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Month: April 2016

April 26, 2016
U.S. Conservatives Get It All Wrong on Obama's Brexit "Hypocrisy"

President Obama's forceful statements in support of the UK remaining in the European Union made waves on both sides of the Atlantic. Brexit leader and London Mayor Boris Johnson protested Obama's "hypocrisy" on an issue of UK sovereignty, attributing Obama's firm position to the "part-Kenyan President's ancestral dislike of the British empire." But here in […]

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April 26, 2016
Team Sanders Pulls a Romney on Bernie's Tax Returns

Among Bernie Sanders' greatest strengths is his old-fashioned honesty. That's why it's so puzzling that he would only release one year of tax returns. After all, most presidential candidates publish many years of their tax records. (Across all of their elections, Hillary and Bill Clinton combined have now made 38 years available.) In any event, […]

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April 26, 2016
Let's Not Party Like It's 1984

In the wake of last week's New York primary, Hillary Clinton's path to securing the Democratic nomination for president seems increasingly clear. What is less certain is how the candidates, their campaigns, and their supporters will handle that looming outcome between now and the close of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28. […]

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April 18, 2016
10 Things the GOP Doesn't Want You to Know for Tax Day

Tax Day 2016 arrives a few days late on Monday, April 18th. But the toxic talking points from the GOP are right on schedule. The usual Republican broadsides about "Gestapo-like tactics" from the Internal Revenue Service and its "armed personnel in flak jackets" have been joined by new sound bites from the GOP's best and […]

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April 13, 2016
Libya and "Bad Language": Obama and Bush Reveal Their Worst Mistakes as President

In an understandably rare interview with Fox News on Sunday, Barack Obama spoke bluntly about the "worst mistake" of his presidency. That error, as he had also recently explained to the BBC and The Atlantic, was the unraveling of Libya following the fall of Muammar Qaddafi: "Probably failing to plan for the day after what […]

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April 11, 2016
The GOP's Other Convention Conflict: The 14th Amendment

The odds of a contested Republican convention rose sharply this week. The strong showing by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the Wisconsin primary made frontrunner Donald Trump's task of securing a 1,237 delegate majority a much steeper climb. The prospect of an all-out, multi-ballot floor fight elevating Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich or some Republican […]

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April 5, 2016
Donald Trump Correctly Predicts a "Major Recession"--His Own

GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump mystified economists with his prediction this week that the United States faces a "major recession." Their confusion is well-founded. After all, with unemployment at 5.0 percent and the job-seekers returning to the work force, the U.S. just turned in its best two-year performance since the booming 1990's. That said, there […]

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April 4, 2016
The Hilariously Horrible Mr. Hatch

So the debasement of the Party of Lincoln has come to this. While short-fingered Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump sought to reassure Americans by declaring "I guarantee there's no problem" with his schlong, his nearest GOP rival Ted Cruz (R-TX) nevertheless told all who would listen that "I have no desire to copulate with him." […]

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April 1, 2016
Republicans, Democrats Agree on New Rules for Congress Under Next GOP President

Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress signed a landmark agreement codifying new rules for the House and Senate under the next GOP President. Negotiated by Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), John Cornyn (R-TX), Harry Reid (D-NV) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the 10-point deal provides guidelines for […]

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Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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