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The War On Iraq: Two Years Later. 1500 American GIs Dead, More Than 100,000 Iraqis Dead, Tens of Thousands Wounded. Hundreds of Billion Dollars of OUR Money Diverted to a Ruinous Folly.
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The Senate delivered a slap at President Bush and its own Republican leaders Thursday by voting to erase his plans for cutting Medicaid, community development, school aid and other parts of next year's $2.6 trillion budget. 3/18
Schiavo's Feeding Tube Is Removed After Judge Rebuffs Frist and Republicans. "Congress is turning the Schiavo family's personal tragedy into a national political farce," Rep. Henry Waxman said. 3/19
Greg Palast: Secret US plans for Iraq's oil before the 9/11 attacks 3/18
Frank Rich. Enron: Patron Saint of Bush's Fake News. 3/18
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DVD, "Wellstone": Sometimes You've Got To Start a Fight to Win One.
Bush's "Shocking" Choice of Wolfowitz for World Bank Provokes Outrage; and more in the March 18th World Media Watch by Gloria Lalumia
Simply Outrageous. Senate Republicans demand severely brain-damaged Terri Schiavo to appear before Congress with her husband. Threaten "contempt of Congress" if husband allows her to die today. Bill Frist went from torturing cats to torturing people. 3/18
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Mike Magnum's Monthly Column is Back. We Need Gun Training for Dogs and Cats, Says Mike, And the NRA's Eddie Eagle is Just the Fowl to Do It.
Bush and the Cheap Labor Conservatives -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Mr. Magoo goes to the World Bank: The problem with Paul Wolfowitz isn't that he's an evil genius. It's that he has been consistently, astonishingly, unswervingly wrong about foreign policy for 30 years. 3/19
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Republicans Leap Into Action Over Brain-Damaged Florida Woman -- Verse-Case Scenario by Tony Peyser
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A former employee of a Halliburton subsidiary and a Kuwaiti businessman were charged with cheating the U.S. military out of $3.5 million for refueling tankers used in the Iraq war. 3/19
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Ronny Elliott's "Valentine Roadkill" -- New CD Review in Blue State Jukebox by Tony Peyser
New DVD: Rumi: Poet of the Heart. "Soothing-to-the soul balm in an age when democracy is under attack by a one-party system of anti-Constitutional, discriminatory, lying hypocrites."
Molly Ivins: The stench of rotting ethics; Only Tom DeLay's removal can freshen our nation's capitol 3/19
E.J. Dionne, Jr.: Destined for Deficits. If all tax cuts and all defense dollars are sacred, there is no way the budget will ever be balanced. 3/19
Is Afghanistan in danger? 3/19
Delay's Conviction -- A BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Steve Bradenton
House Republicans Stonewall Democrats' Inquiry on Gannongate; Conyers and Slaughter Vow To Continue Pursuit Of Facts 3/19
Soldiers' families to hold anti-war rally at Ft. Bragg 3/19
(DVD) Bushisms: The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President
Arianna Huffington: The Washington Establishment Fails Logic 101 3/19
Trail of blood leads from Colombia to U.S. 3/19
Sinclair's swift boat fixation: DC bureau chief interrupted Kerry's ANWR news conference to ask about Corsi's "amazing accusations" 3/19
Repost: Stop News Fraud: Force the White House to Account for Millions in Taxpayer Money Spent to Spread Propaganda 3/19
SinclairAction.com draws attention to the company's misuse of the public airwaves to promote a conservative agenda via a nightly "news and commentary" segment titled "The Point." 3/19
Hateful bigoted Catholic leaders refuse funeral to gay man because he ran two gay bars 3/19
The loud, clear voice of Iraq war's wounded vets 3/19
Soldiers to resume getting tuition assistance funds 3/19
Why Wolfowitz? Choosing Wolfowitz to be the next president of the World Bank makes perfect sense if the Bush administration intends to completely alienate the world community. 3/19
How objective journalism can fail to reveal the truth 3/19
Public Opinion Hidden On Arctic Drill Vote 3/19
Gay Marriage Saves California; Could a landmark decision re-empower the state to strike at the heart of BushCo? Let us hope 3/19
AP to Offer Two Leads for Some Stories: One with the facts, the other for those who read picture books. 3/19
2,000 in Minnesota Army National Guard may ship out next year 3/19
Study: Media Self-Censored Some Iraq Coverage 3/19
Another Lawmaker With Too Much Spare Time: Rep. Al Edwards Seeks to End Sexy Cheerleading 3/19
CNN gives bloggers some respect 3/19
The Progress Report: FCC's Reruns; and more 3/19
Talking Points: Two-Year Anniversary of Iraq Invasion 3/19
The Forked-Tongue Awards 3/19
Mullet Fantasies of Neighborhood Gays -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution by Margaret Cho
Postcards: Bush Lied and Soldiers Died. Unfortunately, They are Back, Because Our Deaths in Iraq Have Only Gotten Worse.
