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Month: February 2019

February 19, 2019
I'm a Billionaire and I'm Running for President

As prepared for delivery on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at the annual combined meeting of the American Beverage Association and the Nuclear Energy Institute. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity today. I come to you with a simple message. I'm a billionaire and I'm running for president of the United States of America. I […]

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February 13, 2019
Trump Demands Omar Resign over Anti-Semitic Tropes. Himself? Not So Much

Never one to miss an opportunity to get his hate on, Donald Trump on Tuesday demanded Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) resign over her unfortunate "all about the Benjamins" comment. Calling her well-received apology "lame," Trump complained, "Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. I think she should either resign from Congress or she […]

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February 11, 2019
Trump Accidentally Gets It Right on Expanding Legal Immigration

Even a broken clock, the old saying goes, is right twice a day. So it was for Donald Trump during his 2019 State of the Union address on Tuesday night. During perhaps the most backward-looking presidential message in memory, the president thundered about a mythical national crisis of undocumented immigration putting America and Americans at […]

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February 4, 2019
Fund the Wall or We Kill the Economy: GOP Debt Ceiling Extortion Returns

"Both sides do it" may well be the most dangerous and deceitful phrase in U.S. politics. The lazy analyst's substitute for actual journalism doesn't merely misdiagnose what plagues the American body politic, but fails to correctly identify the source of the disease. As Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein put it in their 2012 book, It's […]

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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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