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Gonzales to Defend "Violation of Our Constitutional Rights" Act. What Did You Expect? (AKA, Cynically Packaged as "The Patriot Act," When It is Really the "UnPatriot Act" 4/5
Outfoxed (The Book): Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism. "An obsessively researched exposé... an unwavering argument against Fox News."
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DeGette, Grijalva Call for Investigation into Exclusion of Citizens from Presidential Events 4/6
US envoy says pope considered Iraq war 'defeat for humanity'. Funny, we feel the same way about the war AND Bush's presidency. 4/6
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Cameraman for CBS Wounded by U.S. Troops in Iraq 5/6
Guardian: "US relied on 'drunken liar' to justify war." Are they talking about Bush? Just asking. 5/5
An Iraqi general working for the country's Interior Ministry was kidnapped Tuesday morning in the al-Mansur neighborhood of Baghdad. 1540 GIs Now Killed in Iraq War. 4/5
The BuzzFlash Mailbag -- Uncensored and Unvarnished Truth from BuzzFlash Readers.
10 reasons not to like apparent Matthew Hale sympathizer Sen. John Cornyn 4/5
The Truth About Halliburton: No-bid contracts, cronyism, profiteering—scandal clings to this company like lint on a $100 bag of laundry. But the really ugly tale about Halliburton? Its business. 4/6
IRS will risk using private collectors; Bill "allows the IRS to share confidential taxpayer information with third parties whose own computer security systems may not be as stringent as the federal government's." 4/5
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Army, Marine Upping PR Tactics to Convince Parents To Send their Kids to Die for Bush's Lies. 4/6
Hey Hey, Ho Ho, It's Time For You To Go! -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Oil prices soar above 58 dollars for first time: Bush/Cheney "Mission Accomplished"
Zimbabwe's Very American Election -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Gun Industry Immunity and What Would Jesus Pack?
Paul Krugman: An Academic Question 4/5
War? What War? -- A BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Tony Peyser
GOP Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) says violence against judges is understandable. He should resign forthwith. The GOP Now Officially Condones Violence. He's a Rove/Bush Texas Protege, Cornyn is. He's Their Boy. He Should Go!
The President's Trip to the Pope's Funeral -- Verse-Case Scenario by Tony Peyser
Prisoner Politics: For New York's governor to pursue real reform of the Rockefeller drug laws, he will have to challenge Republican political interests that benefit from counting prisoners as constituents. 4/6
Social Security protesters in Illinois target Hastert's office. Hastert was hiding behind the sneeze guard of an all-you-can-eat buffet. 4/5
Annan Gives Hague Court List of Accused in Darfur 4/6
Attacking a Free Judiciary 4/6
Abu Ghraib Probe Suggests CIA Role in Iraqi Deaths 4/6
The Real Bill Frist on "Activist Judges". What a Shmuck. 4/6
US and Iran oppose plan for nuclear moratorium 4/6
FBI seeks expanded search powers; Justice Dept. also wants expiring Patriot Act provisions renewed 4/6
Right-wing Radio: Religious broadcasters are squeezing community radio right off the FM dial. 4/6
Feds ask to try Ken Lay in May or June 4/6
Three-Day Gunbattle Ends in Saudi Arabia 4/6
Sean Gonsalves: Customer service or corporate prostitution? 'Company policy' makes us question who is serving whom 4/6
Video: Cornyn Justifies Violence Against Judges 4/6
Editorial: Cheneys abound / The vice president's family members are on the job 4/6
Al Gore and Joel Hyatt Unveil INdTV; Independent Venture Will Be First National Television Network Created For, By and With an 18-34 Year-Old Audience 4/6
