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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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March 25, 2013 11:20 a.m.



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The 10th anniversary of the start of the U.S. war in Iraq has given rise to lots of retrospective punditry on how that military misadventure did great political harm to the Republican Party and the presidency of George W. Bush (see HERE, for example).

Most of this analysis is fairly accurate, but it ignores what I have long considered another important turning point for Republicans in the same decade, one which gave much of the American public cause to question the GOP’s moralistic agenda.

That controversy, which emerged eight years ago this month, involved the legal wrangling over whether to ...

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