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Month: March 2015

March 11, 2015
Cheney: Congress Must Not Interfere with President's Iran Policy

In less than a week, Congressional Republicans have taken two unprecedented steps to undermine the foreign policy of a sitting American president. Last Tuesday, they offered Capitol Hill as a global stage to a foreign leader--Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel--to sabotage the U.S.-led nuclear talks with Iran. And this weekend, 47 GOP Senators sent […]

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March 10, 2015
Rubio-Lee Tax Plan Means More Debt and Greater Income Inequality

For Republicans, there are only two certainties in life: debt and tax cuts. During his eight-year tenure, President Ronald Reagan tripled the national debt accumulated over the first two centuries of the republic. (The hemorrhaging from his 1981 tax cut would have been worse, but for 11 subsequent tax hikes the Gipper signed to help […]

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March 9, 2015
Can We Finally--Finally!--Be Done with the Bushes?

The imbroglio over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails has conservative unsheathing their knives from the scabbards. Politico compared the Democratic frontrunner to Richard Nixon, turning to Tricky Dick's former speechwriter and California Republican strategist Ken Khachigian to explain, "This is like the Nixon tapes." Meanwhile, the National Review's Kevin Williamson declared, "Can we […]

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March 3, 2015
Netanyahu's Other U.S. Mission: Invent a Single, Global Islamic Threat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington with two transparent objectives on his agenda. First, of course, is to secure his reelection back home. The second, aided and abetted by Republicans (and many Democrats) in Congress, is to torpedo a potential deal over Iran's nuclear program. (Should he succeed in scuttling the P5+1 negotiations, […]

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March 3, 2015
Right-wingers Spread Rumor Obama Threatened to Shoot Down Israeli Jets Attacking Iran

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared for his unprecedented Congressional address, his allies in the U.S. ramped up the hysteria to help him blow up a potential deal to limit the Iranian nuclear program. For the second time in two weeks, Elie Wiesel put his name on full-page newspaper ads, the most recent of […]

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March 2, 2015
Five Questions Americans Must Answer about Iran

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver an unprecedented address to the United States Congress. Now, there's nothing new about Netanyahu inserting himself directly into the American political process. In 1998, the Israeli PM met in Washington with American evangelicals to push back on the peace process in a move organizer Jerry Falwell […]

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March 1, 2015
Israeli Defense Minister Calls Iranian Regime and John Kerry "Messianic"

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares his Congressional address, other members of his government are joining his campaign to torpedo a potential U.S. nuclear deal with Iran. This week, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon warned that "every deal that will be signed between the West and this messianic and apocalyptic regime will strike a severe […]

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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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