Ohio agency sinks millions into rare coins; State gives investment business to prominent local Republican 4/6
Michael Meacher: America is usurping the democratic will in Iraq 4/6
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Leaked: Democrats ready stinging dissent on inaction over Jeff Gannon, other scandals 4/6
The Rude Pundit: F*** "Judge Not" - Ye Be Judged 4/6
The Pontiff's Progressive Legacy 4/6
Robert Scheer: Bush Threw Us a 'Curveball'; Report shines a light on 'crazy' Iraqi informant. 4/6
Going To Canada? Soon You'll Have To Have A Passport 4/6
Sergeants advise fellow female GIs to put plans for starting family on hold; "We are an Army at war. The best thing to do is not have any children" 4/6
They're Talking Up Arms; Military recruiters are fortifying their outposts at high schools, hoping a chummy familiarity will entice students to enlist. Some decry the tactics. 4/6
Killing folks the old-fashioned way; the voracious appetites of the military-corporate complex are in constant need of feeding. 4/6
Sen. Boxer slams White House Social Security plan to Truckee seniors 4/6
Save Phil A. Buster 4/6
Illegal Immigrants Are Bolstering Social Security With Billions 4/6
At what cost? To keep health coverage, more workers are cutting back on food, heat and other necessities. Still, many of them eventually will lose the battle. 4/6
Bill Berkowitz: The Schiavo case's intended and unintended consequences 4/6
Berlusconi’s coalition crushed in regional elections 4/6
ChoicePoint's (FL Election Purge) Problems Now Include Shareholder Suit 4/6
Indecency Proposal Getting Static From Cable 4/6
E.J. Dionne, Jr.: A papacy of spirit; John Paul's legacy: the primacy of the spiritual over the material 4/6
Big Media Hall of Shame 4/6
Talking Points: Pope Brought Universal Message of Hope and Decency 4/6
Rush "Drug Addict" Limbaugh’s Dictionary 4/6
Shadow of hate groups lingers over U.S. 4/6
Evidence undermines WSJ's rush to defend Chalabi using new intel report 4/6
BP (British Petroleum) on target to beat last year's £8.7bn RECORD PROFIT. 4/6
The NRA Captures Washington and Endangers the National Security 4/6
GOP Faces Post-Schiavo Hangover 4/6
The Texas Smith Brothers (Satire) 4/5
Just What We Need, NEW Bushevik Nukes!
ABC says Peter Jennings has lung cancer 4/6
"The RESPECT Gap"; How do the Democrats fix this problem? By NOT caving in to Bush and the GOP on core issues. 4/5
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Sign Up Your Opposition to .50 Caliber Sniper Guns Sold to Terrorist Suspects. The NRA Says Nothing Wrong with a Terrorist Suspect Buying a Gun that Can Shoot Down a Plane Landing or Taking Off. Tell the NRA You Want a Safe Flight.
The One and Only, "Orwell Rolls," a Film About Our Orwellian Media
Al Gore launches TV channel for young viewers with more participatory format 4/5
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DLC Still Pushing the Losing Position of Republican-Lite; "I can't tell the difference between the positions the DLC puts forward and Republican policy" 4/5
The Bush administration's Afghan spring: drugs, bases and jails 4/5
Ronny Elliott's "Valentine Roadkill" -- New CD Review in Blue State Jukebox by Tony Peyser
US Taxpayers Give Lion's Share To Military 4/5
ABC Says Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer 5/5
The UnPatriot Act: "Cooler heads can now see that the Patriot Act went too far, too fast and that it must be brought back in line with the Constitution" 4/5
An image of the culture of life Bush and the neocons are building in Iraq 4/5
Because Lying is the Original Sin. BuzzFlash is Selling "Weapons of Mass Deception." "WMD is a scathing indictment of how the media colluded with the Bush administration to sell an unjust and unnecessary war."
