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June 5, 2005
Confederacy of Dunces

This weekend, the disgusting spectacle of the Confederate flag reared its ugly head once again, this time in Missouri. Republican Governor Matt Blunt ordered the flag to be flown for a day during a memorial service attended at the Confederate Memorial State Historic Site in Higginsville. The 400 people in attendance didn't just lay roses […]

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May 22, 2005
Separated at Birth

Far too much has already been made in the press about perceived parallels between the Bush administration and the new Star Wars film, Revenge of the Sith. That much said, on deeper inspection, the similarities between Darth Vader and George W. Bush are striking:

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May 22, 2005
Yoda Translates George Bush

Back in 1983, Star Wars technology became both the inspiration and name for Ronald Reagan's seemingly fantastic (or at least, fantastically expensive) space-based missile defense system. Twenty-two years and a $100 billion later, we still don't know if that system will actually work. But it is easy to imagine advances from a new Star Wars […]

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May 17, 2005
Newsweek Aftermath: The Bush Mea Culpa Watch

As the Bush administration heaps scorn on Newsweek magazine for its Koran desecration story, it's worth remembering the President's own words during his April 13, 2004 press conference last year. Asked to name his biggest mistake, a modest (and incoherent) Bush responded: "I'm sure something will pop into my head here...maybe I'm not as quick […]

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May 3, 2005
Pat Roberston's Second Term Agenda

On ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CBN mogul and 700 Club host Pat Robertson offered a short summary of his policy preferences for the second Bush term. The former presidential candidate weighed in across a range of issues concerning God and man. On the raging controversy over the judiciary, Robertson claimed that judges are […]

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April 21, 2005
A Conservative Theory of Evolution

On Sunday, April 24th, Senate Majority Leader Bill First will join James Dobson, Tony Perkins and assorted members of the conservative American Taliban for "Justice Sunday." This made-for-TV event is part of the Right's ongoing war against Senate Democrats' use of the filibuster to block a handful of Bush judicial nominees. As Frist prepares to […]

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April 13, 2005
Bush's Secret iPod Playlist

The political and entertainment worlds are abuzz with discussion and analysis regarding the contents of President Bush's iPod. The list, released by the White House on Tuesday, reveals a bland and predictable mix of rock classics and country. What is much more interesting - and surprising - are the songs comprising Bush's previously secret playlist. […]

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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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February 8, 2005
Bush on the Couch

Sooner or later, every president is the subject of a "psycho-history." These works usually claim to explain the policies, behavior and even mannerisms of the occupant of the Oval Office based on a pseudo-psychological examination dating back to his childhood. Now, it's George W. Bush's turn on the couch: (Click here for a larger version […]

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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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