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Month: January 2014

January 31, 2014
Dr. Krauthammer Offers GOP a Cure for Its War on Women

Long before he became America's preeminent conservative columnist, Charles Krauthammer was a practicing physician in Boston. Now, the psychiatrist turned commentator is offering a prescription for his Republican Party suffering from the blowback of its war on women. The antidote to the yawning gender gap expanded by GOP proclamations about "legitimate rape" and other "gifts […]

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January 29, 2014
Hatchcare 1.0 Was a Better Plan than His New GOP Version

Along with his fellow GOP Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Richard Burr (R-NC), Utah's Orrin Hatch this week unveiled a new Republican plan to replace Obamacare. Due to its lack of a health insurance mandate, less generous tax credits to purchase coverage and stricter eligibility for Medicaid, the Hatch plan yet to be scored by […]

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January 28, 2014
Canadian PM Redefines Anti-Semitism in Israel

Last week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper concluded what many observers deemed a triumphant four-day visit to Israel. His powerful message to the Knesset that "through fire and water, Canada will stand with you" earned him the praise of conservatives in Israel, Canada and the U.S. alike. While Sarah Palin thanked Harper for his full-throated, […]

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January 27, 2014
Bush was Silent on Medicare Drug Plan Fiasco in '06 State of the Union

There is little question that President Obama will address the Affordable Care Act in his 2014 State of the Union address. Given its troubled rollout and the neverending Republican effort to sabotage his signature domestic policy achievement, silence on Obamacare isn't an option. Nor should it be. After all, with as many 13.5 million Americans […]

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January 27, 2014
GOP Marks 10 Years since Giving Bush Clean Debt Ceiling Hike

This week, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congressional leaders that the federal government will hit its debt ceiling in late February. But just days after House Speaker John Boehner declared Uncle Sam "shouldn't even get close" to the edge of its borrowing limit, his spokesman Michael Steel warned a "'clean' debt-limit increase simply won't pass […]

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January 26, 2014
For Conservatives, Everything is the Holocaust

During the 2012 presidential campaign, GOP nominee Mitt Romney declared that discussion of the nation's record-high income inequality should be left to "quiet rooms." As their casual comparisons of modest tax increases to the Holocaust show, conservatives would do well to heed his advice. After all, before Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tom Perkins warned that […]

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January 25, 2014
Huckabee: Wives Must "Graciously Submit" to Husbands

This was not the best of weeks for once and possible future GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. First, the Fox News host doubled-down on his "Uncle Sugar" charge that the Affordable Care Act's conception coverage mandate showed that Democrats believe women "cannot control their libido or reproductive system without the help of the government," only […]

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January 24, 2014
Federal Judge Blocks Missouri Law Restricting Obamacare Navigators

A federal judge in Kansas City issued a preliminary injunction on Thursday blocking Missouri's draconian restrictions on Obamacare "navigators." Following a similar decision which ruled that Republican legislation in Tennessee was far too broad, Judge Ortrie B. Smith declared that "that the State of Missouri was illegally obstructing the activities of insurance counselors appointed by […]

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January 23, 2014
Republicans Support "Bailout" for Private Medicare Insurers

Republicans need to make up their minds. They simultaneously claim that Obamacare will "destroy the private-insurance market" and will give insurers a massive "bailout" at taxpayer expense. Both statements can't be true. (Judging the recent statements of the insurers' CEO's--and their skyrocketing stocks prices-- it is increasingly clear that neither is true.) Nevertheless, GOP leaders […]

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January 21, 2014
Ted Cruz Forgets Iran-Contra, Cites Reagan Approach to Tehran

The sun still rises in the east and the force of gravity still applies. And when they want to sound tough on Iran, would-be Republican presidential candidates still cite Ronald Reagan as their role model. So following in the footsteps of Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, Texas Senator Ted Cruz tweeted a picture of Ronald […]

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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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