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Category: Culture War

March 28, 2005
As Featured in The Oregonian

For those who have been following Perrspectives' take on the Schiavo affair, my defense of individual liberty and personal autonomy can be found in the March 28th Op Ed section of The Oregonian: "Liberty and the Culture of Living" You can also read the full text below.

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March 27, 2005
Easter Reflections on Tom Delay

In recent days, criticism has unfairly rained down on House majority leader Tom Delay for supposedly comparing himself to Jesus. As Delay put it in his own defense, "people hate the messenger. That's why they killed Christ." On this Easter Sunday, it is worth noting that the similarities between Jesus and Tom Delay are striking: […]

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March 23, 2005
Achilles' Heels

The political clash over the tragedy of Terri Schiavo is highlighting once again the Achilles Heel of the conservative movement. Dormant for two presidential elections, the yawning chasm between economic and social conservatives is reemerging, and with it, a serious threat to the Republicans' majority status. As we've noted before, the ascendancy of the Right […]

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March 21, 2005
To Err is Texan

Three critical points have been almost entirely absent from the media's discussion of the Terri Schiavo affair. I've written about two and others in the blogosphere have done a great job addressing the third: 1. Moral Arguments Favoring the End of Life Support A thorough discussion of the very strong moral arguments in favor of […]

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March 14, 2005
Gay Time in the Old Town Tonight

On Monday, San Francisco County Superior Judge Richard Cramer ruled in favor of the city of San Francisco and a dozen same-sex couples, stating that withholding marriage licenses from gays and lesbians is unconstitutional. While this is but one positive step forward in the struggle for equal marriage rights for all Americans, it is clear […]

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February 22, 2005
Today's Quiz

It's time to take Today's Quiz. The topic: threats to the American way of life. According to conservatives, which of the following is NOT a threat to the American republic? A) Spongebob Squarepants, rumored front-sponge for the gay agenda. B) Buster Baxter, the PBS cartoon bunny who counts Vermont lesbians among his friends. C) Patty […]

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February 20, 2005
Fresh Air and Gray Skies: An Even Hand at NPR

For the raging right, National Public Radio is the poster child for liberal bias in the media. From Accuracy in Media and the Media Research Center to the National Review and Bill O'Reilly, NPR (or "National Palestine Radio" to its detractors), is the bete noir. How very surprised, then, they must have all been while […]

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February 4, 2005
Bush, Race and the State of the Union

During the February 3rd segment of the Abrams Report on MSNBC, part of the discussion focused on President Bush's surprising and vocal support for DNA evidence funding during the State of the Union address. Abrams and his guests seemed mystified as to why President Bush, a man who presided over more executions than any other […]

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January 27, 2005
SpongeBob Outed?

Children's cartoon favorite Spongebob Squarepants is the latest cultural icon to draw the ire of the American Taliban. Identified as an agent of the gay agenda by Focus on the Family's James Dobson, Spongebob joins Rick Santorum's dogs and John Cornyn's box turtles as a threat to the American family. What is it about Spongebob […]

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January 13, 2005
African-Americans and the Bush Social Security Plan

Only days after the Armstrong Williams paid-for-pundit debacle, President Bush used his January 12 "town hall meeting" to once again reach out to African-Americans. this time on his Social Security privatization plan. With a hand-picked audience of supporters present on stage and in the Washington DC audience, Bush was on the top of his game: […]

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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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