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Month: July 2014

July 14, 2014
Supreme Court Cases I'd Like to See

In the wake of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, the political right and left are feverishly debating its significance and its scope. For conservatives like Ross Douthat and Damon Linker, Justice Alito's opinion that the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) applies to "closely held" corporations merely signals a small corrective in a culture war […]

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July 13, 2014
Memo to Jonathan Turley: Obama's "So Sue Me" is not Bush's "Bring 'Em On"

House Republicans have announced that constitutional expert and George Washington University Professor Jonathan Turley will be their star witness in upcoming hearings regarding Speaker John Boehner's proposed lawsuit against President Obama. Turley's starring role may be an uncomfortable one. For starters, just two weeks ago he co-authored an op-ed with Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson […]

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July 10, 2014
Bush Torture Defender Rivkin is the Force Behind Boehner's Obama Lawsuit

In his recent CNN op-ed, House Speaker John Boehner explained "why we must now sue President Obama." As it turns out, the legal mastermind behind the House GOP's lawsuit "to compel President Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country" is David Rivkin. Arguing that "Obama's legal end-run […]

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July 8, 2014
Say Goodbye to Bush's "52 Months of Job Growth" GOP Talking Point

One by one, the GOP's talking points about President Obama's management of the American economy have fallen by the wayside. Even before he first took the oath of office on January 20, 2009, Republicans were warning about the "Obama Bear Market." Instead, the Dow Jones has more than doubled in value in hitting record highs. […]

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July 7, 2014
Boehner Lawsuit Shows Why America Must Look Backwards at Bush Torture Team

So it's come to this. After five and a half years of setting records for filibusters, blocking judicial nominees, stonewalling executive branch appointees and holding the debt ceiling hostage, Republicans are planning a lawsuit "to compel President Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country." The culmination (or […]

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July 3, 2014
Memo to Israel: Who Are You Calling Messianic?

The ugly picture in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories is rapidly getting uglier still. After the collapse of U.S. sponsored peace talks, the Netanyahu government quickly retaliated against the President Mahmoud Abbas' unity government with Hamas by announcing 1,500 new settlement units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This week, the slaughter of […]

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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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