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Entries by Robert Creamer from 09/2013

A Progressive Perspective: Why Congress Should Approve the President's Request to Punish the Use of Chemical Weapons

| Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

History will judge us harshly, if we stand by idly, and legitimate the use of chemical weapons -- and weapons of mass destruction in general -- by allowing their use in the view of the full world to go unpunished.

Why the Congressional Resolution on Chemical Weapons Is Completely Different From Iraq War Resolution

| Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

There has been a lot said in the last week comparing the Congressional resolution authorizing the use of force to punish Bashar al Assad's government for using chemical weapons to the resolution authorizing the Iraq War. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Ultimate Reason to Support Resolution Authorizing Use of Military Force to Stop Chemical Weapons in Syria: It's Working

| Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

For those who do not want to see the use of military force in Syria, the best thing they can do to assure that the military action is not needed is to support the Congressional resolution authorizing the president to use military force if necessary.

Want to Cut Food Stamp Costs? Raise the Minimum Wage

| Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

The real dirty secret of food stamps is that the primary beneficiaries are often giant corporations who pay their employees poverty wages, counting on food stamps, Medicaid and other forms of government assistance as indirect subsidies to their wealthy stock holders.

GOP Desperate to Defund ObamaCare Now Because They Know Its Popularity Is About to Skyrocket

| Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

They know that once it is fully implemented, it will be impossible to take away the many benefits of ObamaCare. It is one thing to prevent something good from being passed by Congress. It's quite another to take something away from the voters.

Has the GOP Leadership Become Delusional?

| Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Do the Republicans really want to be held responsible for another financial calamity when it is their turn to face the voters? From a purely political point of view, it's as if your opponent in a war threatens that he will blow his own head off if you do not surrender.