"Markings" - the spiritual diary of Dag Hammarskj÷ld -- Thom Hartmann's "Independent Thinker" Book of the Month
#2 on NYT Bestseller List: "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed," by Jared Diamond
Wednesday's New BuzzFlash Premium: Just Published, "Bad News: The Decline of Reporting, the Business of News, and the Danger to Us All," by Former CBS News Reporter Tom Fenton
#5 on NYT Bestseller List: "God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It." Archbishop Desmond Tutu says Jim Wallis is "compelling, provocative, and inspirational." This Guy is Religious Lakoff When It Comes to "Framing."
The Downfall of DeLay 3/18
Bush Is No Gibbering Halfwit, He's Worse ... He's A Moral Imbecile -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution by Mark Crispin Miller
Dick Meyer on the Predator Class of CEOs. Ken Lay, How You Doin'? 3/19
Bonnie Anderson, A Principled Broadcast Journalist, Television News Executive, and Author of "News Flash," Talks About the Deterioration of Television News Into "Infotainment," Government Propaganda and Pretty Faces (Dare We Say Airheads).
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The Senate Finance Committee has asked for charity records from lobbyist Jack Abramoff, expanding the investigation of the Washington insider who collected at least $66 million from several Indian tribes that operate casinos. 3/19
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The mounting charges, and a criminal investigation involving DeLay in Texas, may threaten the House leader's reelection next year. 3/18
Rep. Sanders Sponsors Bill To Prevent Government Censorship of Cable T.V. and Internet Content 3/18
Judge Objects to Soviet Style Bushevik Restrictions on Protestors, Including Arrests 3/18
Oil Prices Briefly Rise Above $57, a New High. 3/18
John Bolton-wrong man for UN ambassador job 3/18
Chicago Tribune: How do House Republicans respond to ethical lapses? By trying to bury them.
The One and Only, "Orwell Rolls," a Film About Our Orwellian Media
Ex-Conn. Governor Rowland Faces Sentencing. The Only Way You Can Trust a Republican Liar is When They are Behind Bars.
Harry Reid Warns Republicans: Hands Off the Internet. Let Freedom of Speech Thrive. (.pdf file)
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White House-Sponsored Cartoons -- A BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Tony Peyser
On the second anniversary of Shock and Awe, the anti-war movement wants you 3/18
Stand and Fight: Frame the "Birth Tax" issue on Talk Radio March 14 to March 18, 2005
How Are Conservatives Like Communist China? The Words Speak for Themselves. Scenes From the Cultural Revolution 3/18
Porter J. Goss came close to admitting that some of the C.I.A.'s interrogation practices since 9/11 may have crossed the legal limits. 3/18
Palestinian Factions Agree to Extend Truce With Israel 3/18
A hawk to ruffle the World Bank's feathers 3/18
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Save the Courts with a New TV Ad 3/18
Strange Bushevik Happenings: Bush Cartel Suddenly Withdraws Colombia Accusations 3/18
Venezuela's 'Anti-Bush' Fears Assassination 3/18
Pentagon Power Play 3/18
Myers Narrowly Approved by Judiciary Committee; Extremely troubling nominee pushed in face of intense opposition, reflects GOP strategy to provoke filibusters in search of excuse for going 'nuclear' 3/18
Student Protests Against the War at the University of Missouri 3/18
Europe cool, aid groups dismayed over World Bank role for Wolfowitz 3/18
It's the Media Stupid! "News Incorporated," a New Premium Book from BuzzFlash.com
NRA Believes It's the Right of Every Terrorist to Buy a .50 Caliber Sniper Rifle and All the Guns They Want! Don't You Feel Safe? 3/17
Danny Schecter: Media Wars: Ours and Theirs 3/18
Busheviks Cancel Agent Orange Study in Vietnam 3/18
Protest Over Sweatshop Labor at University of Wisconsin 3/18
Robert Kuttner: Democrats asleep at the wheel 3/18
"Don't Let the Car Fool You, My Real Treasure is in Heaven": Bushianity Makes a Mockery of Christ -- Dr. Teresa Whitehurst's Inaugural Column on BuzzFlash.com
Mixed Reaction To New FCC Boss. "[Martin and Powell have a] similar set of values, which are not always in tune with consumer interests," said Consumers Union 3/18
