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Month: June 2014

June 9, 2014
Perkins, Mourdock Join the Long List of GOP Holocaust Expanders

In 2012, Democrats won 93 percent of the African-American vote and 69 percent of the Jewish vote. Given the policy preferences of those voting blocks, the results should have come as no surprise to Republicans. But making matters worse, GOP candidates and conservative leaders insist on casually equating programs and policies they oppose to the […]

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June 9, 2014
The Walmart Heirs Should Save Detroit

Walmart has had a very bad week. On Thursday, the New York Times reported that at least eight senior executives have left the company since an investigation was launched to probe allegations of massive bribery in Mexico and other foreign markets. Already shaken by previous revelations that low wage workers at the nation's largest employer […]

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June 8, 2014
Republicans Do a Reverse Bin Laden on Bergdahl

They were for it before they were against it. Current and would-be GOP members of Congress tweeted their praise for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl before deleting the evidence. Among others, Arizona Senator and failed 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain declared he would be "inclined to support" the very kind of prisoner exchange […]

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June 4, 2014
Mitch McConnell's Deadly Lies about Obamacare

Mitch McConnell has an Obamacare problem. Make that 410,000 problems. Because that's how many of his constituents obtained health insurance through his state's very popular Kynect exchange. And as he well knows, repealing the Affordable Care Act "root and branch" means virtually all of those Kentuckians will lose the coverage the ACA's Medicaid expansion and […]

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June 3, 2014
Republicans Learn You Go to War with the Soldiers You Have

In December 2004, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld lectured American troops worried about vital equipment shortages plaguing U.S. combat forces in Iraq. "You go to war with the army you have," Rumsfeld pontificated, "not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time." Now, Republicans are learning, Rumsfeld's condescending maxim applies to […]

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June 2, 2014
Ronald Reagan, the President Who Really Negotiated with Terrorists

Republicans are predictably foaming at the mouth over the news that the Obama administration secured the release of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl exchange for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay. Even more predictable, the right-wing rage is unfounded. As Lt. Col. Robert Bateman explained, throughout its history the United States has engaged in prisoner […]

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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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