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Month: February 2005

February 23, 2005
Euro Tripping

This week, most of the American press has focused on President Bush's European "charm offensive" and his prospects to "mend fences" with our NATO allies. But lost in the stories of Chirac the "good cowboy", "ridiculous" plans for Iran, and scolding Putin is the overriding issue of trans-Atlantic relations today: The Bush administration fundamentally does […]

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February 22, 2005
Today's Quiz

It's time to take Today's Quiz. The topic: threats to the American way of life. According to conservatives, which of the following is NOT a threat to the American republic? A) Spongebob Squarepants, rumored front-sponge for the gay agenda. B) Buster Baxter, the PBS cartoon bunny who counts Vermont lesbians among his friends. C) Patty […]

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February 22, 2005
Soulmates

Kicking off his European tour in Brussels, President Bush took Russian President Vladimir Putin to task for his steps away from democratic reform. Bush bluntly asserted that in order to take its place among the trans-Atlantic community, Russia "must renew a commitment to democracy and the rule of law." Clearly, Bush sent his friend a […]

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February 20, 2005
Fresh Air and Gray Skies: An Even Hand at NPR

For the raging right, National Public Radio is the poster child for liberal bias in the media. From Accuracy in Media and the Media Research Center to the National Review and Bill O'Reilly, NPR (or "National Palestine Radio" to its detractors), is the bete noir. How very surprised, then, they must have all been while […]

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February 11, 2005
Fried Rice: Condi's Coming 9/11 Firestorm

On the same day that the North Korean announcement of its nuclear weaponry put the Bush administration on the defensive, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice got a double-dose of blowback from her 9/11 dissembling. First, the release of a previously classified report by the National Archives shows that the FAA had been warned repeatedly of […]

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February 9, 2005
Ruy Texeira and the Whiteness of Being

Over at Donkey Rising, Ruy Teixeira analyzes the raw data from the final NEP 2004 exit poll is search of an explanation for John Kerry's defeat. Not surprisingly, he concludes that "It's the White Working Class, Stupid." That is, Democrats not only got clubbed again by the GOP among working class white men (by 30% […]

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February 9, 2005
A Banner Day for Republican Fraud

Q: What do the new Bush Medicare budget forecast and ex-Talon News reporter Jeff Gannon have in common? A: They are both frauds exposed on the same day. Medicon Today, the Bush administration revealed that its 10 year forecast for Medicare, including the supposed prescription drug benefit, will be $1.2 trillion. That's $1.2 trillion between […]

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February 8, 2005
Bush on the Couch

Sooner or later, every president is the subject of a "psycho-history." These works usually claim to explain the policies, behavior and even mannerisms of the occupant of the Oval Office based on a pseudo-psychological examination dating back to his childhood. Now, it's George W. Bush's turn on the couch: (Click here for a larger version […]

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February 8, 2005
Updated Social Security Document Library!

The Perrspectives Social Security Document Library has just been updated. It now includes the Republicans' cynical game plan, the Wehner memo, the Trustees' 2004 Report, the 2001 report of the Presidential Commission, CEPR's simple fact sheet, and resources from AARP, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the Campaign for America's Future and ThereIsNoCrisis.com. Recent […]

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February 4, 2005
Bush, Race and the State of the Union

During the February 3rd segment of the Abrams Report on MSNBC, part of the discussion focused on President Bush's surprising and vocal support for DNA evidence funding during the State of the Union address. Abrams and his guests seemed mystified as to why President Bush, a man who presided over more executions than any other […]

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