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February 1, 2005
On the Wrong Side of History

Once in a rare while, tectonic historical change occurs with the span of only few days. The dramatic fall of the Berlin Wall heralding the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union, was one of those watershed moments. And for many Americans, the events of the last 10 days of January, with the Rice confirmation, the […]

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February 1, 2005
Perrspectives' Social Security Document Library

With President Bush and the GOP launching an all-out campaign for their misguided Social Security privatization plan, Perrspectives has assembled a library of resources to help you evaluate the pluses and (endless) minuses of the Bush proposal. The Perrspectives Social Security Document Library includes the Republicans' cynical game plan, the Trustees' 2004 Report, the 2001 […]

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January 31, 2005
Hijacking Freedom

Among the many sub-plots to watch for in Wednesday's State of the Union address will be President Bush's appropriation of the words "freedom" and "liberty" for his agenda and the GOP. As we've written before, the Republicans have dominated American policy debates through their manipulation and control of language. Whether through message discipline or superior […]

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January 31, 2005
2004 State of the Union Flashback

With President Bush's 2005 State of the Union approaching, my 2004 SOTU-eve critique of Bush's so-called Ownership Society still stands. State of Disunion Even with his shaky State of the Union address and dipping approval ratings, President Bush unfortunately remains in a strong position for the 2004 election. Saddam is captured, GDP is surging, and […]

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January 22, 2005
Name That Bush Scandal Contest Results!

To commemorate the Second Inauguration of President George W. Bush, Perrspectives is pleased to announce the winners of the "Name That Bush Scandal" Contest which concluded at noon EST, January 20, 2005. Perrspectives received entries from all over the United States (and the world, for that matter). We'd like to thank everyone who participated for […]

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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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January 11, 2005
Joe Trippi Endorses Rosenberg for DNC Chair

On the same day that Howard Dean officially threw his hat into the ring for DNC Chairman, his former campaign manager Joe Trippi announced on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews that he is supporting Simon Rosenberg. I couldn't agree more. As I've said before, while the loose cannon Dean would be a perilous selection for […]

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January 6, 2005
Rosenberg Announces DNC Chair Bid

New Democrat Network President and founder Simon Rosenberg made it official today and jumped into the race for chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Perrspectives has been a big supporter of Rosenberg for the DNC chairmanship. In case you missed it, here's our view from December 9th: "Simon Says: Rosenberg for DNC Chair"

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January 6, 2005
Bush's Social Security Smoke Screen

As we previously discussed in "The Party of Choice", the Bush Social Security privatization is only loosely concerned about increasing market returns for retirement savings, providing greater freedom to American investors or even staving off a supposed funding crisis. Win or lose, the Bush plan seeks nothing less than to dramatically redefine the role of […]

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December 28, 2004
The Party of Choice

As President Bush ramps up his campaign for Social Security privatization, it looks like Democrats will once again win the battle of facts while losing the war of ideas. While his proposals are widely viewed as bad public policy and enjoy only lukewarm public support, regardless of its outcome Bush's crusade for Social Security reform […]

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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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