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Month: March 2007

March 30, 2007
Keith Ellison, Syria and the Coming Conservative Smear

Today's announcement that a Congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will meet with Syrian President Bashir Al-Assad during a four nation Middle East swing was sure to raise the ire of the White House. But because the bipartisan group includes the Muslim Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison, the predictable conservative catcalls of treason are […]

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March 26, 2007
NBC's Williams Nails Gonzales on His Catch-22

In a surreal interview today with Alberto Gonzales, NBC's Pete Williams highlighted the shifting sands underneath the Attorney General's increasing untenable position. With a single question, Williams revealed Gonzales' Catch-22 in the firings of U.S. attorneys: he cannot claim to both have played no role in the evaluations of the fired attorneys and know that […]

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March 25, 2007
Cornyn Threatens Judges, Protects Gonzales

When it comes to defending the criminal wrong-doing of the Bush administration, few Republicans in Congress circle the wagons better than Texas Senator John Cornyn. With the exploding scandal over the firings of U.S. attorneys threatening the White House, Cornyn has come to the assistance of fellow former Texas Supreme Court justice, Attorney General Alberto […]

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March 23, 2007
Specter's Failure to Launch

Watching Republican Senator Arlen Specter challenge Bush administration wrong-doing is like witnessing a failed rocket launch. After the initial furious explosion of hot air, Specter almost immediately loses momentum and never breaks the dark gravitational pull of planet Bush. Specter's performance Thursday during the Senate Judiciary Committee's debate over issuing White House subpoenas in the […]

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March 21, 2007
The "Sentence Scooter" Contest Winners

Perrspectives is pleased to announce the winners of the "Sentence Scooter Contest." Two weeks ago, we asked readers to provide a fitting sentence for Mr. Libby, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff convicted on four counts of perjury and obstruction of justice in the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame. And what could be more […]

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March 19, 2007
Bush Iraq Irony Watch: "A Clean Bill Without Strings"

At this point in his dismal tenure, virtually any statement emanating from President Bush is dripping with irony. Today's speech marking the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq is no exception. For even as the President lambasted Congressional Democrats about the need for "clean" Iraq war funding bill "without strings" attached, it is the […]

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March 15, 2007
Top 10 GOP Sound Bites, "Mistakes Were Made" Edition

The Bushboard List of Top 10 GOP Sound Bites has seen another shake-up at the top of the charts. With the exploding U.S. attorneys scandal, the Scooter Libby verdict and the debate over Iraq war funding, a new crop of Republican talking points is zooming up the rankings. Topping the charts is the Gonzales-Bush smash […]

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March 14, 2007
Top 10 Reasons Gonzales Must Go

In the wake of his tortured press conference yesterday, politicians and papers across the nation are calling for the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. But despite the flood of revelations that the White House and Gonzales' Department of Justice authored a plot to purge U.S. attorneys for purely partisan political advantage, President Bush is […]

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March 13, 2007
The Link: GOP Purging Prosecutors - and Voters

The exploding U.S. attorneys scandal threatens to engulf the White House with the revelations that the Bush administration as early as February 2005 contemplated sacking all 93 prosecutors. But today's stories in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the LA Times reveal more than a White House determined to enforce loyalty to President […]

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March 12, 2007
Corporate Treason: Halliburton, Dubai and Iran

With Sunday's announcement of its headquarters relocation to Dubai, Halliburton completed its transformation from mere war-profiteer to corporate traitor. The motivations for the move are simple: death and taxes. Shifting its corporate headquarters not only allows Halliburton to shaft American taxpayers. It enables Dick Cheney's old firm to comfortably expand its large and growing business […]

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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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