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Month: September 2012

September 13, 2012
THIS JUST IN: Tax Cuts for Rich Still Don't Drive Economic Growth

When it comes to the subject of taxes, virtually article of faith held dear by Republicans has been proven false. For example, it's not true that "tax cuts pay for themselves" or that they increase revenue. Now, two new studies cut right to the heart of the bogus conservative claim that slashing tax rates for […]

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September 12, 2012
Romney Fails the Commander-in-Chief Test. Again.

If there were any lingering doubts about Mitt Romney's unfitness to serve as Commander-in-Chief, his shameful response to the killings of four Americans at a U.S. consulate in Libya should have put them to rest. Romney didn't know the facts. He didn't know the timeline of events. He didn't know who was responsible for the […]

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September 11, 2012
Failed Bush Team Marks 9/11 by Slandering Obama

That former Bush speechwriter and current torture enthusiast Mark Thiessen would accuse President Obama of skipping daily intelligence briefings should come as no surprise. That he, along with Dick Cheney, would do so to mark the solemn anniversary of the September 11 attacks is not just a national disgrace, but a personal one. After all, […]

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September 10, 2012
In Defense of Red State Socialism

For most liberals, the Constitution's aspirational goal for "We the people" to "form a more perfect Union" is a guiding statement of American national purpose. Nevertheless, these days many blue staters are growing exasperated with their red state brothers and sisters. After all, the "Southernization" of American politics has helped give conservative policies and politicians […]

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September 9, 2012
Mitt Romney's Indefensible Defense Budget

Mitt Romney has a national defense problem. Or more accurately, a series of problems. After all, the same man who five years ago said that "it's not worth moving heaven and earth" to get Osama Bin Laden forgot to mention America's war in Afghanistan and the men and women still fighting it during his RNC […]

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September 6, 2012
Clinton Paints GOP Threat to Medicaid by the Numbers

Bill Clinton's address to the Democratic National Convention accomplished a good many things for his party. Among them was shining a spotlight on one of the least reported but potentially most far-reaching proposals Mitt Romney and his Republican Party have promised to pursue. While all eyes have been on the Romney-Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare, […]

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September 5, 2012
Clinton at DNC as GOP Uses 1993 Talking Points against Obama

As Bill Clinton prepares to take center stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, Republicans have mounted a blistering attack on the President's economic plan. His proposal, the GOP warned, was "class warfare" and a "job killer" which will "kill the current recovery and put us back in a recession" and still […]

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September 5, 2012
GOP Silent as Founders, American People Leave God Out of the Constitution

The United States Constitution has many timeless and powerful words. "God" just doesn't happen to be one of them. Our Founding Fathers did included freedom of religion, the establishment clause and a prohibition on religious tests for office. (Memo to Mitt Romney: that's why so many people consider your past statements about keeping Muslim Americans […]

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September 4, 2012
Who Killed Washington? Republicans Caught Red-Handed

On the eve of Barack Obama's address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, a media cottage industry has emerged examining why the President "failed to change the tone in Washington." Writing in the Washington Post, Dan Balz asked, "Was there a way around united Republican opposition?" and reported that "to the partisans on both sides, […]

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September 3, 2012
Labor Day Greetings from Mitt Romney

The labor movement, as its supporters rightly say, is just the folks who brought you the weekend. Now as Americans mark this Labor Day, it seems that Mitt Romney wants to take it back. After all, the man who said that "corporations are people, my friend" routinely decries the "crony capitalism" of "union stooges." A […]

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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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