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Month: March 2005

March 4, 2005
Better Lucky Than Good

Sometimes you just have to give credit where credit is due. Like Chauncey Gardner in Being There, right now everything in the Middle East seems to be coming up roses for George W. Bush - and the United States. But like Chauncey, Bush the born-again democratic idealist has a series of happy accidents to thank […]

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March 3, 2005
Remembering Strom

The grim legacy of Strom Thurmond seems to grow darker every day. A recently released 1965 FBI memo shows that segregationist Thurmond pressed the agency to go after civil rights leader Martin Luther King, who he deemed "controlled by communists." The FBI released the memo and 600 pages of other materials in its Thurmond file […]

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March 1, 2005
Framed: Lakoff's Dubious Speech Therapy for Democrats

In the wake of November?s disaster for Democrats, liberals and progressives of all stripes have been seeking guidance and comfort in the work of cognitive scientist and linguist George Lakoff. All the rage among Democrats, his book Don?t Think of An Elephant has introduced the term ?framing? into the daily lexicon of political animals. For […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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