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Month: July 2013

July 7, 2013
New GOP Debt Ceiling Ransom Demands Adoption of Ryan Budget

As has been thoroughly documented, until 2011 no political party had both the votes and the intent to block an increase in the U.S. debt ceiling and thereby trigger both a U.S. default and a global economic catastrophe. Now, despite plummeting annual federal budget deficits, a stabilization of the debt as a percentage of the […]

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July 6, 2013
Colorado Republican Joins List of Right-Wing Erotica Authors

I have good news and bad news for Colorado Republican state senate candidate Jaxine Bubis. The bad news is that her would-be constituents now know that she authored a series of erotic novels under the name Jaxine Daniels, including the not-so-classic Beantown Heat. The good news is that publishing soft core porn is no barrier […]

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July 4, 2013
150 Years Ago, the Greatest July 4th of Them All

Every July 4th, Americans gather at picnics, watch parades and shoot off fireworks to celebrate the birth of the United States. But some years are more notable than others. In 1826, Founding Fathers and former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson marked the nation's 50th anniversary by dying on that same Fourth of July. In […]

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July 3, 2013
Texans Perry, Cruz Vie for Stupidest Tax Plan

In a campaign email to supporters Tuesday, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced he would reveal "exciting future plans" next Monday in San Antonio. But if Governor Perry is planning to pass up a fourth term in order to wage a second campaign for President, he will find he already has plenty of company from inside […]

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July 2, 2013
Romney Still Pretending He Never Wanted to Run in 2012

Next month, veteran Washington Post reporter Dan Balz will release Collision 2012, his book on last year's presidential campaign. But in an account supposedly jam-packed with never-before heard details, Balz apparently reproduces one of the tallest tales manufactured by Team Romney. Despite the overwhelming evidence that he never stopped running for President of the United […]

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July 1, 2013
Tulsa Olympics Organizers Claim Their City is "Real America"

Memo to the good people of Tulsa, Oklahoma: If you hope to have any chance of becoming the smallest city ever to host the summer Olympics, don't start your campaign by insulting the rest of the country. Sadly, that's precisely what the committee organizing Tulsa's incredibly long-shot bid to capture the 2024 summer games has […]

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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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