Nick Ragone is an author, attorney and public relations executive in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University (undergraduate) and the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is the author of three books: Essential American Government, Everything American Government, and President's Most Wanted. Nick is a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel and Fox Business, the PIX11 Morning Show, and has a weekly appearance on the popular Raph Bailey Radio Show.  He co-anchored PIX11's five-hour live inauguration coverage with Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong.

Nick is a contributor to Donklephant.com, one of the most influential political blogs on the web, and  has written for US News & World Report, The Star-Ledger, Real Simple Magazine and RealSimple.com.  Nick has been quoted in over two dozen stories on politics, the presidency, and public relations.  In December of 2007, Nick was named one of PR Week's 40 under 40 to watch, and in May of 2008 was featured in "Profiles of Success", a book about public relations. Nick lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his wife and two children, and spends what little free time he has obsessing on the Mets.

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Howard Dean tells a fib while on Olbermann ... sorta

The Scream-man, Howard Dean, was on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" tonight critisizing Republican Congressman Eric Cantor's failure to denounce a C-Span caller's reference to one-party rule as fascism.

Dean said it was disrespectful to refer to the President as a fascist (though neither the caller nor Cantor ever did), stating that "even in the darkest days of the Bush-Cheney administration, I don't think there was any reason to call President Bush a fascist."

Really? According to a Byron York piece that I found, during his speech at the 2004 Democratic National convention, Dean had this to say regarding his mistakes during the campaign: "There were a few little slip-ups. You can't call the president a fascist. You're not supposed to do that this week, anyway." York writes: "The audience loved it, as they did when he [Dean] said the Bush administration is "an administration where they like book burning better than reading books."

Wow, book burning -- sounds pretty fascist to me. And "not this week, anyway" -- sounds like Dean was saying it's ok to call Bush a fascist any other week.

Which is it, Howard? You can't have it both ways.

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I remember the word "fascism" being used about the Bush administration from the very begining. In the 2000 election during the oft repeated selective Florida recounts, Gerrald Nadler from New York said there was "a whiff of fascism in the air".

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff McReynolds

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