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by progressivepen on March 8, 2014

The Soul Doctrine

by progressivepen on March 4, 2014

KGB AgentVladimir Putin spent 25 years with the KGB (and it’s post-Soviet successor agency (the FSB), eventually rising to the position of Agency Director. Normally, a career spent in the KGB would be a huge — pardon the pun — red flag. But George W. Bush sees things differently.

Following his very first meeting with Putin, Bush established what I like to call “The Soul Doctrine” with the following assessment of Putin:

“I looked the man in the eye… I was able to get a sense of his soul.”  

Obviously, Bush’s ‘Soul Doctrine’ is a very sophisticated foreign policy, the likes of which the world had never seen before. To help comprehend it, I created the timeline below.



EXCLUSIVE: Preview of Rand Paul’s Response to Wikipedia Plagiarism Allegations

October 30, 2013

To date, Senator Rand Paul has refused to comment on the revelation that he has given multiple speeches that have plagiarized from Wikipedia. However, in a ProgressivePen exclusive, we have obtained an advance copy of Senator Paul’s speech addressing the plagiarism allegations:  

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Stephen Colbert, National Treasure

August 25, 2013

Colbert: “It has been five whole years since the global financial crisis cost the U.S. economy more than $22 trillion and we’re still trying to figure out who to blame. Was it the patriotic bankers willing to put it all on the line to make America the greatest economy in the world? Or was it […]

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Fox News’ Lead Story on Election Eve? A “Voter Fraud” Warning

November 5, 2012

Normally, I make a point to avoid exposing myself to the alternate reality at Fox News. But tomorrow is election day. With the polling data pointing towards Obama’s reelection, I figured, “Why not take a peek at how Fox News is spinning things?” Here is a screen capture from the Fox News website, taken at […]

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The Founding

August 8, 2012

The Huffington Post has an article out today discussing the founding of Bain Capital — specifically, the firm’s initial funding. In 1983, Bill Bain asked Mitt Romney to launch Bain Capital, a private equity offshoot of the successful consulting firm Bain & Company. After some initial reluctance, Romney agreed. When Romney struggled to raise funds from other […]

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The JPMorgan Chase Primary

May 15, 2012

Via Progress Mass: Once again, it must be pointed out that, no, there is not a bar missing from this bar chart.  To date, Republican Scott Brown has received $54,155 from JPMorgan Chase’s PAC, executives, staff, and lobbyists, while Democrat Elizabeth Warren has received $0.

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Obama on the Debt Limit — December 2010

August 1, 2011

Paul Krugman reminds us of Obama’s remarks during his press conference held last December, to announce his capitulation to the GOP on tax cuts. Q Mr. President, thank you. How do these negotiations affect negotiations or talks with Republicans about raising the debt limit? Because it would seem that they have a significant amount of […]

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