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Month: August 2005

August 31, 2005
New Orleans Pays the Death Tax

Now should not be the time, as Kevin Drum of the Washington Monthly has noted, for the politics of blame. In the wake of Katrina's devastation along the Gulf Coast, Americans should be united in providing relief, resources and support to all in need. But sadly, that massive relief effort will take place during a […]

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August 28, 2005
Intelligent Design in Iraq

There are at least two things we know for certain about George W. Bush. One, he is committed to "stay the course" in Iraq, despite the clear and growing chaos on the ground. And second, Bush believes in the doctrine of intelligent design. As it turns out, the two are related for President Bush. There […]

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August 25, 2005
America and China in Hot Oil

It�s been a busy week for energy news in the United States. First, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in the United States topped $2.60. Then, a barrel of oil flirted with $68, yet another record. And Bush Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta announced minor revisions to the federal CAFE fuel efficiency standards […]

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August 16, 2005
Medicaid's Fort Sumter

When South Carolina makes the headlines, it's rarely good news for the United States or the American people. In 1828, South Carolina was the hotbed of the Nullification movement. In 1860, South Carolina's secession led the way to the Confederacy and in April the following year, fired the shots at Fort Sumter that started the […]

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August 15, 2005
The Image Gallery

In response to reader requests, we're pleased to offer the Perrspectives Image Gallery. In one place, the Image Gallery brings together all of the most popular Perrspectives images and graphics. These include Bush on the Couch, Easter Reflections on Tom Delay, Bill O'Reilly's VideoGate, the Bush Iraq Report Card, Baghdad Bob and DC Dick, Justice […]

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August 14, 2005
On W's Words of Wisdom

President Bush' s struggles with his mother tongue are legendary. Collections and analyses of "Bushisms" even predate his ascendence to the White House. But in defending his refusal to meet with grieving Iraq war mother Cindy Sheehan, George W. Bush reached a new plateau of verbal incontinence: "But whether it be here or in Washington […]

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August 10, 2005
Justice Sunday II: This Time It's Biblical

For those of you who missed the "Justice Sunday" protest against the judicial filibuster, Tony Perkins, the Family Research Council and American Taliban friends are back with Justice Sunday II. Justice Sunday II, to be held on Sunday, August 14th in Nashville, Tennessee, brings together some of the leading lights of the American reactionary right […]

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August 5, 2005
Karl Rove Whack-a-Mole Contest Winners!

On August 3rd, 2005, the fifth anniversary of George W. Bush's promise to "uphold the honor and dignity of the office", Perrspectives concluded the "Karl Rove Whack-a-Mole Contest." Today, we're pleased to announce the winners. Hundreds of people worldwide came forward to be judge and jury for Karl Rove. Their verdict for Rove's outing of […]

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August 1, 2005
The Global War on Error

In a rhetorical shift last week, the Bush administration unveiled a new name for its worldwide war against an abstraction. The old moniker "Global War on Terror" (or GWOT) has been exchanged for the new label, the "Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism" (or G-SAVE). The results for America and the world, sadly, will be the […]

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August 1, 2005
Chaos Theory: Bush & The Bolton Diversion

As expected, President Bush Monday morning made a recess appointment of John Bolton to the post of UN ambassador for the United States. This, despite Bolton's inability to get Senate approval, his lie regarding his testimony in the Plame affair, and the possibility of his own involvement in a White House orchestrated smear campaign against […]

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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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