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Month: December 2010

December 30, 2010
Obama to Blame for Bush's Failure to Jawbone OPEC
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December 29, 2010
Republicans Still Won't Man Up on Budget Cuts

A new study purports to show that the conservative brain has an overly large fear center, while the anterior cingulate associated with courage is smaller than average. That might explain the continued cowardice of Republican leaders when it comes to offering specifics on the spending cuts they claim to support in the face of mounting […]

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December 28, 2010
A Bad Week for Republican Neo-Confederates

As the AP reported today, Republican presidential hopefuls starting on the road to the White House are finding the trip a bumpy one. But for two of the leading lights of the GOP, the past week was especially bad. Just days after singing the praises of the racist Council of Conservative Citizens, Mississippi Governor Haley […]

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December 28, 2010
Does a Mama Grizzly Bulls**t in the Woods?

From war taxes and the First Amendment to Reagan's Iran/Contra scandal, how much energy her home state of Alaska produces and so much more, Sarah Palin doesn't know what she doesn't know. And on matters large and small, Palin's hopeless ignorance is exceeded only by her serial lying. After all, a year after Politifact deemed […]

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December 27, 2010
590,000 Republican Lies About Public Employees

As the New Year - and the new GOP House majority - approaches, Republicans are ramping up their war on government workers. Grover Norquist and his Weekly Standard allies urged Congress to let cash-strapped states go bankrupt in order to slash public employees, drain their pension funds and punish their unions. At the heart of […]

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December 25, 2010
GOP White House Hopefuls Skip Hispanic Forum. Again.

In January, the new Hispanic Leadership Network is hosting a forum to showcase the 2012 Republican presidential field. But while the event is well funded by the conservative American Action Network, it is lacking for one thing: the GOP White House hopefuls themselves. If this slap in the face of America's fastest growing voting block […]

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December 24, 2010
Sarah Palin Gets Ironic on Iran

If nothing else, Sarah Palin is an irony producing machine. Just last week, the propagator-in-chief of the 2009 death panels "Lie of the Year" endorsed Medicare rationing. Now, the ironies are double in her new get-tough-on-Iran op-ed. After all, she not only cites leaked diplomatic cables published by the "treasonous" Australian, Julian Assange. Worse still, […]

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December 23, 2010
This Just In: Red State Health Care Still Dismal

This week's release of the 2010 U.S. Census produced gloating from conservatives ecstatic about new Congressional seats in Republican, low-tax states. But as even as they celebrate their added political clout, GOP cheerleaders remain predictably silent about another recent study. The UnitedHealth Foundation's "America's Health Rankings" became just the latest analysis to show that health […]

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December 22, 2010
Haley Barbour and the GOP Confederacy of Dunces

Writing in Salon today, Rick Perlstein examines "what Haley Barbour's amnesia tells us" about Southern conservatives' historical revisionism. But largely lost in the imbroglio over Barbour's literal white-washing of the Jim Crow era is that the Mississippi Governor and would-have-been 2012 White House hopeful has plenty of company among the leading lights of the Republican […]

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December 21, 2010
Studies Refute Justice Kennedy on Post-Abortion Syndrome

In one of the most condescending and paternalistic Supreme Court opinions in recent memory, Justice Anthony Kennedy in April 2007 upheld a federal late term abortion ban on the grounds that "some women come to regret their choice." 18 months later, an exhaustive study of 20 years of research concluded that there is no evidence […]

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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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