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September 5, 2020
After Insulting Half of American Catholics, Lou Holtz to Get Presidential Medal

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that former Notre Dame football coach and current college football analyst Lou Holtz will receive the President Medal of Freedom. “There's a man that's an incredible leader, Lou Holtz,” Trump explained, “I've known him for a long time. He's been a friend of mine.” Of course, Trump is bestowing […]

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August 1, 2020
In Three Quotes, Republicans Admit the "Great Party Switch"

Republicans and their amen corner in the right-wing media are trying to perpetuate yet another hoax on the American people. In a nutshell, they claim that history ended in 1865 or, at the latest, 1965. But sadly for them, three of their leading lights past and present—Cindy Hyde-Smith, Trent Lott and Strom Thurmond--already gave the […]

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July 17, 2020
Acting DHS Secretary Wolf Understates Portland Crisis

Over the past 24 hours, Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has faced a firestorm of criticism for his over-the-top rhetoric and grandstanding regarding the ongoing demonstrations in Portland, Oregon. In his memo justifying the deployment of federal marshals that neither the mayor nor the governor requested or wanted, the man supporters call “Hanging Chad” cited no few than 72 instances […]

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December 17, 2019
An Open Letter to Nikki Haley from the Briefly Reanimated Corpse of Jefferson Davis

Sunday, December 15, 2019 Hollywood Cemetery Richmond, Virginia Dearest Ambassador Haley, I am writing from the distant past to offer some modest thoughts about your exciting future. I understand congratulations are in order as you embark on the journey to seek the presidential nomination of the party of states' rights, nullification, and secession. (One hundred […]

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October 8, 2019
Robert Jeffress is Donald Trump's Minister of Hate

By now, Americans have grown accustomed to incendiary rhetoric from the raging right. Nevertheless, the past week witnessed some truly explosive eruptions from some of the leading lights of the conservative movement. Last Sunday, Donald Trump warned that his impeachment and removal from office could trigger a second civil war. Three days later, frequent Fox […]

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October 1, 2019
Health Clinic Closures Put Women's Lives at Risk

What happens when clinics providing healthcare services to women close? Among other things, American women will needlessly die. That's the horrifying conclusion from a recent study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology. Designed to gauge the impact of the closures of 100 women's health clinics nationwide between 2010 and 2013, Dr. Amar Srivastava […]

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August 6, 2019
Donald Trump's Color-Coded Geography of Hate

"When I am president, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally," Donald Trump declared on July 22, 2016, as he accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president. "Every action I take, I will ask myself: does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, […]

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June 11, 2019
Republicans Peddle Grotesque Abortion-Slavery Comparison

In the great and proud history of the United States, no failing, no appalling ideology, no perverse institution--no national tragedy--compares to the American sin of chattel slavery. Codified in the nation's founding documents in a grotesque mockery of the Declaration's self-evident truth that "all men are created equal," the 250-year bondage of black Americans was […]

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April 2, 2019
Republicans' Message to Jewish Americans: Everything We Hate is Like the Holocaust

For Republicans, the gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has become an annual ritual in their hyperbolic effort to peel away Jewish Americans who overwhelmingly give their votes to Democrats. But the GOP brought an extra sense of urgency to last week's 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference. Less than six months after Democrats […]

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December 24, 2018
Deep Thoughts, by Paul Ryan

In the future, historians and political scientists will speak of the "Ryan Gap." That moniker will be used to measure the yawning chasm between the shining image a politician manufactures for him or herself and the brutal truth of their failed ideas and meager accomplishments. Of course, the inspiration for that damning delta between perception […]

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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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