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Month: December 2008

December 31, 2008
"I Don't Recall Remembering" - The Alberto Gonzales Story

During April 2007 Senate testimony about his role in the purge of U.S. attorneys, Alberto Gonzales famously explained, "that I don't recall remembering." Now comes word that the former Attorney General is writing a tell-nothing memoir designed to salvage his irreparably damaged reputation. Judging from his interview today in the Wall Street Journal, Gonzales has […]

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December 30, 2008
Crime Pays for Palin Clan

Sarah Palin is once again proving that nothing succeeds like failure. Within days of the overwhelming defeat of the McCain/Palin ticket came rumors that the Alaska Governor could reap a $7 million windfall for a book deal. Now just 24 hours after the birth of her son, MSNBC is reporting that the daughter of the […]

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December 29, 2008
Study Shows Teens Unfaithful to Virginity Pledges

What do Americans who took virginity pledges have in common with those who voted for George W. Bush for President? For one, many people in both groups later denied they did any such thing. And to be sure, they got screwed just the same. Those are just two of the findings from a new study […]

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December 28, 2008
Bush Administration Slashed Probes of Stock Fraud

As the fallout from the meltdown of the American financial system continues to poison the U.S. economy, the laissez-faire dogma and deregulatory zeal of the Bush administration rank high among the usual suspects responsible for it. Just days after the New York Times and the White House exchanged shots over the President's key role in […]

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December 26, 2008
Gaza Tensions Highlight Bush's Broken Peace Promise

In January, George W. Bush famously predicted he would broker a Middle East peace by the end of his presidency. Now with Israel and Hamas on the brink of another confrontation in Gaza, Bush's pledge of a two-state solution is just the latest failure of his disastrous tenure in the White House. Tensions between Israeli […]

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December 24, 2008
Begging Libby's Pardon

When President Bush issued holiday pardons for 19 miscreants past and present on Tuesday, former Cheney chief-of-staff Scooter Libby wasn't among them. But with the two year campaign by right-wing pundits, GOP politicos and even Republican White House hopefuls now reaching a crescendo, Libby may yet get his slate wiped clean by the outgoing President. […]

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December 23, 2008
Russian Missile Sales to Iran May Raise Prospect of Israeli Strike

Coming in the wake of Russian warships passing through the Panama Canal and visiting Cuba, conflicting reports that Moscow intends to sell an advanced anti-aircraft missile system to Iran are ratcheting up tensions with the United States. But more worrisome still is the heightened prospect of a preemptive Israeli air strike against Tehran's nuclear infrastructure […]

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December 21, 2008
The Heart and Soul of George W. Bush

Even before entering the White House, George W. Bush used "heart and soul" as his measure of the man. In 1999, then-candidate Bush famously proclaimed Christ to be his favorite philosopher, "because he changed my heart." Last week, Bush tried to bookend his disastrous presidency by declaring, "I didn't compromise my soul." But as repeatedly […]

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December 19, 2008
Bush Award Winner Colson on Watergate Source Mark Felt

The death today of Mark Felt, the Washington Post's legendary "Deep Throat" source during the Watergate scandal, capped two weeks which spurred inevitable comparisons between the lawbreaking of Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. Felt's passing followed days after Newsweek identified former DOJ official Thomas Tamm as the whistleblower who brought President Bush's illegal NSA […]

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December 18, 2008
Barack Obama's Achilles Heel

Across the blogosphere, liberals in general and gay activists in particular are livid with Barack Obama's choice of evangelical profit merchant and notorious homophobe Pastor Rick Warren to offer the invocation at his swearing-in on January 20. But those like AmericaBlog's John Aravosis who proclaimed the selection of Warren as "uncharacteristic of Obama" miss the […]

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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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