Hannity on Pope: "Wild-Eyed Liberal Loon" 4/5
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On Friday, the day of the Pope's funeral, high-priced male escort "Jeff Gannon" will be on a panel on journalism at the National Press Club. It shows you the standards of the National Press Club, doesn't it? 4/5
Russian Report on 1980 'October Surprise' Case 4/5
It's called a "Draft." Support grows for beefing up U.S. forces; Some see situations where volunteers may not be enough. 4/5
Pope's funeral poses logistical challenge for media. Apparently ABC has scored the best camera angle for the event. 4/5
How Germans Fell for the 'Feel-Good' Fuehrer 4/5
The Politics of Luck -- and a Long Sad Goodbye, Episode 32.1 of the Last Chance Democracy Cafe by Steven C. Day
Children who watch TV more likely to bully. The White House staff and Pentagon civilians must have been a bunch of latchkey kids. 4/5
Ad campaign to rip Bush on Social Security 4/5
Iraq north pipeline hit, oil exports at standstill 4/5
Bush's "4 Parents" Is 4 Ignorance; the website "relies on fear to motivate and contains many errors and biases that undermine its intent of encouraging parent-child communication around sex and sexuality." 4/5
Young teens learn from the White House that blow jobs are safer. That's the Bush White House, mind you. 4/5
Bush denounced for Social Security analogy 4/5
Homo-bigot South Carolina Senator gets a slap down by a House Blender 4/5
Stop the Arctic Refuge Land Grab. 4/5
Tomgram: Nick Turse on U.S. military weaponry of the near future 4/5
Caution: foul language, courtesy of the good Christian, Sean Hannity 4/5
Vandals desecrate Rabin's grave 4/5
Aide: Giuliani can’t do senate or governor run next year 4/5
DeLay is Finding Out that People Just Don't Like Snakes, Even in His Home District
Soldier disabled by anthrax vaccine is recalled to serve 4/5
GAO Report (criticizing bloated Pentagon weapons programs) Smoothed Over, Another Ignored 5/4
The Republicans' phony investigation of Henry Cisneros has cost taxpayers $21 million, rivaling the cost of real scandals like Iran-Contra. 4/5
Another Marine Killed in Iraq. This War Sponsored by Hallliburton and Its Texas Oily Corporate Buddies. 4/5
NYT Bestseller List: "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed," by Jared Diamond
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Dear America, It's Time for Change -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Postcards: Bush Lied and Soldiers Died. Unfortunately, They are Back, Because Our Deaths in Iraq Have Only Gotten Worse.
The Limbaugh Code: The New York Times best seller no one is talking about, except the black helicopter GOP loons: "Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America" 4/5
Shame on Charles Schwab -- Don't Pick Our Pockets to Line Yours 4/5
The Endgame -- Has Iraq's Insurgency Run Out of Steam?; and more in the April 4th World Media Watch by Gloria Lalumia
Bush pal and fascist sympathizer Berlusconi "massacred" in regional elections 4/5
Pope's final message calls for a more accurate media. He was sick of Berlusconi, the Rupert Murdoch of Europe. 4/5
Bush's solution to mercury poisoning: don't eat tuna 4/5
Bush says US to bear burden of costs in Iraq, insinuating that "the coalition" will eventually be non-existent 4/5
DVD: Lewis Black on Broadway. He's Brilliant as the Last Angry Man, With a Pitch-Perfect Sense of Timing.
Judith Miller's UN Reporting; "Given the consequences of Miller's shilling for Bush Administration," why should we trust her now? 4/5
MoveOn Alert: $82 Billion More for Iraq; "Congress must insist that America have an exit strategy from Iraq with a timeline, that we do not construct permanent bases and that we end war profiteering by corporations." 4/5
A dope smoking skater turned soldier in Iraq tells all 4/5
The Right Wing Smear Campaign Against the U.N.
The Pope Opposed the Iraq War 4/5
Biblical prophecies lead an evangelical American to drill for oil in Northern Israel. Someone should drill for holes in his head. 4/5
Democrats hit road in Social Security battle 4/5
Student protest stops CIA recruiting event at New York University. Maybe those feisty liberal student activists don't want to allow their peers to become scapegoats for Bush and Cheney's ineptitude. 4/5
A contrarian view of the pope, by a former Catholic priest 4/5
Cheney, brought in to defuse Schiavo political stinkbomb, speaks out against acts of vengeance against judges. Isn't that nice of him. 4/4
BuzzFlash Expands: Introducing Our First Official Affiliate Site, "The BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week!" This Week's "Honoree" is Chronic and Brazen Hypocrite, Rick "Man/Dog Sex" Santorum
It's the Oil Stupid -- and the Profiteering! Crude Futures Near Record-High Levels. Bush and Cheney Got What They Wanted.
