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by Dave Zirin

There are more books about Muhammad Ali than Abe Lincoln: 300 titles in the children's section alone. You can also purchase The Muhammad Ali Reader, the Tao of Muhammad Ali, or the $4,000 GOAT -- a massive coffee table book about all things Ali that is slightly larger than a typical coffee table. His is a history that has been repeatedly regurgitated for popular consumption. Despite -- or maybe because of -- this crisis of Ali overproduction, I felt compelled to write The Muhammad Ali Handbook.


Does John McCain seriously believe becoming a Bush "clone" is going to win him the presidency? Or has he just plain lost it??? Is senility catching up? "BLITZER: Here's what you told Bill Bennett on his radio show on Monday. ‘There are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods today. The U.S. is beginning to succeed in Iraq.' MCCAIN: Yes. General Petraeus goes out there almost every day in an unarmed Humvee ... I know for a fact of much of the success we're experiencing, including the ability of Americans in many parts ... to go into some neighborhoods in Baghdad in a secure fashion. BLITZER: Michael, you've been there, what, for four years. You're walking around Baghdad on a daily basis. Has there been this improvement that Senator McCain is speaking about? MICHAEL WARE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: ... to think that General David Petraeus travels this city in an unarmed Humvee? I mean, in the hour since Senator McCain has said this, I've spoken to some military sources and there was laughter down the line. I mean, certainly, the general travels in a Humvee. There are multiple Humvees around it, heavily armed. There are attack helicopters, Predator drones, sniper teams, all sorts of layers of protection. So, no, Senator McCain is way off base on this one -- Wolf ... No way on Earth can a Westerner, particularly an American, stroll any street of this capital of more than 5 million people ... Honestly, Wolf, you'd barely last 20 minutes out there. I don't know what part of Neverland Senator McCain is talking about when he says we can go strolling in Baghdad."

Almost every aspect of Bush's administration
Has now wound up as an ongoing investigation.



Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.  A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries. 

by Burt Hall



Nuclear proliferation is the preeminent national security issue of our time. Under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, countries with nuclear arms are committed to negotiating disarmament. The purpose of this treaty is to, one day, permit freedom from the fear of nuclear extermination. However, many non-nuclear states are not satisfied with the progress to date of the larger powers, and some are trying to join the nuclear club.

by Rory O'Connor

Leave it to The New York Times to pronounce something "corrupt" and then wholeheartedly embrace it as "crucial."

by Kathy Peyser

For Democrats, it will be like Christmas and Hanukkah
If Republicans are done in by someone named Monica.


Tuesday, 27 March 2007 07:52

BuzzFlash Mailbag for March 27, 2007


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Subject: Will Impeachment Save the Republican Party?

Tuesday, 27 March 2007 03:51

Dr. J.'s Commentary: On Global Weirding

What came to be known as the "Indian Territory" was established by Congress in 1830 by the "Indian Removal Act." The Act was aggressively pursued first by the "Great Democrat," Andrew Jackson, and then by most of his successors to the end of the Indian Wars in the 1880s. The Indian Territory itself was primarily located on what eventually became the state of Oklahoma. Although there were many Indians living on that arid land -- what became the Great Dust Bowl of the 1930s -- it was nevertheless opened up to "white" settlement in the land rush of 1889. It eventually became a state in 1907, when the Indian Territory was formally abolished.


Thank goodness for Rep. Henry Waxman, he is gooooood!

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"COSTELLO: To sum it up, the only way President Bush can be impeached is if he violates the law. That's right. The Constitution makes it very clear, you can dislike a president all you want, but the only way a president can be impeached, is if he's found guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors ..." Uhh, Ms. Costello, obviously you haven't heard: "WILLIAM COHEN, FMR. DEFENSE SECRETARY: I would only take issue with the notion that a president could only be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. It doesn't necessarily mean a crime as we define a felonious crime, but rather it could be an abuse of power"! Now, we've all heard George Bush is an "abuser," hmmm, come to think of it, maybe that was about his abusing animals as a child and not power! Is it at all possible that a child who abuses animals will grow up to abuse power????

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