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Month: October 2008

October 13, 2008
The 2008 Nobel Prizes for Conservatives

Coming just 12 months after Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize, news that Princeton professor and New York Times economist Paul Krugman garnered the 2008 award for economics once again has some conservatives apoplectic. But while some (for example, here and here) take solace that Krugman was not recognized for his punditry, many rugged […]

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October 13, 2008
McCain's So-Called Adviser John Lewis Calls Him Out

Back in August, Republican presidential candidate John McCain stunned the audience at Pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback Forum by citing Democratic Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis as one of the "wisest people that you know that you would rely on heavily in an administration." On Saturday, Lewis offered McCain some sage advice - and […]

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October 12, 2008
McCain's Troubles with Economists Continue to Mount

Over the past two weeks, John McCain has learned the hard way that economics is called the "dismal science" for good reason. Plummeting in the polls as the meltdown of the global financial system exposes voters to his admitted ignorance of the economy, McCain is also being rejected by economists as well. As it turns […]

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October 11, 2008
McCain and Greenspan's Keating Connection

For the second time in two decades, John McCain and Alan Greenspan find themselves jointly linked to a major crisis in the American financial system. The New York Times' stinging rebuke of Greenspan Friday for his role in helping trigger the current Wall Street meltdown only served to remind Americans of John McCain's 2007 admission […]

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October 10, 2008
McCain's Remembrances of Things Future

On Thursday, John McCain once again resorted to his unique brand of political fraud. Claiming credit for potential future events as if they already happened in the past, he announced that running mate Sarah Palin was responsible for a $40 billion natural gas pipeline in Alaska that has yet to be built. For McCain, that […]

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October 9, 2008
ABC Exposes GOP's "Give Me Death" Defense of NSA Spying

Back in December 2005, Texas Senator John Cornyn pioneered what became the Republican Party's "give me death" defense of President Bush's program of illegal NSA domestic surveillance. "None of your civil liberties matter much," Cornyn announced, "after you're dead." As ABC revealed in its shocking expose of NSA personnel monitoring the private phone calls of […]

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October 8, 2008
McCain's Scorn Moves from "The One" to "That One"

No doubt, John McCain's two-word sneering dismissal of Barack Obama as "that one" dominated the headlines following last night's second presidential debate. But dripping in scorn and condescension as it was, McCain's disturbing dig was in keeping with what the New York Times today deemed "one of the most appalling campaigns we can remember." After […]

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October 7, 2008
McCain Flip-Flops on Mortgage Bailout for Homeowners

Desperate to resuscitate his diminishing hopes for the White House, John McCain during tonight's presidential town hall meeting dramatically reversed course on a mortgage bailout for home owners. This spring, McCain adamantly stated "it is not the duty of government to bail out and reward those who act irresponsibly, whether they are big banks or […]

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October 7, 2008
McCain's Economic Engine eBay Slashes 1,600 Jobs

Throughout the 2008 campaign, John McCain has proclaimed online auction giant eBay the solution to recession and poverty in the United States. But on Monday, McCain's already laughable vision of eBay as the future of the American economy took another hit. By announcing it was slashing 10% of its 16,000 person work force, eBay revealed […]

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October 6, 2008
McCain Smears Trigger Keating Five Backlash

On Monday, John McCain again proved the old adage that a man who lives in 11 glass houses shouldn't cast stones. Two days after unleashing running mate Sarah Palin to deliver a salvo of smears against Barack Obama which CNN among others simply termed "false," McCain is now on the receiving end of an Obama […]

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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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