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August 8, 2016
Three Lessons from the Rise of Donald Trump

This was the week that some Republicans finally responded to their wake up call about Donald Trump. Or perhaps more accurately, found themselves like the married man at 3 AM who discovers himself naked in a seedy hotel room bed, with his face covered in cocaine and a dead hooker laying motionless by his side, […]

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June 8, 2016
So Trump Fans Say They Want a Businessman as President...

From the beginning of his unlikely quest for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has enjoyed the strong backing of those GOP voters who say they want a successful businessman in the White House. After only his outsider status, Gallup polling showed earlier this year, backers of the real estate mogul turned reality TV […]

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June 7, 2016
California Dreamin'

During the 1984 race for the Democratic nomination, I worked as a field organizer for the insurgent presidential campaign of Senator Gary Hart (D-CO). After a string of early wins in New Hampshire and states in New England and the northwest, Hart got battered in New York and the industrial Midwest. But a late surge […]

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May 15, 2016
Donald Trump Proposes YUGE Tax Cut for Hillary Clinton--and Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton 38, Donald Trump 0. If you haven't been keeping score, that's how many years of tax returns Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump respectively have made available to the American public. But Trump's declaration that "it's none of your business" what tax rate he pays isn't the only sign that the Donald is only […]

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April 26, 2016
Team Sanders Pulls a Romney on Bernie's Tax Returns

Among Bernie Sanders' greatest strengths is his old-fashioned honesty. That's why it's so puzzling that he would only release one year of tax returns. After all, most presidential candidates publish many years of their tax records. (Across all of their elections, Hillary and Bill Clinton combined have now made 38 years available.) In any event, […]

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April 26, 2016
Let's Not Party Like It's 1984

In the wake of last week's New York primary, Hillary Clinton's path to securing the Democratic nomination for president seems increasingly clear. What is less certain is how the candidates, their campaigns, and their supporters will handle that looming outcome between now and the close of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28. […]

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April 1, 2016
Republicans, Democrats Agree on New Rules for Congress Under Next GOP President

Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress signed a landmark agreement codifying new rules for the House and Senate under the next GOP President. Negotiated by Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), John Cornyn (R-TX), Harry Reid (D-NV) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the 10-point deal provides guidelines for […]

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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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June 9, 2015
The Supreme Irony of King v. Burwell

From the very beginning of the debate over what would become the Affordable Care Act, the conservative crusade to kill health care reform has been defined by an inescapable irony. For years, health care has been worst in those reddest of states where Republicans poll best. Study after study has shown that red state health […]

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May 6, 2015
Baltimore and the 50-Year American Failure on Jobs

If nothing else, today's conservative movement may be the greatest talking point generator in American history. Judging by the conservative choir now singing in unison, the aftermath of the sometimes violent protests in Baltimore is providing just the latest case in point. The tried and untrue sound bites predictably include GOP favorites like "blame the […]

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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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