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Month: September 2005

September 30, 2005
An Army of One?

The recruiting woes of the American military continue unabated. The AP reported today that the U.S. Army just completed its worst recruiting year since 1979. The shortfall for the all-volunteer force was among the most dramatic, both in absolute numbers (7,000) and as a percentage of the target (80,000), since the United States ended conscription […]

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September 30, 2005
The GOP Scandal Documents

With Tom Delay indicted and Judith Miller released from jail, the bubbling pot of Republican corruption, cronyism and skullduggery is reaching a boiling point. Ever the schadenfreude merchant, the Perrspectives Document Library is only to happy to offer the essential documents and materials for the Delay, Rove and other festering scandals of the Banana Republicans. […]

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September 28, 2005
Delay Indicted. Frist Investigated. God in His Heaven.

It's been a bad day for the Banana Republicans. First, House Majority Leader Tom Delay was indicted. Then, the SEC announced it is launching a formal investigation into Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's insider trading scandal. For today at least, God is in His Heaven and all is right with the world. Let's start with […]

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September 26, 2005
Banana Republicans

During a week when Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean tried to rally his party in a quixotic effort to block the confirmation of John Roberts, Republicans at all levels of government may have given him the keys to Congress. For Democrats, ending the epidemic of GOP corruption, patronage and cronyism has to be one […]

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September 21, 2005
Sins of Commission

The American people are rightly outraged by President Bush's refusal to call for an independent commission to investigate the disastrous government response to hurricane Katrina. A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll showed that 81% of Americans would like to see an independent panel versus only 18% backing a Congressional inquiry. Democrats will pay no price for opposing […]

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September 13, 2005
George Bush, Security Risk

In a short statement on Tuesday, George W. Bush completely undermined the entire premise for his second term as President. With plummeting polls in the wake of his administration's bungling of the New Orleans disaster, Bush sought the appearance of accountability. He said tersely, "to the extent the federal government didn't fully do its job […]

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September 4, 2005
Cancel the 9/11 Freedom Walk

With New Orleans and the Gulf States in ruins, now is not the time for purely symbolic acts, especially not cynical ones. That's why President Bush and the Pentagon should cancel the so-called Freedom Walk scheduled for Sunday, September 11. From its inception, the Freedom Walk has been controversial. Putting only thinnest veneer of patriotism […]

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September 2, 2005
Compassionate Conservatism, RIP

Over two years ago, I wrote the words below as part of long piece titled, "The Opt Out Society: The GOP Threat to National Unity and the American Social Contract." Now, two years later, with New Orleans in ruins, hundreds dead and thousands more at risk, we see the willful neglect of the Bush administration […]

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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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