmann on "Corporate Personhood." Have Americans Become Second Class Citizens, As Corporations Seize the Bill of Rights?
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A conservative talk-show host is for sale. Place your bid now! 1/28
The Republicans Squelch Oversight of the Business of the People of America 1/28
Bush promotes switching to electronic medical records. That way, even the doctor/patient privilege is no longer private. 1/28
California Theater Marquee that's Become a Pro-Democracy Message Board 1/28
Bush faces new skepticism from Republicans on Hill 1/28
Kennedy Calls for U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq, UN Role 1/28
US Air Force playing dangerous cat and mouse game in Iranian airspace 1/28
Australian Gitmo detainee returns home 1/28
Bush seeks higher airline security fees, which is basically a back-door tax for Homeland Security that will raise the cost of YOUR ticket and wreck the airline industry. 1/28
Iraqi soldiers are wearing black ski masks to hide their faces from the insurgents 1/28
(DVD) Bushisms: The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President
Scott Ritter: Criminals the lot of us 1/28
Global heat on Bush to sign accord on climate change increases 1/28
White House stenographer Jeff Gannon paid $50 for his journalism degree 1/28
Researchers Who Rushed Into Print a Study of Iraqi Civilian Deaths Now Wonder Why It Was Ignored 1/28
The 50 Most Loathsome People of 2004 (#43: Moonie neaderthal Tony Blankley) 1/28
Baseball star Carlos Delgado tells reporters he still won't stand for "God Bless America," a quiet protest against the war in Iraq 1/28
Soon the Bush Cartel Will Replace the Statue of Liberty with an Attorney General Who Says, "Freedom is Just Another Word for Torture."
CNN headline: "Experts Agree: Osama bin Laden Either Dead or Alive." It's hard to argue that one. 1/28
Revealed: Sex and torture inside the wire. The Busheviks are exporting perversion while they try to promote chastity at home. 1/28
Questioning Gonzales, The Man Who Gave Bush the Green Light to Authorize Widespread Torture. America is a Nation of People to Whom the Executive Branch is Responsible, Not the Other Way Around. 1/28
Black evangelicals: Bush's new trump card 1/28
Democratic Governor of New Jersey Tells Shock Jock to Put Up His Dukes for Insulting the Gov's Wife. We Need More Dems Ready for a Brawl Over Honor and Dignity. 1/28
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A mountain of cow manure in Nebraska has been smoldering for two months, despite several efforts to douse it. So that's where the Busheviks get their policy ideas from. 1/28
Seymour Hersh: "We've Been Taken Over by A Cult" 1/27
US military personnel growing critical of war in Iraq 1/28
Iraqi Free Press -- BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Kirk Anderson
British soldier in abuse trial boasted of giving electric shocks to Iraqis 1/28
If the Bush administration and its allies had their way, birth control would be unattainable 1/28
Media is advancing Bush adminstration's faulty argument on Social Security's race inequalities. Shouldn't reporters wait for those infamous Karl Rove-signed checks to arrive before they parrot the White House? 1/28
Ayatollah Sistani may call the tune, but the US will still have the power 1/28
Global warming is 'twice as bad as previously thought' 1/28
Maine Gov. John Baldacci: Gay rights bill is a legislator's job 1/28
Democratic senators plan aggressive policy investigations 1/28
A deficit you can't refuse 1/28
Isolation, breakdowns and mysterious injections: A first-hand account of life inside Guantanamo 1/28
The White House is pushing reporters and lawmakers to use the expression "personal accounts," since polling data seems to indicate that "privatization" is an unpopular term with voters 1/28
The return of Bernard Getz: Houston metro to allow concealed weapons. 1/28
Contentious Defense Official to Depart. Douglas J. Feith, his job done helping lie the country to war, leaves government "service" for the private sector. We're going to take a wild guess that he'll get a high-paying job in the defense industry. 1/28
E.J. Dionne: John Edwards' Gamble 1/28
Talk simmers in congress of withdrawing troops 1/28
Returning veterans paint grim picture of war's toll
The Government Of The People, By The People, For The People! -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution from Sibel Edmonds
Rice begins stint at State promising "bold agenda." Bombing the crap out of tin-pot dictators with basket-case armies: that's what passes for "bold" in Bushworld. 1/28
Ted Turner calls FOX a "propaganda voice for the government." 1/28
At Davos, Bush's US is seen as aloof. Davos, welcome to the whole world. 1/28
Fresh violence mars election campaign 1/27
White House Wants to Gut All Civil Service Rules; A Direct attack on Unions and Organizing. 1/28
Kerry Battling Bush on Health Care Plan 1/28
Iraq: This Election is a Sham 1/28
High school editor in hot water for writing profile on gay students. Remember, in Bushworld, gay people are invisible. 1/28
Feingold's key vote; "...an indication that Gonzales cannot be allowed to take charge of the Department of Justice." 1/28
John Lee Anderson on Iyad Allawi's privileged youth and shadowy past 1/28
The Personal Loss of Life to Hawaii Families Runs High 1/28
Afraid to tax the rich, Wisconsin Republicans propose tax increase on smokers 1/28
Much Bigger Military Is Called For. Anyone Feel a Draft? 1/28
A bedtime story for Margaret Spellings 1/28
AARP Poll On Privatizing SS: NO! "...a strong majority of Americans are opposed to President Bush's proposal to privatize Social Security." 1/28
Maureen Dowd: Journalist for Sale, I'm Available!
