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Month: February 2007

February 18, 2007
The Plane Truth: Private Jet-Setter Hannity Attacks Gore

On Sunday night, Sean Hannity will unveil his latest smear campaign against Al Gore. Hoping to portray the Oscar and Nobel-nominated Gore as a "Gulfstream Liberal," the Hannity's America hit segment will try to paint the former Vice President as a private jet flying, carbon-burning, global warming machine. And Sean Hannity should know. After all, […]

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February 16, 2007
Sam Seder's Clinton Complex

If today's performance by Sam Seder is any indication, the future of post-Al Franken Air America is bleak indeed. During a discussion of Iraq war profiteering of Bush/Cheney-linked firms such as Halliburton and Bechtel, Seder launched a surreal diatribe against Bill Clinton. Entertaining a caller's assertion that President Clinton was a major Halliburton shareholder, Seder […]

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February 15, 2007
Evil Doers of the Week

It has been an extremely productive week for the Avenging Angel, punisher of the evil-doers of the conservative crusade. With the right on the run over its mismanagement of Iraq, dubious dealings with Iran, Congressional corruption and sordid personal meltdowns, the Republican locomotive is falling off the rails of public opinion. The Republican rot, as […]

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February 13, 2007
Fool Me Once: Bush and Iran

As the debate over Iran's involvement in attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq heats up, the Bush White House is facing a credibility gap of historic proportions. Four and a half years after mangling the old saying himself, President Bush's Iran saber-rattling is suffering from the same "Fool Me Once" syndrome he bungled in September […]

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February 13, 2007
Boehner: The American People Embolden the Enemy

The House of Representatives began its debate on Iraq today. And almost on cue, House Republican leader John Boehner offered up the "embolden the enemy" talking point, still #1 on the list of Top 10 GOP Sound Bites. As the AP reported, Boehner put on an Oscar-worthy performance: "We will embolden terrorists in every corner […]

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February 13, 2007
Romney's Ford Follies

Just two days after I wrote about Mitt Romney's cynical decision to announce his GOP presidential bid in Michigan, the former Massachusetts Governor finds himself at the center of yet another interest group storm. This time, it's the National Jewish Democratic Council, which lambasted Romney for selecting the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn as the […]

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February 10, 2007
Romney Runs - Away

On Tuesday, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will formally enter the race for the 2008 Republican nomination for President. But by announcing his run for the White House in Michigan, Romney is trying to run away - far, far away - from his own moderate reign in liberal Massachusetts. Romney, of course, is nominally from Michigan, […]

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February 8, 2007
Flashback: Snickers Ad Slanders Cleveland

The controversy over the ill-conceived and arguably homophobic Snickers Super Bowl ad continues to simmer for its parent company Masterfoods. AmericaBlog reports that Masterfoods is in "full crisis mode" over the spot and that "heads will roll" to ensure that Snickers marketing never again insults large swaths of the American public. But sadly, Snickers is […]

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February 6, 2007
This Week in the Culture War

Some breaking stories are destined to become instant battlegrounds in the Culture War. Even as you learn of the events, you can immediately envision the "values" vultures of Fox News on the right or the minions of multiculturalism on the left mobilizing to denounce the latest outrage. To be sure, this week has produced a […]

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February 5, 2007
The Taxman Doesn't Cometh

Monday's New York Times offers an analysis of the latest front in the partisan class war, the battle to collect unpaid taxes. The plot of this morality tale is predictable. On one side, Democrats seek to capture up to $100 billion in tax fraud to help fund their "paygo" budget plans. On the other, the […]

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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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