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Month: November 2014

November 6, 2014
For Democrats, GOP Voter Intensity Trumps Americans' Propensity Again

Rout. Thumpin'. Shellacking. Call it what you will, but Democrats suffered a defeat even more dispiriting than the larger 2010 drubbing that delivered the House majority to the GOP. More dispiriting, that is, because the state of the nation has improved so dramatically over the past four years. Unemployment is down to 5.9 percent and […]

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November 5, 2014
Team USA Coach Uses Military Event to Attack President Obama on ISIS

In September, Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski guided the USA men's national team to gold at the world championships in Spain. One month later, Coach K was awarded again, this time with the 2014 George Catlett Marshall Medal presented by the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA). And it was there that America's Coach […]

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November 4, 2014
Is Exorcism Bobby Jindal's Cure for Ebola?

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal doesn't just want to be President of the United States. In 2012, he claimed he wanted to rid his Republican Party of its demons to purge it of "dumbed-down conservatism" and ensure the GOP was no longer "the stupid party." But he didn't mean it. After all, in the intervening two […]

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November 3, 2014
The Mukasey Rule: Lame-Duck Obama Should Get the Attorney General He Wants

On Tuesday, Republicans may recapture control of the Senate. And to be sure, they've made no secret of their plans to derail the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency. Would-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who in 2005 declared that "Any president's judicial nominees, after full and fair debate, receive a simple up-or-down […]

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November 2, 2014
Stay Home, Bibi

The news that an unnamed Obama administration official called Benjamin Netanyahu "chickenshit" has put U.S.-Israeli relations on a hot boil. While the anonymous remark was neither helpful nor diplomatic, it was richly deserved. After all, from the moment Barack Obama entered the White House, Bib has treated Israel's last, best friend on earth and its […]

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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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