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How DeLay tricked doctor into being "Physician of the Year" - when it was really a stunt to raise money for GOP
After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order -- Thom Hartmann's "Independent Thinker" Book of the Month
USA Today poll shows public way worried about religious right control over GOP, really ticked at Congress intervening in Schiavo mess 4/7
Will Jesse Helms's Protege, John "Stone Age" Bolton, be Blocked? 4/7
Bad News Bears Go Into Hibernation: The Insurgent Attack on Abu Ghraib Gets the "Bury on A16" Treatment 4/7
GOP Sen. Martinez Admits His Office Wrote Damaging Schiavo Memo, Crowing How Her Illness Was Great For the GOP. Conservative Bloggers, FOX, Wash Times, Limbaugh All Promoted Bogus Story that Memo Was Fake.
A Poignant Episode About the Heartlessness of Republican Policies. Part 2 of The Politics of Luck -- and a Long Sad Goodbye. Last Chance Democracy Cafe by Steven C. Day
Shameless House GOP Backs Their Ethically-Challenged Immoral Leader. Tom DeLay Will Play his Corrupt Pipe all the Way to the Slammer. Perhaps His Mindless Supporters Will Wake Up When the Jail Door Locks Up With Him. 4/7
In Bushworld, the Truth Hurts: Liars move up as straight shooters take the hits.
Maureen Dowd: "When the Rev. Danforth, an Episcopal minister who prayed with Clarence Thomas when he was under attack by Anita Hill, says the party has gone too far, it's way over the edge."
Cost of Bush's Social Security PR Blitz -- unusual in scale -- Cited; Democrat Waxman Seeks GAO Accounting 4/8
Journalism At Its Best -- Verse-Case Scenario by Tony Peyser
Outfoxed (The Book): Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism. "An obsessively researched exposé... an unwavering argument against Fox News."
The Invisible War for Right-Wing Dominance -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Flashback... TO YESTERDAY: Was the Schiavo memo a fake? (Wash Times) 4/7
Fresh from gaybashing, Kansas fundies now turn their eyes to abortion and evolution. First they came for the gays... 4/7
Pulitzer-winning political cartoons (they're quite good) 4/7
Sidney Blumenthal: Bush's attendance at the Pope's funeral merely masks White House exploitation of Catholic division 4/7
Call Your Representative & Ask the Question: "Does my Representative believe that Tom DeLay is ethically fit to serve as House majority leader?" 4/8
Soldier questions vehicle armor; E-mail mentions death of Kentucky Guardsman 4/8
Tomgram: Jonathan Schell on Creating an Uncivil Society 4/8
Afghanistan likely to have permanent US military 4/8
Gonzales Admits Patriot Act Used in Mayfield Case and it WRONGLY arrested him in connection with the Madrid train bombings. The Justice Department denied Mayfield's claims -- until Tuesday. 4/8
Florida NRA Bill Would Allow Meeting 'Force With Force' 4/8
China plans 40 more nuclear plants 4/8
A Kurd Is Named Iraq's President as Tensions Boil 4/8
McDonald's dead CEOs get $5 million in bonuses 4/8
Santorum: Frist will go "nuclear" and eliminate the filibuster. Frist is the enemy of democracy. 4/8
Talking Points: Hammertime 4/8
Bush Wants to Lift Ban on Silicone Implants vs. High Rate of Failure Estimated for Silicone Breast Implants 4/8
Two 16-Year-Old Girls Held as FB(Chicken Little)I Fears Suicide Bomb, Although There's No Evidence to Support the Claiim. 4/8
Nuclear Plants Are Still Vulnerable, Panel Says 4/8
Terror Suspects Grilled, Mocked on Hit Iraqi Show; Actors in the Insurgency Are Reluctant TV Stars 4/8
The Rude Pundit: Armed Rednecks At the Border 4/8
Alabama Gov.'s Slavery Blunder 4/8
