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Month: May 2010

May 7, 2010
Tea Party Woodstock Slated for 9/11 Anniversary

This September 11th, Tea Party organizers will commemorate that American tragedy not with a plea for shared sacrifice and national unity, but with a partisan shindig. But what they are calling the "Woodstock of tea parties" has only one thing in common with the legendary 1969 gathering in upstate New York. Like the throngs at […]

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May 6, 2010
Intensity vs. Propensity in the 2010 Campaign

This week has brought a mixed bag for Democrats anxious about the party's prospects for the 2010 midterm elections. Gallup reported a marked shrinkage in the "enthusiasm gap," as the GOP's edge in "very enthusiastic" voters dropped by half since early April/ But as Hotline reported, Democratic turnout in Tuesday's primaries fell "off a cliff," […]

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May 5, 2010
Judge Cornyn's War on the Rule of Law

That Texas Senator John Cornyn joined John McCain in the Republican chorus denouncing the Obama administration for reading Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad his Miranda rights is unsurprising. Unsurprising and sadly ironic. After all, from detainee torture and illicit domestic surveillance to judicial intimidation and defendant's rights, Cornyn isn't just a ring leader of […]

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May 4, 2010
Shahzad or Rudolph, U.S Citizens Have Miranda Rights

It's official: John McCain is now more addled than Glenn Beck. While the Fox News host insisted to the dismay of his colleagues that Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad "has all the rights under the Constitution," McCain declared that reading Miranda rights to an American citizen is a "serious mistake." Of course, Beck is […]

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May 3, 2010
Believing, Not Knowing: The Sarah Palin Story

Believing, not knowing. For her fiercest critics and most fervent supporters alike, that is the hallmark of Sarah Palin. And on no issue does Palin's belief trump her knowledge more than energy. After all, the woman John McCain declared "knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America" literally had […]

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May 2, 2010
The Tax Cheating Crisis in Greece - and the U.S.

Even as the European Union and the IMF unveiled a $160 billion bailout package to avert a fiscal disaster in Greece, the New York Times documented one culprit behind that nation's fiscal woes: tax cheating. But while the $30 billion Athens loses annually to tax fraud and evasion proportionately far exceeds the $345 billion illegally […]

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May 1, 2010
Republican Party Animals

While Arizona Governor Jan Brewer suggested Friday that her state's illegal immigrants were terrorists, other Republicans have deemed them another kind of animal altogether. Make that animal or insect. As it turns out, the same GOP that likens same-sex marriage to the union of one man and one dog, box turtle or horse also equates […]

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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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