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Entries by Robert Creamer from 12/2009

Obama, Progressives and Afghanistan

| Posted 12.03.2009 | Politics

Progressives must not lose sight of the fact that, although we may disagree with President Obama's decision on Afghanistan, he shares a progressive vision of American foreign policy.

America Needs a Jobs Bill, and the Federal Deficit Shouldn't Stand in the Way

| Posted 12.08.2009 | Politics

Last month's drop in the unemployment rate is certainly good news. But without additional action, there is little likelihood that the economy will return to anything resembling full employment.

Pass Financial Regulatory Reform - Then Break Up the Big Wall Street Banks

| Posted 12.15.2009 | Politics

With no regard for history -- and here I mean the events of only 12 months ago -- the Republicans and Big Banks have the audacity to contend that the creation of jobs requires the lowest levels of regulation possible.

Lieberman Betrayal Illustrates Why Senate Filibuster Rules Must Change

| Posted 12.16.2009 | Politics

Lieberman's success in eliminating the public option from the Senate health reform bill makes one thing perfectly clear: to pass progressive reform, the Senate must change its filibuster rules.

What Next in the Battle for Health Care Reform?

| Posted 12.23.2009 | Politics

Those who are critical of Obama need to remember something: health insurance reform is an achievement that has eluded presidents for decades. It's easy to criticize. It's not so easy to actually get things done.

Democrats Do Not Need to Become More "Moderate" to Win in 2010 - Four Rules for Victory in November

| Posted 12.28.2009 | Politics

Voters want the proverbial money changers thrown out of the temple of government. They don't want Democrats to be more milquetoast and "sensible." They want something done to right this extraordinary wrong.

What I Learned When I Spent Five Months at the Federal Prison Camp at Terre Haute

| Posted 12.31.2009 | Politics

Like many low points in life, I learned a lot from my stay at Terre Haute that I would never have fully understood if I hadn't spent time there.