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January 25, 2024
Nearly 200 Years After South Carolina, Texas Provokes a New Nullification Crisis

As Texas Governor Greg Abbott doubles down on the Lone Star State’s refusal to follow federal immigration law and the ruling of the Supreme Court regarding the border with Mexico, it is worth recalling the words of the President of the United States: The power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by […]

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May 23, 2023
Past GOP Speakers, Ratings Agencies Warned of Republican Debt Ceiling “Disaster”

Virtually alone among major world economies, the United States has a debt ceiling which limits how much money the government can borrow to pay the bills it has already incurred. From the time Congress created the debt limit in 1917 to simply the massive borrowing need to fund the U.S effort in World War I […]

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July 4, 2022
Mitt Romney Is in Denial

In much the same way that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, Mitt Romney regularly appears to offer himself as the elder statesman the United States needs to lead the nation out of troubled times. The failed 2012 GOP White House hopeful and current Utah Senator is it at again, […]

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May 12, 2022
Republicans Have No Problem Threatening the Judges They Oppose

In the wake of the leaked draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft Dobbs opinion eviscerating reproductive rights in the United States, opponents took to the streets to protest in front of several of the conservative justices’ homes. And Republicans are none too happy about it. Despite existing federal law likely prohibiting such protests and unanimous […]

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April 19, 2022
Math Books Banned by Florida “Shock the Conscience”

Florida education officials this week announced that they had banned 54 mathematic textbooks from public schools in the Sunshine State. Forty-one percent of the 132 math books reviewed were found to contain “prohibited topics” involving Critical Race Theory (CRT), the “Common Core” national education standards and content by statute and recent executive orders. But after […]

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October 15, 2021
“Roganing” is America’s Latest COVID Conspiracy Craze

It was altogether fitting that CNN Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta appeared on the show of Joe Rogan. The former MMA star and entertainer turned $100 million man on Spotify, Rogan also happens to be one of America’s foremost Coronavirus disinformation megaphones. And as it turns out, Joe Rogan himself popularized the latest GOP pandemic propaganda […]

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October 6, 2021
REMINDER: President Trump Would Have to Raise the Debt Ceiling, Too

To my Republican friends willing to trigger a global economic catastrophe by refusing to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling, let’s engage in a little thought exercise. Imagine for the moment that Donald Trump actually won reelection in November 2020. (That shouldn’t be hard, given polling that shows that 66% of Republicans already wrongly believe […]

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September 30, 2021
Mandates Help U.S. Employers Top 90% COVID Vaccination Rate

In its September 30 story titled “‘Mandates Are Working’: Employer Ultimatums Lift Vaccination Rates, So Far,” the New York Times reported some of the best COVID news for Americans since the delta variant first exploded here in July. In a nutshell, employer mandates implemented by states like New York and California as well as by […]

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August 31, 2021
America's Afghanistan Withdrawal in Context

Sometimes a little historical context can put current events in perspective. Two weeks after the fall of Kabul, the United States successfully extracted over 120,000 Americans and Afghans from the capital. But thirteen American servicemen and women were killed in a terrorist attack during the high-risk mission to protect the ongoing airlift. Two weeks after […]

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August 13, 2021
Trump Put 5,000 Taliban Fighters Back in Battle and Tied Biden’s Hands in Afghanistan

It’s amazing how America’s national security landscape changed in just four years. With the Islamic State on the ropes after the fall of Mosul, in February 2017 defense expert Andrew Exum proclaimed, “Donald Trump will defeat ISIS and it will mostly be due to the work of his predecessor.” But with Trump’s successor just weeks […]

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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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