Pfizer Takes Painkiller Bextra Off Market and ordered that 19 other popular prescription competitors contain stronger warnings about heart attacks and strokes 4/8
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Army misses goal on Iraq Humvees 4/8
Bush's Shameless Photo-Op 4/8
Richard Cohen: A Failure of More Than Intelligence 4/8
Alternative Pulitzer: The Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting is a reminder of the importance of alternative weekly newspapers and the continuing tendency for monopoly newspapers to pursue profit or behind-the-scenes influence. 4/8
Worst Blog of the Year: Power Line 4/8
Virginity pledges aren't as effective as sex education 4/8
The Progress Report: Ongoing Challenges in Iraq; and more 4/8
David Horowitz hit by pie at Butler lecture; says pies are the slippery slope to great violence. Did Bush hit Iraq with a pie first? Just curious. 4/8
PM Carpenter: "This whole thing about not kicking someone when they are down is BS" – DeLay office memo 4/8
Former conservative 'blogger' to become Thune senior adviser; he was paid by Thune while running a Web site critical of former Sen. Tom Daschle during the 2004 campaign 4/8
Bush Administration Seeks to Overturn Ruling That Military Commission Procedures Are Unlawful 4/8
A Visit from the Secret Service.. GOP paranoia strikes 4/8
Wonkette: Jenna on "all fours" shaking her weapons of mass destruction for all of the reality-based community to see!!?!?! 4/8
AmericaBlog: I love when conservative bloggers make asses of themselves 4/8
FDR Library Blocks Social Security Forum; Lack of Pro-Accounts Speakers Is Cited 4/8
Bill Berkowitz: Viguerie's army attacks Social Security; USA Next, an organization founded as the United Seniors Association in 1991, backs Bush in battle to privatize Social Security 4/8
Arianna Huffington: Bushes in the hood; W fights gangs with budget cuts and photo ops 4/8
A Run for the Money; Spitzer's Sparring With Wall Street Doesn't Hinder Fundraising for His Gubernatorial Campaign 4/8
UCSC Students Kick Military Recruiters Off Campus 4/8
Postcards: Bush Lied and Soldiers Died. Unfortunately, They are Back, Because Our Deaths in Iraq Have Only Gotten Worse.
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Senate Votes to Reduce U.S. Dues to U.N. 4/7
Democratic Governor Wins Over Red State Montana. There's a Lesson In There Somewhere. 4/7
NYT Bestseller List: "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed," by Jared Diamond
Tell Corporate America to Drop the Hammer 4/7
Add Your Name to People Saying No to Terrorists Buying 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles, Courtesy of the NRA.
Conservatives make fools of themselves crowing over "fake" Schiavo memo that's now been confirmed
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."
Another hour, another DeLay scandal. They're practically getting tiresome. Practically. 4/7
"Isn't it a shade un-Christian that they expect us to tolerate their beliefs but they refuse to tolerate ours?" 4/7
New Pope -- A BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Steve Bradenton
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Former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix has said that oil was one of the reasons for the US-led invasion of Iraq, a Swedish news agency reports.
DeLay's Former Aides Building Lobbying Empires in Washington 4/7
Report: Blacks lag behind whites in money, jobs 4/7
Anatomy of a Corrupt Tom Delay Trip 4/7
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Sen. Kennedy leads fight to alter Patriot Act 4/7
DVD: Lewis Black on Broadway. He's Brilliant as the Last Angry Man, With a Pitch-Perfect Sense of Timing.
