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Charles Perez

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More Than a Feeling: Why Facts Don't Matter

(8) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 3:55 PM

The morning after the third presidential debate I sat in front of my laptop listening to MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mica Brzezinski debate the night's performance. As usual, they disagreed on just about everything... everything, except this:

"The voters want to know the facts," they said!

"They want to know...

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The President, the Tipping Point, and Chick-Fil-A

(112) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 10:06 AM

"This is about my right to free speech," cried one of my Facebook friends as she declared her support for Chick-Fil-A and her intention to go miles out of her way to pick up a Chick-Fil-A Deluxe Chicken Sandwich. Her sentiments were echoed by tens of thousands who lined up...

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How Barack Obama Won

(11) Comments | Posted December 8, 2010 | 1:31 PM

This past Tuesday Barack Obama reached an agreement with congressional Republicans that not only extended the Bush tax cuts but finally made him presidential.

Don't get me wrong, I am the first one to support ending the Bush-era tax cut on those making over 250k per year. But, I...

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An Opportunity for Greatness

(31) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 9:13 AM

Barack Obama has a choice: He can either rise to the circumstances that are before him with the kind of bold transformative action he promised or he can continue to preside over the slowest recovery in American history. Though both the stock market and the value of American corporations have...

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If I Were Barack Obama

(5) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 4:22 PM

When I was a kid, I remember sitting on the couch, next to my father, watching Ronald Reagan. Reagan was on TV, speaking to us, with an easel, some poster board and using a pointer. He was giving us a lesson in supply side economics, using a graph to show...

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Finding Our Way Around Florida's Ban on Gay Adoption

(12) Comments | Posted August 26, 2010 | 2:52 PM

"Are you a homosexual?" she asked.

"Excuse me?" I responded.

"Are you a homosexual?" she asked again.

It was not her second question, or the third, but the first question once I told her I was interested in adopting.

Her name was Sue. She was the on-phone representation of "Our...
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Cynthia Nixon Fights for Florida Families

(6) Comments | Posted January 14, 2010 | 1:57 PM

"This is about all the families that never were and all the families that still can be," said actress Cynthia Nixon, as she, along with the American Civil Liberties Union, announced the start of a three year campaign to reverse Florida's shameful ban on gay adoption.

"No other group of...

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The Case for Barack Obama

(59) Comments | Posted October 19, 2009 | 4:24 PM

Those on the left don't trust him. Those in the center have begun to doubt him. Those on the right hate him. They also hated Bill Clinton, however, and he did more to rein in spending, shrink the size of government and reduce the welfare rolls than any republican president...

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