The Raw Story on Ken Mehlman 3/18
In 1987, George H.W. Bush Disavowed Privatization: "It may be a new idea, but it's a dumb one." 3/18
Tomgram: Dilip Hiro on Playing the Democracy Card 3/18
Gitmo taunter teaches tactics 3/18
The Rude Pundit: Would Someone Tell Fox "News" That President Bush Doesn't Have a Social Security Plan Yet? 3/18
Talking Points: America Left Vulnerable with Bush Energy Policy 3/18
Talk Radio in America: Conservative vs. Progressive 3/18
Corruption could engulf Iraq 3/18
The Soft Bigotry of Life Expectancy; Different Social Security messages for blacks and Latinos. 3/18
Sen. Mel Martinez Says He Traded Alaska for a Pledge from Bush to Protect Florida from Drilling for Five More Years. What a Fool. 3/18
Enron Founder Lay Wants Separate Juries For 2 Trials. Ken Lay Should Be Lucky Enron Pension Holders Don't Demand His Hide. 3/18
High school gays get a harsh lesson; some gay-rights groups report a rise in hostility at schools in communities that are less accepting of such organizations. 3/18
Bob Edwards: Bush administration secrecy keeps public out of the loop 3/18
Many Iraqis Losing Hope That Politics Will Yield Real Change. Most Americans Feel the Same Way. Welcome to the Club, Sorry about that Bush-Sponsored Initiation. 3/18
Bush FDA Choice Rattles Advocacy Groups. Questions Abound Over Lester Crawford's "leadership, his ability to manage interagency conflicts and willingness to act in the best interest of consumers." 3/18
DC Mayor Williams Cabinet Member Is Slain; Gay Affairs Director Found Dead at Home 3/18
WANTED: 250,000 Americans to Fight Fake News & Government Propaganda 3/18
U.S. Won't Chide China Over Human Rights. Honestly, With the Bush Administration's Human Rights Abuses, China Could be Chiding Us. 3/18
Bill for TN Republican State Sen. Victor Crist's engagement fete paid by lobbyist connected to bill pushed by Crist. Imagine that. 3/18
S.D. Governor OKs Anti-Abortion Bills 3/18
New US threats against Venezuela unveiled in Miami 3/18
Sunshine Week: AP Review Shows Government Reducing Access to Info 3/18
The Progress Report: Environment has No Refuge from Greed; and more 3/18
Mercury Pollution, Autism Link Found - U.S. Study 3/18
Union Employees Protest Schwarzenegger 3/18
Sunshine Week: Oldest FOIA Request Still Pending After 24 Years 3/18
DeLay's ARMPAC linked to Texas group; Records cited in a civil suit deepen the controversy over financing of the 2002 election 3/18
"Birth of a Nation: A Comic Novel ... is the wickedly funny marriage of The Boondocks, House Party, and The Battle of Algiers." -- Julian Bond, chairman, NAACP
Repost: Delay And Company: The G.O.P. leader's troubles mount, with new questions about his dealings with the former aide who helped build his political machine 3/18
AP Launches 'Sunshine Week' Web Site, Moves Stories 3/18
Digging In: If the U.S. government doesn't plan to occupy Iraq for any longer than necessary, why is it spending billions of dollars to build "enduring" bases? 3/18
Silly Politics, by P.M. Carpenter for BuzzFlash.com
CIA's Assurances On Transferred Suspects Doubted. Imagine That. The Busheviks Might Not Fess Up to the Truth. What's Next, Photos of Bush WITHOUT a Transmitter to Feed Him Answers During Debates and Scripted News Conferences? 3/17
Media Expose Book! "News Flash: Journalism, Infotainment and the Bottom-Line Business of Broadcast News" by Bonnie Anderson. "To understand why journalism too often falls short, and why this failure is costly, read this searing book"
Bush says American Troops Will Continue to Die for His Lies. Actually, He said there's no time-table to come home, which, unfortunately, is the same thing. 3/17
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Western GOP Senator is at Least Making a Show of Fighting Medicaid Cuts. Is He Sincere, or Just Playing to the Home Voters in Oregon? 3/17
Headline in NYT That Shows Why Its News Section Could be Written by the Hack White House Rewrite Department: "Wolfowitz Nod Follows Spread of Conservative Philosophy." No, Kidding, NYT, And We Thought He Was Nominated for His Looks! 3/17
BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Wayne LaPierre. NRA Executive Vice President Makes Purchase of .50 Caliber Sniper Rifles Easy for Terrorists.
