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Category: Election '16

March 11, 2016
Ohio State Football Coach Urban Meyer Endorses John Kasich for President

In the interests of full disclosure, I must report that I am a huge Ohio State fan. I've been living and dying with Buckeye football since OSU beat USC and O.J. Simpson (yes, that O.J. Simpson) in the 1969 Rose Bowl. But I couldn't' help but greet today's news that Coach Urban Meyer officially endorsed […]

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March 7, 2016
Romney's Warning: Trump is Too Much Like Me
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March 4, 2016
Paul Ryan's GOP Prays for People's Prejudices
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March 2, 2016
Trump, the KKK and the GOP's Slippery Slope on Racial Politics

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February 29, 2016
Why Jewish Voters Still Won't Support Republicans in 2016

The GOP has a dream today. The GOP has a dream that one day Jews and Gentiles will be able to join hands and vote Republican in every village and every hamlet, in every state and every city (but most of all in Florida). But that dream of the coming of the Jewish Republican won't […]

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February 25, 2016
Child of Reagan Marco Rubio Owes a Debt to The Gipper

Every four years, Republican White House wannabes climb over each other in the quest to proclaim themselves the heir to the sainted Ronald Reagan. So it was no surprise in South Carolina on Saturday when second-place finisher Marco Rubio proclaimed: "The children of the Reagan Revolution are ready to assume the mantle of leadership. Now, […]

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February 12, 2016
Memo to GOP Budget Chairmen: National Debt Will Explode Under Your Presidential Candidates

Among the lesser-known facts of the Obama presidency is this: inflation-adjusted federal spending is lower now than when Barack Obama first took the oath of office. Nevertheless, after 7 years of flat-spending and declining deficits, the Republican budget committee chairmen in the House and Senate dismissed Obama's $4 trillion fiscal year 2017 budget proposal sight […]

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February 10, 2016
Hillary Clinton Pays a Lot in Taxes. She's Proposing to Pay Even More.

As his presidency neared its end, George W. Bush unveiled his plans for life after the White House. "I'll give some speeches, just to replenish the ol' coffers," the multi-millionaire told Robert Draper, adding, "I don't know what my dad gets - it's more than 50-75" thousand dollars a speech, and "Clinton's making a lot […]

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February 8, 2016
Marco Rubio is No Moderate

In the years before he became legendary for delivering the thirstiest State of the Union response ever, Florida Senator Marco Rubio was peddling another legend. On his path to becoming speaker of the Florida House, Rubio often told Sunshine State audiences he was "the son of exiles" forced to flee their beloved island of Cuba […]

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February 5, 2016
The Two Certainties of Health Care Reform

As Iowans prepared to caucus this week, a battle royal was playing out in each political party. But while Republicans argued over Donald Trump's conservative credentials and Ted Cruz's temperament, Democrats were having a heated debate over actual public policy. At its heart is the future of health care reform in the United States and […]

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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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