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A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

Why should we care about the fate of the middle class? The answer to that question is a very simple one. Without a middle class, you won’t have a democracy. If you look at history, you see that those times when countries have had emerging or established middle classes are the times that those countries have been the most democratic, the most peaceful, and have best fulfilled the promises of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And it’s the best thing literally for all life on earth.

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

This is THE smoking gun. This is Bush's own 16 revamped intelligence agencies who have concluded that the Iraq War has expanded terrorism. Thousands upon Thousands of American and Iraq lives destroyed. Billions of dollars wasted.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

There should be a national outcry and national demand that the Senate Intelligence Committee immediately release the full text of its latest report, now being covered up until after the election, about whether and when false statements were made by Administration officials regarding pre-war Iraq intelligence.

The First in a Series of Democratic Campaign Ads BuzzFlash Would Like to See

Ad Title: "I Will Not Live in a State of Fear."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

Democratic Leaders in the House and Senate should call for open public hearings and if necessary a secret session of the Congress to address urgent issues of concern to our troops, military families, military communities, security moms and all Americans concerned about our security.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D.

In his famous essay, "On Liberty," John Stuart Mill made plain the danger of censoring the opinions of others. "The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion," he said, "is that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error."

Friday, 22 September 2006 08:56

BuzzFlash Mailbag for September 22, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: What's this ruckus about Habeas Corpus?

Dear Buzz,

For more than 400 years, the Writ of Habeas Corpus has been one of the most sacred legal protections we in the English-speaking world have had; it is a centerpiece of our liberty.

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION

by Angie Pratt

I don't want to hear about abortion. I don't want to hear about stem-cell research. I don't want to hear about federal judgeships. They are so much noise.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

If Osama bin Laden is the scare tactic used by Republicans to sway moderates, the very thought of Nancy Pelosi as the new Speaker of the House is what they are using to rile up their base. Today's leading headline at RNC.com is an ominous warning: "Dems Would Make A Liberal Partisan Who Doesn't Even Believe We Are At War Third In Line For The U.S. Presidency."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jeff Cohen, author of "Cable News Confidential"

"Devil" is in the Details: Chavez, Limbaugh and Name-Calling

Across the U.S. political and media spectrum, there was wide agreement yesterday: Name-calling and personal attacks are bad for national and global dialogue. Prompting the unity were Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' comments that President Bush was the devil incarnate, "El Diablo."

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