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Pinochet stashed millions in 125 US bank accounts 3/17
The American Enterprise promotes John O'Neill's continued attacks on Kerry 3/17
New EPA rules could cause mercury emissions in West to increase 3/17
Blast Kills At Least 5, Wounds 32
'WP'/ABC Poll Shows Most Americans Now Think Iraq War Wasn't Worth It 3/17
Feds say release of terror report was a mistake. You know, the one that conveniently tells the terrorists how many Americans they could kill with each kind of attack. 3/17
Alan Keyes says "homosexuals are destroying America." No, Alan, you're doing that quite fine by yourself. 3/17
The Fleischer Watch: Introducing an ongoing inquiry into dishonest or insane assertions buried inside Ari Fleischer's White House memoir. 3/17
Cal Thomas compares liberal churches to Satan 3/17
With DeLay in the Spotlight, Republicans Feeling the Heat 3/17
Part 2 of "Some Religious Nuts Really Are Nuts!" -- Episode 31.2 of Steven C. Day's The Last Chance Democracy Cafe
Colorado Springs bans children's video that includes that big sissy SpongeBob 3/17
FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Files New Lawsuit Challenging the FBI's Retaliation Against Her 3/17
Study: Civil unions a boon to Connecticut budget 3/17
Milwaukee school opens doors to kids who are bullied and harassed. 3/17
Clemson launches investigation of fraudulent anti-war rally. They should send these College Republicans to the front line in Iraq and then ask them how much they like war. What a bunch of jerks. 3/17
DailyKos.com appears to be the victim of a hijack attempt. 3/17
Editorial: Wolfowitz is the wrong choice for the World Bank 3/17
Mel's Passion blamed for rise in anti-semitic attacks in Canada 3/17
Code Pink founder and activist fights the war 3/17
Bush to pick Wolfowitz for World Bank. Another Neocon Advanced for His Ability to Fail Miserably. The post requires European confirmation. Will the EU members balk at a Neocon running the World Bank?
Government employees may have falsified documents dealing with Yucca Flats 3/17
Court won't intervene in Schiavo case 3/17
Oil surges to record highs. Hope Bush's oil buddies are happy while the rest of us suffer. 3/17
Bush still refuses to offer any specifics on Social Security. But he wants the American public to agree with his plan, even though he won't tell them what it is. Do you really think Americans are that dumb? 3/17
Most Afghan women are only equal on paper 3/17
Bush says coalition in Iraq is not crumbling. Uh huh. 3/17
GOP ethics committee member faces conflict of interest over DeLay fundraising 3/17
House GOP votes down investigation of GannonGuckertGate. Apparently hookers are okay so long as they're YOUR hookers. 3/17
Dems take Social Security fight on the road 3/17
Italy Planning to Start Pullout of Iraq Troops. Who's Left in the Coalition of the Unwilling Besides Us? And We're Not Talking About Countries Who Sent 6 Army Cooks.
If It Rants Like a Nazi, and Deceives Like a Nazi ... -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid Tells Republicans to Shove It. If They Change the Rules Governing Filibusters, Dems Will Shut Down the Senate!
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Long-time national security advisor Khalilzad will fill shoes of John "I Brake For Death Squads" Negroponte as Iraq envoy
Convenient Christianity -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution from Doug Basham
Skepticism of Bush's Social Security Plan Is Growing. Polling and Interviews Find Concerns Across Age Groups.
Miami Herald: Rep. DeLay's Problems Suggest 'Institutional Corruption'
Government Report on U.S. Aviation Warns of Security Holes
Bushism and the Bushists, A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Slouching toward fascism: Bush administration rejects GAO ruling against its illegal covert propaganda videos. Remember It's OUR Tax Dollars Bush is Using for HIS Propaganda!
Maureen Dowd: The White House isn't backing off its plan to replace real news with faux news
Role Model for Democrats in Congress When It Comes to Social Security: I Got Ejected from a George Bush Event! - A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Was Bush's Social Security Plan Inspired by National Lampoon? -- The Angry Liberal on BuzzFlash.com
The Right Would "Rather" Shoot the Messenger -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution from Doug Basham
Some Religious Nuts Really Are Nuts! -- Episode 31.1 of Steven C. Day's The Last Chance Democracy Cafe
Orwell wrote, "In the end the party would announce that 2 plus 2 made 5, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim, sooner or later, the logic of their position demanded it." BuzzFlash Interviews Robert K. Pappas
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Lil' Kim To Replace Wolfowitz 3/19
The Swift Report: Senate Votes to Allow Underwater Drilling in the Arctic 3/18
The Orkin Man Cometh 3/17
The Return of the Bride of Frankenchimp 3/15
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