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Month: February 2007

February 28, 2007
The Beautiful Minds of the Bush Family

On the Larry King show Monday, First Lady Laura Bush demonstrated that the Bush family's legendary compassion deficit is contagious, if not genetic. Even as daily attacks in Iraq climbed to an average of 230 last month, Mrs. Bush casually dismissed the suffering of American troops and Iraqi civilians alike: "Many parts of Iraq are […]

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February 27, 2007
The Seattle Sonics: Public Financing for Private Bigotry?

In Seattle, the already fierce debate about public financing for a new basketball arena for the NBA's Sonics is about to get a lot hotter. As Dan Savage first reported yesterday, Sonics co-owners Aubrey McClendon and Tom Ward contributed $1.1 million to fund the anti-same-sex marriage campaign of radical crusader Gary Bauer. The revelations come […]

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February 26, 2007
Romney, Cheney in Deep with Iran Investments

In a high profile effort to bolster his credibility on national security, 2008 Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney last week called on New York to divest its pension fund of any holdings in firms doing with business with Iran. But as it turns out, it is Mitt Romney's former employer with the ties to […]

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February 25, 2007
All in the Family: Al Sharpton, Strom Thurmond and Other Ironies

Almost four years after his death, the legendary segregationist Strom Thurmond continues to cast a long shadow over American politics and society. In perhaps the most ironic revelation of this Black History Month, genealogists have found that civil rights icon Al Sharpton is descended from a slave once owned by relatives of the late Jim […]

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February 23, 2007
WaPo Slams Clinton, But Not Giuliani, on Speaking Fees

Today's Washington Post features an interesting examination former President Bill Clinton's new-found wealth earned on the speakers' circuit and the implications for his wife Hillary's 2008 presidential campaign. But while Bill Clinton brought in almost $10 million in speaking fees last year, he's not running for anything. Rudy Giuliani, on the other hand, is running […]

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February 22, 2007
Newsweek: Off-Script on Iran

Last week, Perrspectives documented the controversy and contradictions surrounding the administration's case to provide Iranian meddling in Iraq ("Fool Me Once: Bush and Iran"). Today, Newsweek provides more of the backstory in "Straying from the Script." While there is evidence of Iranian weapons and agents in Iraq, JCS Chairman Peter Pace and Centcomm commander William […]

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February 22, 2007
Study: Voter ID Programs Suppress Turnout

Just before November's midterm elections, a piece called "Divide, Suppress and Conquer" described the two-pronged Republican campaign strategy of mobilizing its conservative base while driving down the Democratic and independent vote. When it comes to vote suppression, a new study has found that the Republican tactics have been quite successful, indeed. In a report just […]

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February 20, 2007
UPDATED: CIA Leak Trial Resource Center

With closing arguments underway in the trial of Scooter Libby, Perrspectives has updated its CIA Leak/PlameGate Resource Center. The PlameGate document repository features all the latest Libby trial news, legal documents, timelines and other essential materials surrounding the Bush administration's outing of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame and its politics of payback against Joseph Wilson. […]

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February 20, 2007
Flag Hag

In South Carolina Monday, Senator Hillary Clinton once again reminded Democratic voters why so many have misgivings about her. Even as she rightly spoke out against flying the Confederate flag over public facilities in the Palmetto State, she called to mind her own pandering over the U.S. flag. In Orangeburg, S.C., good Senator Clinton declared […]

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February 19, 2007
Bush's Bin Laden Fantasy

I have long argued that for conservative Republicans, the only impeachable offense George W. Bush could ever commit would involve video evidence of him and Dick Cheney engaged in the throes of neo-con love-making. Now, just two days after his major address on the deteriorating situation against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, there are new revelations […]

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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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