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Enforcement of environmental laws by the EPA has declined dramatically under the Bush Administration, according to the new report "Paying Less to Pollute." The study was released Wednesday by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), a non-partisan watchdog group.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

To borrow a detestable, overused phrase from the Repuglican side of the aisle, "at the end of the day" -- don't say I didn't warn you -- George Bush with a little help from Cheney, Rove, Rice and others is going to "surge" right into Iran! He's already begun his standard operating procedures for war -- along with ‘psyco'-ops, lies and fear, he's trying to goad Iran into attacking us by supporting covert action against Iran! And if that doesn't work he'll ratchet up the hype on Iran's WMD nuclear program as justification for another preemptive "shock and awe"! I can hear them now, "Onward ho, there's oil in them there sand hills"!

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

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. 

Bush Has Been Secretly Planning To Double Troops In Iraq By December

For many military families
That sound's not Santa knocking
It's, God help us, a second surge
In their Christmas stocking.

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by Michael Winship

LONDON -- It's Iraq wot done him in. Tony Blair, that is.

What began with such promise when he became the British prime minister in 1997 is over, as dead as mutton. Blair can thank his pal the American president for that, as well as his own hubris.

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by Harvey Wasserman

On 9/11/2001, George W. Bush, Rudy Giuliani, and Christine Todd Whitman sent a message to New York: Drop Dead.

The fallout now taints us all.

Tuesday, 22 May 2007 08:39

BuzzFlash Mailbag for May 22, 2007

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by Kathleen Wynne

I read your article on Mark Crispin Miller's book Fooled Again. I have great respect and appreciation for Dr. Miller's work. However, in the article, you only mention the following men who have tried to get the word out about the election reform issue: Steve Freeman, Bob Fitrakis, Harvey Wasserman, Steve Rosenfeld, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Greg Palast, Brad Friedman, Paul Lehto, Jonathan Simon, David Moore as those who are getting the word out about election reform. Where are the women who are getting the word out?

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Thom Prentice, Austin, Texas

Texas Lt. Gov. and 19 Senate Republicans nominated for worst person in the world honors on Keith Olbermann's MSNBC program!

Texas state senator Mario Gallegos, Jr. (D-Houston), who had a LIVER TRANSPLANT last winter, has been forced by Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and 19 Republican state senators to stay in a hospital bed in a small room next to the Texas Senate in the state's capitol building AGAINST DOCTORS ORDERS.

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by Dave Lindorff

The divide between Democratic leaders contemplating their re-election prospects in 2008 and rank-and-file Democrats is becoming a chasm -- one so wide that Congressional Democrats may soon find it hard to straddle it.

The issue is impeachment.

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