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Month: January 2015

January 13, 2015
How John McCain and Mitt Romney Show Their Support for France

On Sunday, an estimated one million people in Paris marched in solidarity in response to this week's terror attacks. They were joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other world leaders. But while Attorney General Eric Holder and the American ambassador […]

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January 12, 2015
Democrats Saved the Economy. Republicans Tried to Kill It.

Four years ago, Republicans led by then -new House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) began taking credit for the economic progress made since the Bush recession began in December 2007. Just 19 days after the GOP had assumed control of the House, Cantor issued a statement declaring, "THERE ARE THE JOBS: Republicans Prevent Massive Tax […]

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January 9, 2015
Jeb Bush Steals "Right to Rise" Slogan from Paul Ryan

Here are three quick pieces of advice for Jeb Bush. First, if you want to announce your new Super PAC by bemoaning "the playing field is no longer fair or level" for middle class Americans, don't film your video in front of Wall Street investment firm, Black Rock. Second; when your brother the 43rd President […]

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January 6, 2015
State and Local Governments Finally End Years of Anti-Stimulus

As 2015 opens, the American economy seems poised for robust economic expansion. Strong GDP growth and job creation, falling first-time jobless claims, surging stocks and (finally) rising wages show the Obama recovery from the Bush recession which began in late 2007 is starting to hit on all cylinders. And to be sure, it is the […]

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January 5, 2015
14 Things I Learned in 2014

As 2015 begins, there is much to be optimistic about for the new year. The American economy is really starting to take off. The private sector has created new jobs for a record 57 months, driving down the unemployment rate and finally beginning to put upward pressure on wages. Plummeting global energy costs are putting […]

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January 2, 2015
Steve Scalise is a Feature, Not a Bug, of Today's GOP

Many leaders in the Republican Party and its amen corner are shocked--SHOCKED!--to learn that one of its top figures in Congress addressed a white supremacist group in 2002. But Rep. Steve Scalise's outreach to the white power crowd shouldn't have come as a surprise to the likes of Erick Erickson or Jennifer Rubin or anyone […]

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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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