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Month: May 2005

May 30, 2005
Sharpening Their Clause: The Coming Bush Judges

Only days after the Senate reached a tenuous compromise to preserve the judicial filibuster, it appears the first Supreme Court vacancy of the Bush era may be imminent. AP reports that Chief Justice Rehnquist is preparing to step down and that the White House is already preparing to nominate his successor. There is an emerging […]

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May 28, 2005
Remember the Troops, Support Their Families

Memorial Day in the United States arrives this year at a sobering time. As the violence and disorder conitnues in Iraq, American servicemen and women stand in harm's way there, in Afghanistan and around the world. Our troops and their families deserve our thanks and need our support. This is the first modern American conflict […]

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May 27, 2005
Conservatives Gone Wild: Powerline Drool Edition

In February, Perrspectives reported on (and Wonkette duly noted) the bizarre pubescent spectacle of right wing bloggers publicly drooling over women at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Now, Powerline, of Rathergate fame and supposed "blog of the year", adds its drool to the conservative bucket with its coverage and photos of the Miss Universe […]

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May 27, 2005
Oregon House Dems Now Blogging

This week the entire Oregon House Democratic membership rolled out its own group blog. In what looks like a first among the 50 states, the Oregon House Dems have jumped into the blogosphere, both raising their own visibility and Oregon residents' access to them. The Oregon House Dems deserve credit not only for adopting new […]

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May 25, 2005
Paris Hilton and the Right Wing Food Fight

The Parents Television Council is taking to the air waves to protest the new Paris Hilton ad campaign from West Coast burger chain Carl's Jr. The controversial and widely viewed ad depicts the vapid and scantily clad Hilton gorging on Carl's burger while performing a masturbatory car wash. But while right-wing watchdogs like PTC's L. […]

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May 23, 2005
Nuclear Freeze and Bipolar Disorder

AP has reported that the Senate 12 have brokered an 11th hour deal to avert a showdown over the nuclear option. The deal announced by Senator John McCain preserves the Democrats right to filibuster, but gives Priscilla Owen, Janice Rogers Brown and William Pryor a vote on the Senate floor. If the early blogosphere feedback […]

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May 22, 2005
Separated at Birth

Far too much has already been made in the press about perceived parallels between the Bush administration and the new Star Wars film, Revenge of the Sith. That much said, on deeper inspection, the similarities between Darth Vader and George W. Bush are striking:

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May 22, 2005
Yoda Translates George Bush

Back in 1983, Star Wars technology became both the inspiration and name for Ronald Reagan's seemingly fantastic (or at least, fantastically expensive) space-based missile defense system. Twenty-two years and a $100 billion later, we still don't know if that system will actually work. But it is easy to imagine advances from a new Star Wars […]

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May 19, 2005
Judicial Filibuster Documents and Resources

The Perrspectives Document Library has been expanded to include materials and resources for the Senate showdown over the judicial filibuster. The Judicial Filibuster Resource Center includes resource guides from the Center for American Progress and Media Matters, key background articles on the origins of the Nuclear Option, and background on key GOP players like Bill […]

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May 19, 2005
Single Sorcerers

The ongoing Newsweek saga has given the Bush White House and its right wing jihadists what they see as a golden opportunity. Their simple goal is to use the Newsweek case and the Rathergate episode before it to wage a full scale assault on the credibility and objectivity of "mainstream press." In its place, they […]

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

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