Every administration has its scandals, those political quagmires and ethical fiascos that change our culture and forever mar presidential legacies. Among others, Nixon had Watergate, Reagan had Iran-Contra, and Clinton had, um, Lewinsky. Yet George W. Bush, whose scandals have been the most frequent, severe and damaging, has emerged largely unscathed. Uniquely among modern presidential […]
Month: January 2005
New Democrat Network President and founder Simon Rosenberg made it official today and jumped into the race for chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Perrspectives has been a big supporter of Rosenberg for the DNC chairmanship. In case you missed it, here's our view from December 9th: "Simon Says: Rosenberg for DNC Chair"
As we previously discussed in "The Party of Choice", the Bush Social Security privatization is only loosely concerned about increasing market returns for retirement savings, providing greater freedom to American investors or even staving off a supposed funding crisis. Win or lose, the Bush plan seeks nothing less than to dramatically redefine the role of […]
For those of you who missed, CBS offered a fawning portrait of Google on last night's installment of 60 Minutes. Aside from a brief mention of the Microsoft threat, Leslie Stahl's lovefest had little negative to say about everyone's favorite Internet company. Well, not quite everyone. As we reported last year, Google the Internet darling […]