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by Dave Lindorff

There are two ways to look at the growing confrontation between Congress and the White House over access to information.

Either the administration is suckering Congress into a fight, confident that the Democratic Congress will back down and forever surrender its role as a co-equal branch of government; or that it will bring its contempt citations to federal court and lose, thanks to all those right-wing Federalist judges that Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II have stacked the judiciary with from bottom to top.

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. 

Thursday, 28 June 2007 09:46

Pamela Troy: The War on Truth

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One of a series; Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here. Part 4 is here.
by Pamela Troy

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Sharply Divided Supreme Court Strikes Down Voluntary School Integration Program

In a 5-4 ruling, with Chief Justice Roberts writing the majority decision and Justice Kennedy joining in the judgment, the Supreme Court declared that desegregation programs voluntarily undertaken by two public school districts (Louisville and Seattle) are unconstitutional. People For the American Way Foundation filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the school districts in the case.

Thursday, 28 June 2007 07:19

Joe Brewer: The Coming Biofuels Disaster

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by Joe Brewer

Have you ever tried to solve a problem only to discover that you made things worse in the process? This is happening right now with biofuels. We are on the road to disaster because the problem we are trying to solve has been framed inadequately. Harmful impacts from large-scale biofuel production are largely overlooked. And we aren't even addressing the right problem! The truth can be seen when we frame issues in the context of livability.

Thursday, 28 June 2007 05:16

BuzzFlash Mailbag for June 28, 2007

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Subject: The Extreme Court

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by Martha Rosenberg

Public health officials in Indiana are busy doing what Idaho public health officials did two years ago: claiming a cluster of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) victims is a mere coincidence.

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By Jeff Fleischer

Two cases of crime and a lack of punishment: one gets huge headlines featuring a hotel heiress (whom we already know). Receiving much less attention at the same time was the inherently more serious case of Lewis "Scooter" Libby and the concerted efforts of various right-wing pundits to lobby the president for a pardon. Granted, Libby has never released a sex tape (and here's hoping he never does) or appeared on "The Simple Life" (ditto), but the legal drama he currently stars in has real consequences for the rule of law and government accountability.

Senate Committee Demands Documents From White House In Warrant-Free Eavesdropping Program

Each side now circles their wagons & later will say a novena
In hope that they will be proven to have the biggest subpoena.

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