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Month: April 2008

April 10, 2008
The Bush League Economy in a Picture

Once in a rare while, a single image tells you everything to know about the American economy. On Wednesday, the New York Times featured a simple chart showing that President Bush has presided over the first post-World War II economic expansion in which Americans' median family income declined. If the American Dream is defined in […]

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April 9, 2008
Right Assails Diversity Staging at Obama Event

Over at the Weekly Standard, Michael Goldfarb takes the Obama campaign to task for deploying the "diversity police" during an appearance by Michelle Obama today at Carnegie Mellon University. But while the campaign staff's efforts to produce a multi-racial backdrop may have been ham-handed, they pale in comparison to the comic Republican attempts to create […]

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April 8, 2008
Five Questions for Petraeus and Crocker

In their testimony before Congress today, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker began painting a picture of American progress in Iraq. But even as the United States faces a diminishing threat from Al Qaeda thanks in part to former Sunni insurgents the U.S. has largely co-opted, American forces find themselves increasingly engaged in an […]

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April 7, 2008
Israeli Settlements and the Return of McCain's Hagee Problem

Just when it seemed John McCain had weathered the storm over endorser John Hagee's rabid anti-Catholicism, the Texas pastor announced his latest effort to accelerate Armageddon. In the face of U.S. policy opposing the expansion of Isaeli settlements in the West Bank, Hagee's Christian United for Israel (CUFI) announced a $6 million donation to help […]

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April 7, 2008
The C-Word and McCain Family Values

Just days after a glowing AP profile of Cindy McCain, it turns out that John McCain's second marriage hasn't always been the picture of marital bliss. Apparently, McCain's ongoing anger management issues include calling his wife the C-word. That's one of the emerging stories in Cliff Schechter's new book, The Real McCain. As Raw Story […]

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April 6, 2008
McCain's Dishonest Defense of "100 Years" in Iraq

On Sunday, John McCain renewed his defense of a 100 year American presence in Iraq. Just days after his campaign accused Barack Obama of "dishonesty" and "nonsense talk" over Obama's claim that McCain "willing to send our troops into another 100 years of war in Iraq," the Republican nominee on Fox News again compared Iraq […]

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April 6, 2008
John McCain's Health Care Crisis

John McCain is facing a major health care crisis. Not so much his own, though questions abound about the Republican presidential nominee's bouts with skin cancer. No, as the Boston Globe details, it is the feeble McCain health care plan itself which is terminally flawed. Which isn't to say McCain's age and medical history aren't […]

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April 5, 2008
CNBC's Kudlow to McCain: Americans Need an Economic Enema

The American economy is in recession and according to Larry Kudlow, that is a cause for celebration. On Friday, the National Review regular and CNBC host praised three months of job losses as "an economic cleansing" and beamed that "recessions are therapeutic." And by all indications, Kudlow's prescription of an economic enema for the American […]

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April 4, 2008
Top 10 Darrell Issa Hall of Shame Moments

Darrell Issa's (R-CA) stunning statement reducing the 9/11 attack on the United States to a "simple" plane crash is just the latest outrage from the execrable California Republican. After all, the one-time accused car thief turned car alarm magnate attacked the families of dead Blackwater contractors, accused Valerie Plame of perjury and played a vital […]

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April 3, 2008
The Politico's Half-Story on McCain's Religion

In the Politico this morning, Jonathan Martin offers what the New Republic deemed a "smart piece" about John McCain's religious beliefs. But in describing McCain's reluctance to speak publicly about his faith ("McCain Shies Away from Religion Talk"), Martin tells only half the story. Given that John McCain is now the de facto leader of […]

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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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