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Month: February 2011

February 7, 2011
Beck Echoes Romney on Threat of Islamic Caliphate

For pure political shadenfreude, few developments have been as entertaining as the right-wing family feud over the chaos in Egypt. Among just the neoconservatives, democracy promotion idealists are clashing with advocates of authoritarian stability. On air and online, the Republican partisan pundits are at each others' throats. While Bill Kristol derided as "hysteria" Glenn Beck's […]

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February 6, 2011
Meet RINO Reagan

This weekend, Republicans marked the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan with speeches celebrating his small government philosophy, anti-tax fervor and hard-line foreign policy. But if Reagan was a GOP candidate today, he would doubtless fall victim to violations of his own 11th Commandment, "Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." Because despite all […]

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February 5, 2011
Republicans Continue to Mock the "Health of the Mother"

In a 2008 campaign full of low points, John McCain's deepest descent may have come during his final presidential debate with Barack Obama. Dripping with condescension, McCain used air quotes to mock the concern of abortion rights advocates for the "health of mother." Now two years later, the new Republican majority in Congress is trying […]

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February 4, 2011
The Triple Legacy of Ronald Reagan

On Sunday, Americans will mark the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan. But for the conservative movement, the now-decades long hagiography project is reaching a crescendo. While the Gipper's former speechwriter Peggy Noonan today lauded his goodness in the Wall Street Journal Friday, Sarah Palin will kick-off the Young Americans for Freedom three day extravaganza at […]

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February 2, 2011
Darrell Issa's Freedom of Information Act

In his new role as grand inquisitor of the Obama administration, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is performing his own freedom of information act. That is, after eight years during which President Bush as a matter of policy by default rejected Freedom Information of Act (FOIA) requests, Issa now wants the names of every person making […]

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February 1, 2011
Right-Wing Hoax Highlights GOP Redefinition of Rape

As TPM and others reported last week, Planned Parenthood had alerted the FBI that some of its clinics had likely been targeted by right-wing activists claiming to run an interstate sex trafficking ring that involves minors and illegal immigrants. So that the anti-abortion group Live Action and its Andrew Breitbart megaphone Big Government are trumpeting […]

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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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