Lieberman more popular with Republicans than Democrats 4/7
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MoveOn Alert: Fire Tom Delay; "Republicans in Congress should fire Tom Delay as Majority Leader because of repeated and flagrant ethical misconduct." 4/7
Why does President Bush hate Social Security? 4/7
Voters batter Berlusconi 4/7
Senator Lautenberg Slams Cornyn and DeLay for Threatening Judges, Filibuster BS, Schiavo Mess, and Basically Being Out of Touch
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The Ever-Informative Juan Cole 4/7
Conservative bloggers show why intelligence, or honesty, isn't a requirement for being a Republican 4/7
Bush's FDA Considers Lifting Ban on Breast Implants 4/7
They can't handle the truth. More on Republican bloggers ticked off because AP got a Pulitzer for photos of America's glorious war in Iraq 4/7
Abuse of Power: Congressional Republicans Run Rampant Over Rules, Ethics, and the American People
Republican whiners upset that the Pulitzers didn't clear their awards with Big Brother first. Apparently it's now a crime in America to report the news. 4/7
The state of bigoted anti-gay marriage amendments 4/7
US focusing on disease spread through air travel 4/7
Gay-hating fundamentalists use marriage-bans to yank benefits from gays in private employment. Told you it wasn't just about marriage. 4/7
From the Archives: How Tom DeLay's deregulatory ideology stretched to the island of Saipan 4/7
White Supremacist Matthew Hale Sentenced to 40 Years 4/7
U.S. Copter Crash Kills 16 in Afghanistan 4/7
Pakistan and China Sign Trade and Anti-Terror Agreemants; and more in the April 6th World Media Watch by Gloria Lalumia
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S. Carolina politician David Wilkins to be new ambassador to Canada; "He's a close friend of Bush and he got this job simply because he has raised a ton of money for George W. Bush in two political campaigns" 4/7
Kurd Picked As Iraq Interim President 4/7
Gene Lyons: A man of faith; If everything you knew came from cable TV news, you’d think the nation’s predominant religion was a pagan cult of celebrity worship 4/7
Could their fundraising actually get sleazier? 4/7
Learn About Grassroots Uses of Technology 4/7
Talking Points: MinuteMan Project is Misguided Vigilante Justice 4/7
Political Storm Around Tom DeLay To Intensify? 4/7
Gone Nuclear, Be Back Soon: A conservative group's alarmist plea to promote the nuclear -- er, constitutional option on judicial nominees botches the facts. 4/7
Bush, Ever the Jerk, Snubs Nobel PEACE Prize Winner Jimmy Carter for Pope Trip Entourage. 4/7
The Politics of Luck -- and a Long Sad Goodbye, Episode 32.1 of the Last Chance Democracy Cafe by Steven C. Day
Ronny Elliott's "Valentine Roadkill" -- New CD Review in Blue State Jukebox by Tony Peyser
Lawmakers Debate Schiavo-Related Issues, Continue to Ignore the Rest of the Business of Running the Government 4/7
ChevronTexaco to invest over US$5 billion in heavy crude project in Venezuela 4/7
Ethics Panel Finds Conflict With Senator's Job as Physician 4/7
Accounts Could Replace Soc. Sec. Checks. Yeah, Just Like Those Accounts Held by Enron Employees Just Before the Company Was Driven in the Toilet by Greedy Bastards. Bush Can't Protect You From Greedy Bastards. He is one. 4/7
Public mood change: Many mainstream folks have grown disgusted by self-righteous demagoguery in conservative politics. Amen to that, Brother. 4/7
Wash. Times news, opinion pieces peddled flawed survey on liberal professors 4/7
The Progress Report: Bush Sleeps; Vigilantes Don't; and more 4/7
Finding a fix for 'dead wrong' spies 4/7
Iraq two years on: Endgame or unending war? 4/7
For recruiters, a distant war becomes a tough sell. Join the Army: See the world, and die in a desert fighting a war based on lies. 4/7
Who says student activism is dead? 4/7
Md. Passes Rules on Wal-Mart Insurance; Bill Obligates Firms On Health Spending 4/7
Paul Loeb: Abortion and Schiavo: the stories we tell 4/7
Harvard loses top political scientist; Dawson cites exit of black scholars 4/7
David Corn: Banned in Arkansas 4/7
Iraqi Suspect Says U.S. Troops Took Mother Hostage 4/7
Is Washington planning a bloodbath in Caracas? 4/7
Another Ky. Guardsman dies in Iraq 4/7
Repost: Plame Case May End With Criminal Going Free and 'Witnesses' Jailed 4/7
An Exiled Son of Santiago
The economy is based on borrowing; The country's wealth scale is out of balance. 4/7
Cornyn Refuses to Apologize, Defends Earlier Remarks Justifying Violence Against Judges 4/7
In Praise Of The Quickie Election 4/7
Joe Conason: John Paul's duality; Pope was neither left nor right 4/7
IRAQ: Compensation for Fallujah residents slow - locals 4/7
The Faith Based Fraud, A Local Example 4/7
