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Month: December 2008

December 5, 2008
Bush Defends Use of Bogus Saddam Link to 9/11

In the waning days of his failed presidency, George W. Bush has launched a quixotic reclamation project to salvage his irreparably tarnished reputation. Sadly, that effort stumbled out of the gate earlier this week when the President and Karl Rove couldn't get their stories straight as to whether Bush would have launched his war on […]

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December 4, 2008
New Study Refutes Justice Kennedy on Post-Abortion Syndrome

In one of the most condescending and baseless Supreme Court opinions in recent memory, Justice Anthony Kennedy in April 2007 upheld a federal late term abortion ban on the grounds that "some women come to regret their choice." Now 18 months later, an exhaustive study of 20 years of research concluded that there is no […]

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December 4, 2008
Next for Bush: Fight AIDS or Fill the Coffers?

During the first of what promises to be many attempts to resurrect his moribund reputation, President Bush in an interview with ABC's Charles Gibson offered a tantalizing glimpse of his life after the White House. Bush spoke glowingly of being able to "go help people deal with malaria or AIDS" before quickly adding, "I'm not […]

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December 3, 2008
Bush, Rove Get Stories Crossed on WMD and Iraq

From part-time CNN analyst and full-time Dick Cheney hagiographer Stephen Hayes comes word that Karl Rove is spearheading a "Bush legacy project." If so, Rove and Bush might start with getting their stories straight on the Iraq war and whether it was the right course for the United States in the absence of weapons of […]

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December 2, 2008
New WMD Report Echoes 2001 Panel's Warnings on Terrorism

Even as Barack Obama was introducing his national security team to the nation Monday, Americans learned of a chilling new report detailing the scope of the global threat of weapons of mass destruction. Dramatically titled "World at Risk," the study led by former Senators Bob Graham (D-FL) and Jim Talent (R-MO) predicted a better than […]

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December 2, 2008
Sweeping Bush Rule to Limit Abortion, Birth Control Access

During a discussion of abortion in the final presidential debate, Republican John McCain shocked millions of Americans with his sneering remarks and derisive air quotes when it came to the "health of the mother." Now as he prepares to leave office, President George W. Bush is making that condescension towards American women the law of […]

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December 2, 2008
Bush's Economic Crisis and the Myth of the Clinton Recession

It's official. According to a statement from the National Bureau of Economic Research, the United States has been in a recession since December 2007. But while that conclusion from the non-governmental NEBR differs from the traditional definition of two consecutive quarters of GDP contraction, by any accounting the Bush recession will be well underway by […]

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December 1, 2008
Abramoff, MZM Scandals Still Threaten GOP

Over the past two election cycles, the Republican Party in Congress has been decimated thanks in part to its myriad scandals and the accompanying stench of corruption. But recent developments in the Abramoff affair and the unfolding drama of crooked defense contractor MZM suggest the body count is not yet complete for the GOP. For […]

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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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