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Month: May 2007

May 31, 2007
Bush's AIDS PR Scam

On Wednesday, President Bush once again turned to AIDS for air cover in the battle for global opinion. Facing the prospect of universal condemnation by the international community for a wildly unpopular American policy, President Bush tried to change the topic and buy some global goodwill by announcing massive new U.S. AIDS funding. This time, […]

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May 29, 2007
Richardson, Hispanic Organizations Fail the Gonzales Test

It's no surprise that the ongoing controversy over Alberto Gonzales' role in the purging of U.S. prosecutors has revealed the limitless intent of the Bush administration to convert the Department of Justice into an appendage of the Republican Party. What is more surprising - and deeply disappointing - is the unwillingness of leading Hispanic figures […]

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May 28, 2007
Memorial Day: Help the Troops and Their Families

One year ago today, I asked my readers to take a Memorial Day pause from the debate over the war in Iraq to reflect on the sacrifices of our servicemen and women, and to find ways to support them and their families. One year and almost 1000 U.S. dead later, I believe those Memorial Day […]

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May 25, 2007
McCain Attacks Himself on Plan B for Iraq

In the wake of the Senate vote of Iraq war funding, Arizona Senator John McCain lashed out at Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. And, as it turns out, himself. On Friday, McCain raged against his Democratic colleagues Clinton and Obama for their no votes and "waving a white flag" to Al Qaeda: "What is Senator […]

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May 25, 2007
Fred Thompson: Watergate Hero Turned Plamegate Villain

As Republicans await with baited breadth the signal that former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson is jumping into the 2008 presidential race, more ironic revelations concerning the politician-turned-actor continue to surface. As it turns out, the Watergate hero who helped reveal Richard Nixon's Watergate cover-up is now helping Scooter Libby facilitate his Plamegate smoke-screen. To follow […]

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May 24, 2007
Politicizing Crime

Among the least surprising developments arising from Monica Goodling's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee was the reflexive use of the "criminalization of politics" defense. Not by the witness, that is, but by Republican members of the committee themselves. That is to be expected. After all, whether the scandal involves Tom Delay, the outing of […]

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May 23, 2007
Clinton, Giuliani and the Iowa Effect

On Monday, I suggested that new polls coming out of Iowa could signal serious trouble for the both the Democratic and Republican front-runners in 2008. The surprising early leads for John Edwards and Mitt Romney could produce an Iowa Effect, upending the conventional wisdom regarding the dynamics of election '08. Apparently, some in the Giuliani […]

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May 23, 2007
Radical Right Irony Watch: Monica, Mary, Bombers & Sharks

Wednesday was a very bad day for the radical religious right. Proud products of flagship evangelical universities were revealed to be criminals and terrorists. And on the same day that vice presidential daughter and oxymoronic lesbian conservative Mary Cheney delivered her baby, a scientific study reported news of female sharks conceiving offspring without males. In […]

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May 23, 2007
Monica Goodling's Immaculate Conception

In her testimony today before the House Judiciary Committee, former DOJ White House liaison Monica Goodling joined Alberto Gonzales, Kyle Sampson and Paul McNulty in disclaiming any role in the creation of the infamous list of U.S. attorneys to be fired. It should comes as no surprise that the graduate of Regent University law school […]

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May 23, 2007
UPDATED: U.S. Attorney Scandal Resource Center

With Monica Goodling's testimony underway, the Perrspectives U.S. Attorney Scandal Resource Center has been updated. For all the latest news, document dumps, email archives, hearing transcripts and other essential materials in the political motivated firings of U.S. attorneys, see "The U.S. Attorney Resource Center."

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Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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