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Month: April 2009

April 6, 2009
Right Blasts Obama for "Humble" Foreign Policy

When it comes to foreign policy, George W. Bush was right - once. During the 2000 campaign, then candidate Bush declared the world would welcome America's role if the United States was not arrogant, but a "humble nation." But now that Barack Obama in London, Paris, Prague and now Ankara is practicing to near universal […]

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April 5, 2009
From Republican Rhetoric to Right-Wing Terror

The slaughter of three Pittsburgh policemen by an assailant who "didn't like our [gun] rights being infringed upon" has again highlighted the growing danger from incendiary Republican rhetoric spawning right-wing terror. After all, just days ago, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced, "I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous." Fox News host Glenn Beck warned […]

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April 4, 2009
The Phony War on Catholics

Barack Obama, in the telling of some Republican leaders and their amen corner in the media, is "declaring war on Catholics." So says former Bush speechwriter turned Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson in parroting the wishful thinking and trumped-up controversy of conservatives in a diatribe this week. Sadly for the right-wing echo chamber, both with […]

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April 3, 2009
What If? President McCain in Europe

Just five months after George W. Bush asked, "What's the G-20?," President Obama is drawing rave reviews for his leadership at the group's crucial summit in London. But while Obama's nimble diplomacy and deft touch is helping America and the world forget what was, it's worth contemplating what could have been under a President John […]

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April 2, 2009
GOP "Death Tax" Fraud Back from the Grave

In 2001, President Bush waged a largely successful campaign to curb the estate tax. But eight years after denouncing that scourge of the ultra-rich, Republicans have resurrected their "death tax" talking point, complete with its repeatedly debunked claims about the impact of estate levies on small businesses and family farms. Even as they decry the […]

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April 1, 2009
April Fools: GOP Budget a New Windfall for the Wealthy

It may be April Fool's Day 2009, but the Republican Party is playing the same joke on the American people. After brushing off last week's calamitous Republican "road to recovery" blueprint as a "marketing document," Rep. Paul Ryan unveiled the GOP's alternative budget in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. In it, Ryan offers the same […]

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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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