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Month: July 2009

July 22, 2009
Jindal Parrots Rove's 100 Million Health Care Ploy

After going to ground following his calamitous prime-time response to President Obama's address to Congress in February, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has stepped back onto the national stage to insert himself in the health care debate. But while his Wall Street Journal op-ed claims to show "how to make health care reform bipartisan," Jindal's simply […]

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July 20, 2009
McConnell, Bush and Delay: No One Goes Without Health Care

Despite 50 million uninsured, another 25 million underinsured, a steep drop-off in employer-provided coverage, costs forecast to rise by 9% in 2010, 1 in 5 Americans delaying needed treatment and medical bills involved in over 60% of personal bankruptcies, Mitch McConnell pretends to fear reform which "denies, delays, or rations health care." As it turns […]

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July 19, 2009
Shorter Mark Sanford: God is On My Side

Politicians of both parties routinely paraphrase Abraham Lincoln's mantra that "my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side." But in fighting his own civil war to hold onto office, disgraced South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has turned Lincoln's maxim on its head. Proclaiming in […]

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July 18, 2009
ACU Shows Conservatives Can Be Bought - and Rented

As it turns out, free market conservatives can be bought - and rented. Four years after disgraced Republican Congressman Duke Cunningham pled guilty to accepting $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractor MZM, the venerable American Conservative Union sought millions from FedEx before backing rival UPS in a pay-to-play scheme that came to light this […]

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July 17, 2009
ABC's Tapper Slams Obama on Health Care Choice

Fresh off revelations he offered disgraced South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford kid glove treatment in exchange for an exclusive interview, ABC's Jake Tapper has once again committed journalistic malpractice. The President's pledge to Americans that under his health care proposals "you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan" isn't literally true, Tapper insists, […]

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July 16, 2009
Sotomayor v. the GOP's Post-9/11 Constitution

As the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor predictably devolved into mindless Republican regurgitation about wise Latinas, empathy, judicial activism and New Haven firefighters, one revealing exchange about the impact of the September 11 attacks was largely overlooked. The 9/11 tragedy, Sotomayor insisted, "doesn't change" the Constitution. As it turns out, her claim […]

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July 14, 2009
Energy Non-Savant Palin Blasts Obama Plan in Op-Ed

In her latest extreme makeover, soon-to-be former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took to the pages the Washington Post to blast President Obama's cap-and-trade proposal soon to come to the Senate floor. Just days after her adolescent tit-for-tat with once and not future son-in-law Levi Johnston, Palin parroted the GOP "cap-and-tax" talking point while updating her […]

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July 13, 2009
CBS News Features Bin Laden Attack Fan Scheuer

On Sunday, CBS Evening News featured a segment discussing the twin controversies surrounding the secret CIA program Dick Cheney ordered withheld from Congress and new rumors Attorney General Holder may yet seek a special counsel to investigate some aspects of the Bush administration regime of detainee torture. As its expert on the American intelligence community, […]

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July 12, 2009
John McCain Revises His Epitaph

As he launched his first presidential run nine years ago, John McCain in December 1999 said of the Keating Five scandal that nearly ended his career, "The fact is, it was the wrong thing to do, and it will be on my tombstone and deservedly so." But as he made clear on Meet the Press […]

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July 11, 2009
John Yoo, the Right Man for the Job

Among the least surprising revelations in the shocking Inspectors General report on President Bush's domestic surveillance programs are those concerning John Yoo. As it turns out, in justifying the NSA's warrantless wiretapping of Americans beginning in 2001 the Bush administration relied solely on the same legal architect behnid the President's regime of detainee torture. And […]

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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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