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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Harvey Wasserman

Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Graham Nash are again singing the praises of solar energy. But it's a hard song for reactor backers now desperately seeking more than $50 billion in federal loan guarantees.

Friday, 09 November 2007 06:33

Frank Wietrzychowski: Save Our Anomaly

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Frank Wietrzychowski

The Greeks thought of the polis as an active, formative thing, training the minds and characters of the citizens; we think of it as a piece of machinery for the production of safety and convenience. The training in virtue, which the medieval state left to the Church, and the polis made its own concern, the modern state leaves to God knows what. -- H. D F. Kitto

Friday, 09 November 2007 05:27

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 9, 2007

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Subject: Cheney Impeachment Resolution

My hat is off to Rep. Dennis Kucinich for bringing this resolution to the floor. I won't pretend to understand all of the silly political games behind the Democrats trying to table it and the Republicons voting against tabling it. How far will it go? This will be interesting to see.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

One or more of the Democratic candidates for president have to challenge the American people, and perhaps even chastise us, about our fear. We have allowed the George Bush Bandwagon to pound on our fears like punk rockers at a brass and percussion concert. Shame on us! The music is horrible, but still they are allowed to play on!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Martha Rosenberg

While most people are lamenting the violence in Pakistan, Burma, Afghanistan, and Iraq, apparently it's not enough bloodshed for Vice President Dick Cheney.

Last month in a caravan of 15 sport utility vehicles and an ambulance -- no jokes, please -- Cheney made his way to Clove Valley Rod & Gun Club about 70 miles north of New York City, near Poughkeepsie, for a day of controlled bloodletting.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

From 1994-1997, I drew daily cartoons for Laugh Lines, the L.A. Times' humor page. I also wrote topical jokes every day. Since the WGA is now on strike, there will be no new shows from the likes of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O' Brien, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. Since they've cornered the late-night market, I've decided to stake out a different time of day to call my own.

Welcome to ...

Early Morning Jokes
by Tony Peyser

The WGA strike concerns many individuals
Concerned about not getting proper residuals.

The studios pout and then yell, "My God!
They want money for shows seen on an iPod?"

The answer to that question I'd have to guess,
Is something along the lines of, "Uh ... yes."

After all, by now it is rather well-known
That people can watch TV on their cell phone.

Besides, these Webisodes (which I doubt will be fads)
Often include little things you may know called ads.

68 percent of Americans oppose the war
That figure's real, no need to distort it;

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.

1//The Guardian, UK
WASHINGTON TELLS EU FIRMS: QUIT IRAN NOW

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