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Month: April 2005

April 8, 2005
A Word from Our Sponsor

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April 7, 2005
Conservative Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Once again, the conservative punditocracy and blogosphere is learning the painful lesson that the truth does not necessarily set you free. From Fox News and Rush Limbaugh to virtually the entire right-wing blogosphere, the regiments of right-wing venom were all wrong about the much-hyped "GOP Schiavo talking points memo." Over the past 10 days, they […]

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April 7, 2005
Peabody Envy

Among the certainties of today's American conservative movement is the hostility towards objective truth and the scientific method. As I wrote in "The Potemkin President", the Lysenkoism of the Right requires an attack on any finding that runs counter to its policies or ideology. The Right's same fierce denial, it appears, also applies to journalistic […]

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April 7, 2005
Fonda, Jackson and the Irredeemables of the Left

I've often taken conservatives to task for their papal claims of infallability. In the GOP Schiavo memo case, as in so many others too numerous to recount here, the Republicans and their amen corner got it wrong and refused to own up and apologize. If liberals are going to cast stones, however, we better get […]

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April 5, 2005
When Markets Attack

Yesterday, AOL hero turned villain Steve Case announced his next new thing. Launching a company called Revolution with $500 million of his money, Case has the outsized goal of transforming the health care system for American consumers. But while the health care market may succeed in making Steve Case richer still, it will almost certainly […]

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April 4, 2005
The Potemkin President

Among her legacies, Russian Empress Catherine the Great brought the term "Potemkin Village" into the vernacular. It refers to the elaborate villages erected by Russian minister Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin to impress Catherine with her new Crimean conquests. In today's political parlance, the term has become synonymous with the sophisticated facade and the clever ruse - […]

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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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