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Tom Perez looks back

Featured image Just before the Democratic meltdown in Iowa last night, the Democratic Party tweeted out Chairman Tom Perez’s reflections on the reforms that have been instituted under his leadership. If only Perez had waited a few hours, he could have elaborated on the Iowa fiasco. Quotable quote: “Some of our major changes this year have to do with how states administer their caucuses — and they are all geared towards making »

Perez promotes lawsuit: “No one is above the law”

Featured image We receive DNC emails addressed to “Rachelle” at our Power Line gmail account. Tom Perez and Keith Ellison are both on a first name-basis with Rachelle, whoever she is. Today’s correspondence promotes the DNC lawsuit against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and other defendants. The element of projection looms large in Perez’s message, as always in the recurring themes of the Democratic Party. The message announces “We’re suing the »

Alex Acosta refuses to disturb Obama/Perez pro-illegal immigrant policies

Featured image As described below, Department of Labor policy and practice supports illegal immigrants in at least three ways. This shouldn’t be surprising. Illegal immigrants had no better friend in the Obama administration, and few anywhere in American, than Tom Perez, Obama’s Secretary of Labor. Here is how Perez used the DOL to promote the interests of illegal immigrants. First, an Obama administration-era memorandum of understanding between the DOL, the EEOC, the »

Perez’s pathetic piffle

Featured image The Trump Dossier of Russian disinformation was commissioned and funded by the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party. These inconvenient facts, reported just last week after all the Trump/Russia campaign collusion hysteria, upset the narrative relentlessly peddled by Clinton, by the Democarats and by the Democrats’ media adjunct. What to do? We can see what Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez does. He keeps on keeping on, emitting fog. »

Perez says

Featured image Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is not only a lawyer, he served as Secretary of Labor under President Obama and as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the Holder Justice Department. It therefore makes a certain kind of sense that he was invited to give the sixth annual Birch Bayh Lecture at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In his lecture Perez spoke on the subject »

Perez defeats Ellison

Featured image Democratic National Committee members meeting in Atlanta this afternoon elected former Obama administration Secretary Tom Perez their new chairman. Perez defeated Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison on the second ballot by a vote of 235-200. Ellison picked up no votes on the second ballot after Perez fell one short of winning outright the first time around. Jonathan Martin does a good job reporting the story for the Times here. »

Is there a silver lining to Tom Perez’s confirmation?

Featured image Probably not. But I’m an optimist, except when I’m not, so let’s look for a silver lining. As Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez will have an important role in implementing comprehensive immigration reform if such legislation is enacted. But, Perez’s background in this area demonstrates that he cannot be trusted to implement immigration reform even-handedly, or even to abide by the law. As a member of the Montgomery County Council, »

Tom Perez foiled, we hope

Featured image We have written about the lengths to which Tom Perez, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, went to induce the City of St. Paul into withdrawing its appeal of a fair housing lawsuit that raised the viability of claims based on disparate impact. In exchange for dropping its case, the U.S. government, spurred by Perez, agreed not to intervene in an unrelated False Claims Act case that had the »

The ubiquitious Tom Perez

Featured image At PJ Media, Christian Adams points out that former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman “isn’t the only non-cabinet member from the Obama administration to visit the White House an extraordinary number of times.” Tom Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights, made 83 visits during the period covered by White House logs examined by the Daily Caller. This makes Perez the third most frequent visitor to the White House. Only Shulman »

The Washington Post’s intellectually dishonest defense of Tom Perez

Featured image The Washington Post editorial board falls well short of its usual standards in this superficial and intellectually dishonest piece of partisanship attacking Republicans for opposing Tom Perez’s nomination for Secretary of Labor. The Post characterizes Republican opposition as driven purely by policy disagreements: Democrats highly regard Mr. Perez, a former secretary of labor in Maryland, for his aggressive action on voting rights, police abuse and fair lending cases. Republicans dislike »

Will Senate Republicans turn a blind eye to Tom Perez’s dishonesty?

Featured image Tom Perez is President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Labor. There are many reasons why he should not be confirmed. I discussed some of them here and here. My complaints about Perez pre-date his most recent nomination. In a 2009 Washington Times op-ed, I objected to his nomination to head Justice Department’s Office of Civil Rights. It is not easy to block a cabinet nominee on policy grounds, nor should »

Filibuster Tom Perez

Featured image Katrina Trinko wonders whether Tom Perez, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, will face the kind of stiff opposition in the Senate that Chuck Hagel encountered. He certainly should. Indeed, he should be filibustered. Trinko notes that in 2009, 22 Republicans voted against Perez’s confirmation to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Since then, Perez has done plenty to warrant more robust opposition. Consider: Perez is under congressional »

The talented Mr. Perez

Featured image The Wall Street Journal has devoted an excellent reported editorial to Thomas Perez, Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Labor. The editorial is tightly focused on the lengths to which Perez went to induce the City of St. Paul into withdrawing its appeal of the fair housing lawsuit that raised the viability of claims based on disparate impact. The City of St. Paul’s petition for Supreme Court review had »

Obama’s Perverse Appointment of Tom Perez to Head the Department of Labor

Featured image We wrote extensively about Tom Perez during his scandal-ridden tenure at the Department of Justice, and Paul has written about him here, here and here in the context of President Obama’s nominating Perez to be Secretary of Labor. There are many good reasons to oppose Perez’s nomination, but perhaps the most fundamental is that Perez stands in opposition to the founding purpose of the Department of Labor. The legislation authorizing »

How Tom Perez traded Treasury money to protect a pet race discrimination theory

Featured image The Committee on Oversight and Reform is investigating the latest scandal involving Tom Perez, who is reported to be President Obama’s choice for Secretary of Labor. Committee Chairaman Darrel Issa has confronted the Department of Justice (where Perez now serves as Assistant Attorney General) with charges that Perez arranged a quid pro quo for the City of St. Paul, Minnesota to drop the Supreme Court case of Magner v. Gallagher. »

Perez Hilton and him

Even if it’s Perez Hilton rather than Paris Hilton whom John joins among the Forbes Web Celeb 25 along with Glenn Reynolds and Violet Blue, John deserves to be there. (As John noted, Paris Hilton is on the Forbes Crossover Celebrity List. John has not crossed over.) Because I think in musical metaphors and because this is the one that occurs to me, I will add only that he is »

God? Who’s That?

Featured image The conservative movement is a big tent. We have plenty of room for atheists and those with unconventional religious beliefs. Still, the overwhelming majority of Americans, and an even larger majority of conservatives, are religious, with most being Christians and Jews, along with a growing number of Muslims. And pretty much all conservatives who are not themselves personally religious respect our country’s Judeo-Christian heritage and understand the role it has »