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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael T. McPhearson and Ying-Lee

There are many kinds of betrayal in human affairs. But in the affairs of state, there is no greater act of disloyalty than to send young men and women to their deaths on the basis of fraud. No soldier should ever give a life or take a life for a lie.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

News of President Bush's weekend colonoscopy and the successful removal of five benign, non-cancerous polyps put me in mind of Evelyn Waugh's comment after the disagreeable Randolph Churchill, son of Winston, underwent a somewhat similar procedure.

WORLD ENERGY WATCH
edited by Gloria Lalumia 

The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources 

A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

The fundamental goal is to create uncompromising, viewer-funded world news -- video-based world news. We think the big gap in the media landscape is for independent, video-based, daily news service. And by independent, we mean no government funding, no corporate funding, and no advertising.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Harvey Wasserman

As you read this, swarms of extremely well-paid PR flacks are spinning the Kashiwazaki nuke quake into an argument for building more reactors. They will deploy utter absurdities and personal attacks, followed by the sound of media-complicit silence.

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

Well, the Busheviks stole the presidency, and have survived through an endless Iraq War with an ever-changing mission, so no one has ever accused them of being timid. While the Democrats worry if their trousers are creased or if their slip is showing, the Busheviks are punching them in the face.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

DNC Press

MUST READ: Rudy Giuliani's Divisive Leadership Exposed

Washington, DC - As Americans are looking for a leader to put an end to the divisiveness of the past six years, an article in The New York Times yesterday demonstrates that Rudy Giuliani offers voters more of the same failed, divisive leadership. As mayor of New York City, the piece notes that Giuliani often marginalized critics and antagonized members of his own party.

Monday, 23 July 2007 06:44

Jim Ridout: A Moral Obligation

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Jim Ridout

The major news networks had their conservative caps on this weekend as they engaged us in what our "moral obligation" is to Iraq. Not that this is a bad question, but the topic of moral might have been a good conversation 5 years ago as we invaded a sovereign nation that had absolutely no connection to the tragedy of September 11.

Monday, 23 July 2007 06:11

BuzzFlash Mailbag for July 23, 2007

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Subject: There Go Their Values

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

Journey for Humanity and Accountability, Day 14

Our Constitution established a tri-partite system of government, with the notion that each branch of government would act as a check on the other two. Unfortunately, for the last 6 years, the Republicans in Congress have largely viewed themselves as defenders of the Bush Administration, instead of a vital check on overreaching by the Executive Branch. By doing so, I believe they have acted to the detriment of our Constitutional form of government.

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