Will San Francisco regulate blogging? 4/5
Top Iraq rebels elude intensified US raids. Freedom must be on the march. 4/5
"It now appears that longstanding rules of government are worth preserving only to the extent that they fit the ruling party's agenda." 4/5
Molly Ivins: Oil-for-food is small potatoes 4/5
Iraq, summed up in an image 4/5
A new breed of leadership is working to make Buenos Aires, Argentina, a local, transparent economy and a model for the rest of the world 4/5
The GOP's war on local control 4/5
Churches council backs bill protecting gays 4/5
The filibuster: good for Iraq, but not America? 4/5
Foes to razz Schwarzenegger as he's putting on the Ritz 4/5
Alaska slashes money for public TV 4/5
Two U-S service members killed in Iraq 4/5
Judge blocks northern timber sales; Ruling requires review of bird habitat 4/5
Sharon braces for showdown with settlers 4/5
Bush to Lead U.S. Delegation to Pope's Funeral. International Embarrassment to Follow His Lead. 4/5
Cynthia Tucker: Religious extremists seek their own 'activist' judges 4/5
Bush: U.S. to Bear Burden of Iraq Costs 4/5
ACLU: Urge Congress to Fix Flaws in the Patriot Act 4/5
Dancing with the Wolf; What did Wolfowitz know with regard to Halliburton's inside advantage in gaining Iraq contracts, and when did he know it? 4/5
Net Aids Access to Sensitive ID Data; Social Security Numbers Are Widely Available 4/5
More sickness in Freeperland over Indiana Planned Parenthood fires 4/5
Africa spurns female circumcision; A program in Senegal, which has led 1,527 villages to stop circumcising girls, is becoming a regional model. 4/5
Courtesy of NCLB, A Lucrative Brand of Tutoring Grows Unchecked 4/5
Blogging, Money and Elections 4/5
Al Qaeda Says 7 Suicide Bombers Struck Abu Ghraib, Wounding 44 U.S. soldiers 4/4
Despite public outcries, it's still too easy to find people's Social Security numbers 4/4
Chalabi aide's drunken and "crazy" cousin told BushCo what they wanted to hear before the Iraq war 4/4
PM Carpenter: The Anarchy of Losers 4/4
DVD: Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Special Edition); "It's one of the greatest - and undoubtedly the most hilarious - antiwar statements ever put to film."
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"
GOP Sen. Burns Gets Earful of Angry Responses from Constituents about Bush's Social Security Privatization Plan 4/5
Bush's Downhill Social Security Express 4/4
Kuwait lawmakers complain U.S. military, Halliburton subsidiary not cooperating with probe 4/4
'Curveball' Debacle Reignites CIA Feud 4/4
"You tell Tony Blair we're going alone!" Britain pulling 5,500 of 9,000 troops from Iraq
Joe Conason: It's all the CIA's fault; What a surprise -- Bush's Iraq commission absolves his administration of rushing to war on false pretenses that Saddam Hussein had WMD. 4/5
Bush-like bubble surrounded RNC's Ken Mehlman at a campus visit where he claimed "personal accounts" would heal race divisions in America 4/4
New Iraqi speaker is a "moderate" -- meaning he backed the attack on Fallujah and was an American exile. Another Chalabi, which is to say a joke. 4/4
Pope to be Buried on Friday 4/4
A "Culture of Life" Top Ten 4/4
Bush, true to his character, fails to pay a hefty bill 4/4
Bush has some explaining to do on his plan to warp Social Security. An investment club in his Texas neighborhood thinks the current system is great. 4/4
NYT: Moralists at the pharmacy 4/4
Wanting to save their own skins, the Republican Congress may break with Bush over key issues 4/4
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America Has Changed Since I Was a Boy: The Blackened Soul of America Suffers from Conservatism's Complete Corruption of Our Ideals of Moral Behavior -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Experience Shades Thinking: Conservative's Hypocritical "Intrinsic Value of Life" -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Held Over: Seymour Hersh: Bush is "Unreachable . . . He's got his own world. This is really unusual and frankly, it scares the hell out of me." -- A special contribution from BuzzFlash columnist Gloria Lalumia
Ms. Rice, You've Inspired the "Sophisticated-Weapons/Precarious Relationship Solution Bill!" -- Letters from Ethan
Are the Ditto Heads Imploding? -- BuzzFlash Columnist P.M. Carpenter
Where's Terri -- A BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Steve Bradenton
THE LIGHTER SIDE:
Tom DeLay Leads This Week's Top Ten Conservative Idiots 4/4
The Persistent Vegetative Stattes of America 4/5
This Modern World: Florida, cauldron of craziness! 4/6
The Field Guide to Magnetic Ribbons 4/5
These are Ironic Times 4/4
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