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Month: March 2010

March 16, 2010
Republicans Blasted U.S. Allies Over Iraq War

While the U.S. continues its pushback against Israel's humiliating settlements announcement last week, Republicans in Congress predictably rushed to defend the Netanyahu government. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor branded the Obama administration "irresponsible" and claimed its treatment of the special relationship with Israel "jeopardizes America's national security." Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) parroted Likud Party talking […]

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March 15, 2010
Hayworth Adds Horses to GOP's "Do Not Marry" List

In Arizona, conservative radio host and former Congressman J.D. Hayworth is challenging Senator John McCain in the upcoming GOP primary. As it turns out, Hayworth is also battling fellow Republicans Rick Santorum and John Cornyn for the most ridiculous comparison of bestiality and same-sex marriage. Discussing the 2003 ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court establishing […]

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March 15, 2010
The Chutzpah of Israel

The United States and Israel share common interests, but not identical ones. That reminder was brought home last week by Israel's stunning announcement of expanded East Jerusalem settlements even as Vice President Joe Biden arrived to reaffirm the American commitment to both Israel and the Palestinian peace process. But while a stunned and angry Biden […]

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March 14, 2010
The Irreplaceable Ulysses S. Grant

In the latest chapter in the decades-long conservative campaign to canonize Ronald Reagan, North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry proposed replacing the image of Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill with that of the Gipper. But as Sean Wilentz eloquently detailed Sunday in the NewYork Times, that recognition would erase the legacy of Grant not […]

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March 13, 2010
The Bizarro World of the Bush Torture Apologists

With each passing day, the apologists for the Bush administration's regime of detainee torture resemble more and more characters from an episode of Seinfeld. After narrowly escaping a recommendation of disbarment last month, its legal architect John Yoo offered what might be deemed the George Costanza defense: it's not a war crime if you believe […]

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March 12, 2010
Employers Rapidly Shifting Health Care Costs to Workers

As the year-long health care debate approaches its end game in Washington, opponents of reform are being buffeted by a double-whammy of bad news. Last week, a Goldman Sachs analysis documented insurance rates for individuals jumping by up to 50% in some markets. Now, a new survey of large employers found that 56% will hold […]

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March 11, 2010
Distant Obama Cousin Slams Health Care Plan

As Ron Reagan Jr. made clear to Frank Gaffney and Pam Geller, the relatives of political icons don't always echo their views. (Gaffney went so far as tell Reagan, "Your father would be ashamed of you.") Now, as the health care debate nears it climax, the Washington Times has trotted out Dr. Milton Wolf, "Barack […]

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March 10, 2010
The Very Troubling Partisanship of Chief Justice Roberts

Speaking to students of the University of Alabama law school, Chief Justice John Roberts launched a blistering attack on President Obama's State of the Union criticism of the Court's Citizens United decision. Calling Obama's prime-time critique "very troubling," Roberts complained that the President's annual address to Congress "degenerated to a political pep rally." Of course, […]

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March 9, 2010
Liz Cheney Fails David Rivkin's Crazy Test

That former Clinton inquisitor Ken Starr admonished Liz Cheney for her stunning and shameless attack on the Obama Justice Department tells you all you need to know about her "Al Qaeda 7" and "Department of Jihad" slanders. But to truly appreciate the depth of Cheney's descent into the political gutter, consider the rebuke of David […]

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March 9, 2010
Rove: No Bush War for Democracy in Iraq

As millions of Iraqis braved bomb blasts and threats of violence to vote this weekend, voices across the political spectrum in the U.S. praised the democratic elections. But while President Obama announced that "Their participation demonstrates that the Iraqi people have chosen to shape their future through the political process," his conservative opponents claimed vindication […]

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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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