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Month: November 2015

November 30, 2015
GOP Candidates Must Denounce Anti-Abortion Terrorism

In the wake of the slaughter in Paris, the 2016 Republican White House hopeful and their conservative allies have done a stellar job whipping up hysteria about the terrorist threat from ISIS. But when it comes to domestic terrorism from right-wing extremists, that dangerous amalgam of anti-government, anti-abortion and anti-tax radicals whose body count has […]

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November 25, 2015
Will Republicans Use Romney's "Jewish Test" for Syrian Refugees?

In the aftermath of the Paris slaughter perpetrated by French and Belgian nationals, the GOP's best and brightest are waging an incendiary rhetorical crusade to prevent 10,000 Syrian refugees from joining the roughly 2,300 already here. Among the 2016 GOP presidential field, Donald Trump declared his support for a database to track Muslims. Marco Rubio […]

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November 23, 2015
Before Syrian Refugees, America Welcomed Massive Iranian Influx

In the wake of the attacks in Paris apparently carried out by French and Belgian nationals, Republican leaders and a majority of the American people now stand against accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees. While the GOP-controlled House pass legislation erecting new roadblocks to those fleeing the sectarian carnage in Syria, 26 governors (almost all of them […]

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November 22, 2015
Memo to GOP: Bush's Only Regret Was His Tough Talk on Terror

In the aftermath of the bloody attacks in Paris, conservatives are hopping mad that President Obama isn't mad enough. During Obama's G20 press conference, an incredulous CNN's Jim Acosta asked, "Why can't we take out these bastards?" s, Apparently unaware that the President's would-be GOP successors have offered little more than the steps Obama is […]

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November 18, 2015
So You Say We're at War with Radical Islam...

In the wake of the horrifying ISIS attacks in Paris, the Republicans' best and brightest have one shared message for the American people. "We are at war with radical Islam," Florida Senator Marco Rubio declared, while his fellow Sunshine State Republican Jeb Bush agreed, tweeting "Yes, we are at war with radical Islamic terrorism." Former […]

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November 17, 2015
The Republicans' Dynamic Deception for 2016

This week's GOP presidential debate was notable both for what the candidates said and for what they didn't say. Noting that Presidents Obama and Clinton had added 107,000 and 240,000 jobs a month compared to George W. Bush's anemic 13,000, Fox Business moderator Maria Bartiromo asked Carly Fiorino, "How are you going to respond to […]

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November 17, 2015
Presidents McCain and Romney Weigh in on "Aging Actress," France

In the wake of the slaughter in Paris, Republican presidential candidates current and past have rushed offer their condolences to France and their condemnation of President Obama. The GOP's 2008 nominee John McCain issued a statement declaring: "My thoughts and prayers are with all of the people of France. America stands with our ally, the […]

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November 11, 2015
The 800 Pound Donkey in the GOP Debates

On Tuesday night, Fox Business hosted the next debate between the 2016 GOP presidential contenders. All involved hoped to avoid a repeat of the last such event, the CNBC fiasco which left the moderators embarrassed and the campaigns whining. But while the Republicans have been fretting about the debate format, questions, opening and closing statements, […]

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November 10, 2015
How Benjamin Netanyahu Betrayed America

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday visited the White House for the first time since his failed attempt to scuttle the Iranian nuclear deal. And as the news past week once again showed, his first order of business should be to apologize to President Obama and the American people. After all, on the very […]

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November 8, 2015
Conservatives Demand Ben Carson Release College Transcripts. Just Kidding.

Over the past few days, Ben Carson's too good to be true life story has been exposed as, well, too good to be true. As it turns out, the 2016 GOP frontrunner's heart-warming redemption story of the would-be mom-hammering, friend-stabbing, seething student who passed up West Point to become a world-renowned neuro-surgeon had gotten the […]

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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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