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Month: July 2005

July 31, 2005
Turd Blossom Tournament Ends Wednesday!

This is a last reminder that Perrspectives' own Karl Rove Whack-a-Mole Contest ends on Thursday, August 3rd. While the grand jury may not issue any indictments for months, you can be Karl Rove's judge and jury today. Just sentence Rove for his outrageous crimes and you could win an Apple iPod Shuffle or other great […]

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July 27, 2005
The Top 10 Bush Sound Bites

With the Karl Rove PlameGate scandal now in high gear, the Bush White House and the GOP leadership as usual have everyone singing the same tune. Over the last three weeks, their latest smash sound bite hit, "Don't Prejudge An Ongoing Investigation", has jumped to the top of the charts: Click here for performances of […]

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July 25, 2005
The Madness of King George

A new study in the British journal The Lancet may finally explain the dementia and unpredictable behavior of George III. High levels of arsenic, it appears, were behind the madness of King George. That mystery solved, what is George W. Bush's excuse?

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July 20, 2005
Holding Fire on Roberts

In yesterday's piece "Supreme Limitations on Democrats", I argued that liberals and progressives of all stripes should not reflexively oppose the nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace Sandra Day O'Connor. (Admittedly, when I wrote the piece, it was Judge Edith Brown Clement I had in mind.) The argument for restraint in the confirmation process […]

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July 17, 2005
The Plot Thickens

It's amazing what a difference a day makes. On Friday morning, Republicans proclaimed Karl Rove's exhonoration in the PlameGate affair, after a source close to investigation claimed that it was columnist Robert Novak who informed Karl Rove of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity, and not visa versa. But RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman's gloating notwithstanding, the […]

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July 16, 2005
The Goldberg 100 List Alternative

Right-wing media hatchet man and former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg is shilling his latest tome of venomous conservative rage, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken Is #37). In it, Goldberg aims to protect American culture from the likes of supposed liberal icons such as Michael Moore, Jimmy Carter, Barbara Streisand […]

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July 15, 2005
Broken China in Washington

A recurring topic here at Perrspectives has been the rise of China as a economic, military and diplomatic superpower and its impact on American security and prosperity. Since its inception, the response of the Bush administration to Beijing's emergence as American creditor, trading partner and strategic rival has alternately been silence or incoherence. This week, […]

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July 15, 2005
McClellan in a Persistent Vegetative State?

Over the past several months, some of the most insightful commentary and current events has come from Don Asmussen's Bad Reporter political cartoons. His July 13 contribution on the Karl Rove affair is no exception: "GOP: McClellan Not Stonewalling, He's In Persistent Vegetative State." Bad Reporter, which appears twice a week in the San Francisco […]

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July 12, 2005
The Rove-Plame Scandal Document Library

The Perrspectives Document Library has been expanded to include background articles and documents on the Karl Rove outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame. The Rove documents include the original Joseph Wilson New York Times op-ed, Robert Novak's column outing Wilson's wife Valerie Plame and key 2003 White House press briefings by Scott McClellan and President […]

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July 7, 2005
The Karl Rove Whack-a-Mole Contest

Ever feel like there?s no justice? While the New York Times? Judith Miller sits in jail for protecting the identity of the Valerie Plame turncoat, Bush White House grand inquisitor and likely leaker Karl Rove remains at large. That?s why you need to play Karl Rove Whack-a-Mole, the Perrspectives contest that lets you be Karl […]

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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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