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April 21, 2014
Bush Administration Labeled Bundy Ranch-Style Outlaws Domestic Terrorists

The Bundy Ranch controversy has now divided Nevada's two United States Senators. While Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) referred to Bundy's armed supporters as "domestic terrorists," his Republican colleague Dean Heller praised them as "patriots." Their disagreement begs the question: What do you call someone who owes the United States government a million dollars and […]

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April 20, 2014
Epidemic of GOPer Virus Will Kill Thousands in Red States

Imagine that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned that America was about to be hit by a preventable epidemic of a deadly, though curable, virus. In response, the federal government budgeted funds for each of the 50 states to purchase antidotes to save the afflicted and vaccines to immunize residents against future outbreaks. Recognizing […]

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April 17, 2014
Mississippi GOP Shocked--Shocked!--to Find Neo-Confederates in Its Ranks

For pure political theater, it's hard to beat the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi. There, incumbent Senator Thad Cochran is trying to fight off Tea Party favorite and neo-Confederate State Senator Chris McDaniel. In the latest twist in this entertaining saga, Tea Party leaders called for the resignation of state GOP chairman Joe Nosef after […]

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April 14, 2014
Makers, Takers and Fakers at Nevada's Bundy Ranch

If nothing else, the tense standoff at the Bundy ranch in Nevada provided a helpful reminder of what it means to be a patriot in America. There are many things one may do and a small handful of things one must do to be considered a true patriot. Real patriots vote. They vaccinate their kids. […]

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April 13, 2014
In Arkansas and Georgia, an Obamacare Tale of Two Clinics

For the two clinics, it was the best of times and the worst times. In Mena, Arkansas, the 9th Street Ministries free clinic is closing its doors after 16 years, its services no longer needed by the poor residents who have now obtained health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. But in Glenwood, Georgia, […]

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April 5, 2014
Rick Perry Leads GOP's "Let 'Em Die" Primary for 2016

During a September 2011 debate, the assembled Republican White House hopefuls provided one of the most disturbing moments of the last presidential campaign. When CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Ron Paul what should happen to a healthy 30 year-old that refused to pay for an insurance policy and then suddenly has a major medical emergency, the […]

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April 2, 2014
Mitch McConnell's Diskynect

Before the ink was even dry on the Affordable Care Act back in March 2010, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced his Republican Party's response. "I think the slogan will be "repeal and replace", "repeal and replace," Mr. McConnell said. "No one that I know in the Republican conference in the Senate believes that […]

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March 31, 2014
GOP Always Feared Obamacare's Success, Not Its Failure

With sign-ups for private insurance nearing 7 million on the final days of open enrollment for Obamacare, Republicans are once again trying to unskew the polls. While Wyoming Senator John Barrasso accused the White House of "cooking the books," Ted Cruz (R-TX) pretended the number of uninsured Americans is actually rising. Sadly, this conservative whimpering […]

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March 31, 2014
GOP's Obamacare Sabotage Produces Red State Death Toll

Despite the catastrophic launch of the web site last fall, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is on pace to blow past the CBO's most recent forecast of 6 million private insurance subscribers by the March 31 enrollment deadline. All told, at least 13 million people will obtain insurance coverage as a result of Obamacare, […]

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March 30, 2014
Chris Christie's Implausible Deniability
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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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