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Month: April 2007

April 8, 2007
Tommy Thompson and the Bush Kiss of Death

On Wednesday, former Wisconsin Governor and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson joined the increasingly crowded field in the 2008 Republican presidential race. But thanks to his enabling role in President Bush's Medicare prescription fiasco, Thompson's White House prospects were already dim even before last week's announcement. Like Michigan's John Engler and New Jersey's […]

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April 7, 2007
Happy Easter from Tom Delay

On this Easter Sunday, Jesus is apparently not the only one who is risen. Tom Delay, the Prince of Darkness, is back from political exile with a fiery new book of right-wing rage. In it, the Hammer hammers friend (he described Texas GOP colleague Dick Armey as "drunk with ambition") and foe alike "(liberals have […]

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April 4, 2007
Michael Chertoff on Clean Skin and Homegrown Terrorism

Among the loyal hacks who permeate the Bush administration, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has been one of the most reliably banal. So when Chertoff described the threat to the United States from so-called "clean skin" terrorists, most liberal bloggers understandably assumed this was just the latest example of that brand of casual conservative racism […]

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April 3, 2007
Florida Joins the Ohio Pantheon of Villains

For the second time in three months, the University of Florida has dashed the national title hopes of my beloved Ohio State Buckeyes. Just weeks after the Gators demolished a heavily-favored Ohio State team 41-14 in the BCS football championship game in Glendale, Arizona, Florida's hoops squad controlled the Bucks from start to finish in […]

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April 3, 2007
GOP Quotes of the Week, Gonzo-McCain Edition

Reeling from a cavalcade of scandals and policy disasters, President Bush and his water carriers among the Republican faithful offered up another healthy dose of eye-popping lies, hilarious hypocrisy, verbal psychosis and other rhetorical disasters in recent days. Carnage in Iraq, a disgraced Attorney General at home and myriad other woes produced another flood of […]

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April 1, 2007
Gonzales, Doan and the Republican Diversity Defense

"Diversity" is one word that is rarely associated with the conservative movement in general and the Republican Party in particular. From immigration and affirmative action to redistricting and minority voting rights, the lily-white GOP and its amen corner advocate a monotone, melanin-free vision for America. But when it comes to efforts by Republicans Alberto Gonzales […]

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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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