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Subject: Co-Equal At Last
Why would the democratic majority in Congress, judged by a solid majority of citizens to be a failure, nevertheless persist in a campaign of thinly veiled (and sometimes naked and undeniable) enabling of Bush? Nancy Pelosi explained it to Wolf Blitzer. She hopes to shove the Iraq war across the aisle, point to republicans and say: "It's yours!"
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Jim Ridout
"Mandela is dead"
These words spoken by a silly, stupid, and ignorant man contrast in a remarkable and ironic way with words spoken by Nelson Mandela, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Who really knows what George W. Bush actually meant when he uttered his jaw-dropping announcement regarding President Mandela or his discovery of who killed him.... Saddam Hussein. It was one of those moments where you feel the world sort of feeling embarrassed that we have such a man leading this nation, and at the same time you laugh out loud.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
"Since Gen. David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Iraq, testified this month, Republicans have said they are willing to give his strategy more time to work. GOP members have blocked Democratic bills ordering troops home." Congressional Repuglicans can be likened to cattle following the leader over the cliff into the abyss! It takes no thought, no deliberation, no consideration, no statesmanship, and certainly no judgment, just run, run, run behind mindless, senseless insanity! Sadly though, our soldiers and innocent Iraqis will suffer the deaths of this Repuglican lunacy!
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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by Dave Zirin
When 50,000 people -- many young, many poor, overwhelmingly African-American -- marched in Jena, La., last Thursday, the political impact was felt around the country. Marching on behalf of six young men known as the Jena 6, who face prison time for a schoolyard fight, the case held an echo of past civil rights movements. At the center of it all is Dr. John Carlos.
"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
Abe Lincoln understood this great land.
"Speak softly and carry a big stick."
Teddy Roosevelt didn't lay it on thick.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Human Rights Campaign
"Gen. Pace's job is to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, not to use his own personal feelings to decide what is morally acceptable or not," said HRC President Joe Solmonese
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
DNC Calls on Rudy Giuliani to Come Clean on Ties to Right-Wing Power Grab Initiative in California
Rudy Has Yet To Disavow Ties to Shady Financial Backers of Front Group