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Month: July 2015

July 30, 2015
McConnell and Hatch Voted for Fetal Tissue Research

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pledged this week to fast-track a bill defunding Planned Parenthood. But the move to strip the organization of some $528 million in annual funding from the federal and state governments is more than a little ironic. It was about Planned Parenthood, after all, that the then number two ranking […]

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July 28, 2015
For Mike Huckabee, Everything is the Holocaust

This weekend, former Arkansas Governor and flailing 2016 White House hopeful Mike Huckabee shocked many with his slander that with the Iranian nuclear deal President Obama will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven." But while Americans should be disgusted, they shouldn't be surprised. After all, like so many other […]

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July 27, 2015
The Next Uber for Republicans?

Over the last few weeks, the U.S. media have hyped the growing love affair between Republicans and the ride-hailing service, Uber. The reasons why are no mystery. Extolling the virtue of Uber and its ilk in the "sharing economy" lets the GOP seem hip, offer the façade of a future looking economic vision and accelerate […]

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July 26, 2015
Will Obama Try to Appease Israel by Releasing Spy Jonathan Pollard?

Just days after revelations that the United States may increase its $3 billion in annual military aid to Israel by as much as 50 percent, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the Obama administration is preparing to release imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard. If true, the President would be giving yet another reward to the […]

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July 22, 2015
JFK Pledged Cuban Isolation Would End with Soviet Threat

After a half-century in mothballs, the Cuban embassy in Washington and the U.S. embassy in Havana reopened on Monday. But while the restoration of relations is popular with the American people, the usual suspects among the GOP White House hopefuls expressed outrage. Ted Cruz (R-TX), whose father fought alongside Castro, protested that to "have an […]

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July 21, 2015
GOP's Uber Men Tout the "Secondhand Economy"

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican nominee John McCain traveled to Ynez, Kentucky to announce his economic vision in the place where LBJ launched the War on Poverty back in 1965. His solution for Americans struggling to make ends meet? Ebay: "Today, for example, 1.3 million people in the world make a living off eBay, […]

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July 19, 2015
Obama May Boost Military Aid to Israel by Up to 50 Percent

With the ink barely dry on the Iranian nuclear deal, the Israeli government and its allies in the U.S. are mounting an all-out effort to stop the agreement in Congress. Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rival Isaac Herzog of the Zionist Union, will be coming to the United States to press Congress. As […]

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July 14, 2015
The Republicans' Greek Tragedy for America

For the past five years, Republicans determined to gut federal spending have been warning that "we look a lot like Greece." A preposterous claim then, the charge is even more ridiculous now. Unlike Greece, the United States controls its own currency and has enjoyed economic growth even as Washington's national debt as a share of […]

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July 13, 2015
Bunker-Busting Bombs and a Budget-Busting War with Iran

As the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 powers over Tehran's nuclear program near their end, those dedicated to killing a deal potential deal are out in force. The cable news networks are littered with TV ads by United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI), a group funded in large part by the right-wing billionaire Sheldon […]

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July 8, 2015
Mitt Romney Self-Deports from Donald Trump

So it's come to this. In the wake of Donald Trump's description of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers, remarks that have divided the GOP presidential field, the "severely conservative" former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney declared, "I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans." And for that, Bernie […]

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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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