The Tide Turns: Chafee Makes Political Space to Oppose John Bolton 4/7
Why should I pay for someone else’s education? 4/7
U.S. Blacks Lag Behind Whites in Money, Jobs -Report 4/7
Sen. Reid and Rep. Hoyer Blast Republicans for Threatening Judges and Condoning Domestic Terrorists Who Attack Judges. But Where are the Liberal Non-Profits? Are They Going to Just Ignore DeLay's and Cornyn's Comments? 4/6
Where Are The Good Christians? The fanatics and nutjobs now running the show sure give honest believers a bad name 4/6
Nuke plants in 31 states vulnerable to terrorist attack. But at least Baghdad is safe. Or, not. 4/6
New York Times Finally Understands the Violent Danger of the GOP: "But when a second important Republican stands up and excuses murderous violence against judges as an understandable reaction to their decisions, then it is time to get really scared."4/6
Washington Post Reports That DeLay Took Russia Trip Paid For By Shadowy Lobbyists. Stick A Fork In That Corrupt Congressman. He's Done. 4/6
Because of the NRA, Soon You'll be Able to Get Away with Murder in Florida 4/6
The White House is maintaining extraordinary restrictions on information about the detention of high-level terror suspects. It's a Dictatorship, Not a Democracy to the Busheviks. 4/6
Doug Basham, Liberal Talk Pioneer and BuzzFlash Contributor, Goes Into National Syndication -- A BuzzFlash News Alert
GOP House chairman wants to criminalize broadcast indecency. 4/6
Big anti-Ahnuld protest in San Francisco going on right now. Follow it live, online. 4/6
Derrick Z. Jackson: A pope of peace and Bush's war 4/6
Reid accuses GOP of arrogance on courts 4/6
Lynch Mob Militia Man Republican Senator Cornyn Should Resign 4/6
"Does Senator Cornyn want more people to go about murdering judges?" 4/6
Going To Canada? Soon You'll Have To Have A Passport 4/6
Frist Stalling for Time -- and Directions from the White House -- On How to Proceed with Threatened Filibuster Ban 4/6
Florida law expands right to kill in self-defense (wonder if they include "activist judges" among the threats) 4/6
Author Saul Bellow dies at 89. He made literature out of Chicago -- and we will miss him. 4/6
Cardinals Set Date for Secret Papal Vote. Sounds Like the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000. 4/6
Instead of the Wealthy, the Busheviks are Going After Non-Profits for Alleged Tax Abuse. They Sure Have All the Bases Covered, Don't They? 4/6
It's the NRA or Terrorists with Guns That Shoot Down Landing Planes. Join the Movement. Sign Up Now.
Second attack in 2 days against Abu Ghraib 4/6
Did Tom DeLay back out of judge-bashing conference after facing blog criticism? 4/6
We are losing the war of minds... 4/6
Dobson relied on false and misleading statements to bash judges, called for Supreme Court impeachments while hailing himself as "prophetic" 4/6
Connecticut prepares to sue US over Bush education law 4/6
"Why I can't mourn the Pope," by Joan Walsh, editor, Salon.com 4/6
Why Bush's Schiavo ploy failed 4/6
Prince Rainier Dead at 81 4/6
War? What War? -- A BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Tony Peyser
The economy is based on borrowing 4/6
Explosives workers not checked, despite evidence of criminal records. That's our GOP-run government, for ya. 4/6
Senate votes to ease international family planning rules, though the House usually puts the stricter rules back in place. 4/6
Frist totally caves on Schiavo case - says courts acted fairly. Holy cow! Someone is freaking out over Senator Cornyn's and Cong. DeLay's threats against judges. 4/6
The One and Only, "Orwell Rolls," a Film About Our Orwellian Media
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Hey Hey, Ho Ho, It's Time For You To Go! -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Zimbabwe's Very American Election -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
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
Gun Industry Immunity and What Would Jesus Pack?
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!
Yes, ANOTHER DeLay Scandal. Washington Lobbyist Arranged Lavish Foreign Trip for DeLay and Family. Enough Already, We Can't Keep Up!
A Second DeLay Scandal Story! First Washington Post, Now New York Times! DeLay Wife & Daughter Reportedly Received More Than $500k From PAC and Campaign. He Is Toast.
DeLay is Finding Out that People Just Don't Like Snakes, Even in His Home District
Dear America, It's Time for Change -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
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Fiore presents: Commissions we'd like to see 4/8
This Modern World: Florida, cauldron of craziness! 4/6
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Tom DeLay: Judging the judiciary 4/7
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