Returning veterans paint grim picture of war's toll
Strom Thurmond's biracial daughter sheds life of secrecy 1/28
Erect frog on Dr. James Dobson's Kiddie Fun Site 1/28
Ornery congressman James Sensenbrenner to push for curbs on immigration. including clamping down on political refugees. 1/28
Molly Ivins: Team Bush flip-flops on Social Security linguistics 1/28
Cut in U.S. Housing Aid Raises Concerns for Poor 1/28
Insult to injury: Some wounded soldiers back from Iraq are having to pay for meals at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Veterans' groups say it's another symptom of fighting a costly war on the cheap. 1/28
Crafty attacks on evolution, but "school boards need to recognize that neither creationism nor intelligent design is an alternative to Darwinism as a scientific explanation of the evolution of life." 1/28
A DEVOUT Baptist couple spoke today of their disgust after they claimed they bought a classic musical DVD featuring Doris Day from their local supermarket, only to discover it was an Italian porn film, "Breasts of Passion." 1/28
As Bush part deux begins, the press might need to practice civil disobedience 1/28
Letters (third): "Those responsible at the highest levels must be punished [for Abu Ghraib abuses], also." 1/28
ACLU supports Sibel Edmonds in FBI case 1/28
Swift Report: Pressure Mounts to Remove Gay President from Rushmore 1/28
11 peace activists sentenced to federal prison 1/28
Study finds Earth temperature 'skyrocketing' 1/28
Blair's Challenge to America: "if America wants the rest of the world to be part of the agenda it has set, it must be part of their agenda too." 1/28
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When the Senate Confirms Gonzales as Attorney General, It Will be Endorsing Torture, Whatever Disclaimers They Make -- And Every Senator Will Know It! So Will the World!
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The Banality of Evil: We are All Torturers Now. This is the 17th of 20 Editorials Running up to the Coronation.
Selling Liberty Like a Cure for Cancer -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Secret Military -- BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Tony Peyser
Gonzales Won't Answer Vital Questions. Bush Cartel is Confident Senate Will Confirm Torture Architect, Bush's Personal Lawyer Who Helped Hide Drunk Driving Charge, and a Perjurer as Our Chief Law Enforcement Officer. In Torture and Perjury We Trust!
Iraqis To Bush - What Have We Done To Deserve This? -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
This Week's BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite: Condoleezza Rice.
Progressive Issue Ad Update -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution from Robert Millman
Mr. Bush, To "End Tyranny," You Must First Look in the Mirror. -- Letters from Ethan
The Dangerous Gold Star Families -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution from Cindy Sheehan
Action Alert: Call Today To Stop Gonzales For Attorney General!
A Superpower's Ethical Dilemmas -- BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Kirk Anderson
Advice from a Dead Guy -- Episode 28 of Steven C. Day's The Last Chance Democracy Café
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The Swift Report: Revised US Food Pyramid Sports Some Familiar Logos 1/29
Rice Reenacts Swearing-In At State Department After Bush Ignored Memo On It 1/29
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