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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.

by Cindy Sheehan

Journey for Humanity and Accountability: Day 7

The Journey for Humanity and Accountability took a two-day hiatus in Charlotte, NC while I traveled home to the Bay Area to attend the memorial service of a dear friend of mine. The rest of the group used the time in Charlotte to repair tires, rest, catch up on e-mails, and help work on the next few stops. In the meantime, to the consternation of the Democratic blogosphere, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has 7 more days to put impeachment back on the table. Very few people on these blogs recognize the fact that it's not my fault that Ms. Pelosi is not doing her job.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007 14:46

Dave Lindorff: Feingold Turns to Dross

by Dave Lindorff

In a diary entry on DailyKos, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), one of the most consistently progressive liberals in the Senate, surrendered to the Democratic Party Establishment with an embarrassing string of lame and tired excuses for not standing for impeachment of the Bush/Cheney regime.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007 08:18

George Gerber: A Stain of the Union

by George Gerber

A common trait that winds its way through most debates and discussions in our society: arguments are most frequently driven by emotions, not facts. Most of us, if put on trial, would be found guilty of succumbing to this human weakness. It requires less work to argue based on your feelings than it does to argue based on information that is clear, accurate, and unambiguous. Opposing positions regarding the Iraq war, our economy, free speech, liberty and justice, and many other aspects of the American Dream are as diverse as our people. But they are, for the most part, just opinions, usually expressed in the comfort of our living rooms while sipping coffee and contemplating the deeper meaning of life.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007 08:11

BuzzFlash Mailbag for July 17, 2007


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Subject: Awe

The mockingbird can change its tune 37 times in 7 minutes. Politicians regard this ability with awe.

by Michael Winship

Day One

"La Toya Jackson."

The famous name drew laughter as it was read from the roll at the main New York County courthouse, 100 Centre Street. Hers was just one of a few hundred names read on a Monday morning four weeks ago, folks who had been called to serve on a state grand jury in Manhattan.

I wish Al Gore would soon inspire
All Democrats to buck up


Seems the "chatter" regarding al Qaida has also picked up in the United States of late! "... President Bush on Thursday called al Qaida 'the main enemy' in Iraq ... The reference, in a major speech at the Naval War College that referred to al Qaida at least 27 times ..." and then there's, "McCain's Iraq Speech Today Mentions Al Qaeda 15 Times" followed by, "KING: Michael Chertoff, our director of homeland security, has a gut feeling about terrorism coming this summer," and then there's the latest NIE, "The new National Intelligence Estimate will warn that al Qaeda will try to use its capabilities and contacts in Iraq to attack the United States, according to a senior government official." Is this truth or consequences?????

by Dennis Loo

(BuzzFlash note: This is the first of a 2-part series. The second part can be found here.)

How do we get from where we are to where we need to be? We know there is a big gap between here and there. The people of this country need to act in the millions in visible and unmistakable ways if we are to have a chance at driving Bush and Cheney from power, repudiating what they stand for, and creating a wholly different political atmosphere.

Before Rep. Chris Cannon gets too holier than thou
There is something that I'd like to mention now.

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