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Month: June 2010

June 7, 2010
A Very Bad Week for Foes of Gay Adoption

The past few days have not been kind to hard line conservatives determined to prevent gay and lesbian Americans from adopting children. In Florida, emails released Thursday show that Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bill McCollum ignored his staff's warnings against hiring Rentboy client and anti-gay crusader George Rekers to testify in support of […]

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June 6, 2010
For Republicans, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure on Oil Spill

On May 7, 2001, press secretary Ari Fleischer uttered the four words that came to define the Bush administration's approach to the U.S. addiction to oil. Asked if Americans needed to "correct their lifestyles" to address the nation's energy vulnerability, Fleischer snapped, "That's a big no." And so, a government of the oil men, by […]

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June 6, 2010
Liz Cheney Acknowledges Bush's Catastrophe in Gaza

On Sunday, Liz Cheney took a brief hiatus from her preposterous charge that "President Obama is contributing to the isolation of Israel, and sending a clear signal to the Turkish-Syrian-Iranian axis that their methods for ostracizing Israel will succeed." In a rare moment of candor, Cheney temporarily withdrew her fangs to acknowledge her father's boss […]

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June 5, 2010
Obama Resurrects DOJ's Civil Rights Division

In December 2009, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lamented not that President Bush had politicized the Justice Department, but that he didn't politicize it enough. But with its purge of U.S. attorneys, complicity in rubber-stamping detainee torture and blessing illegal domestic surveillance, the Bush administration's gutting of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division and the perversion […]

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June 4, 2010
Triple Whammies, Double Dips and Job One

If creating new jobs is Job One for the Obama administration, then the past 24 hours have been a mixed blessing. Thursday brought good news of a continued if slow decline in first-time jobless claims, while a drop in the productivity rate suggested businesses are poised to expand hiring. But today's word that the 431,000 […]

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June 3, 2010
Bush Follows Cheney in Admitting War Crimes

Perhaps the only thing worse than a war criminal is an unrepentant one. And so it with Barack Obama's predecessor. Just months after former Vice President Dick Cheney boasted, "I was a big supporter of waterboarding," George W. Bush joined him by announcing, "I'd do it again." President Bush's endorsement of the use of waterboarding […]

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June 3, 2010
After Whitewashing Slavery, Barbour Tries Oil Spill

Just weeks after suggesting that slavery "didn't matter for diddly," Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour similarly tried and failed to whitewash the massive BP oil spill threatening the entire Gulf Coast. After telling an audience a week ago that "A bunch of liberal elites were hoping this would be the Three Mile Island of offshore drilling," […]

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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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