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Entries by Robert Kuttner from 02/2009

President Obama Wants You to Join the Union

| Posted 02.01.2009 | Politics

On Friday, President Obama, a onetime organizer, had more words to say about unions, and they were the kind of explicit endorsement that we literally haven't heard from a president since FDR's day.

Stimulus, Yes; Bank Bailout II, No

| Posted 02.08.2009 | Politics

If Obama does his job he will mobilize public opinion and isolate Republicans who would rather sink the economy than give a Democratic president legislative success.

Obama's Next Challenge

| Posted 02.15.2009 | Politics

President Obama managed to get a decent economic stimulus bill through Congress. However, this victory was easy compared to the challenges that await the president and the country.

An Open Letter to David Axelrod

| Posted 02.23.2009 | Politics

It will take much stronger medicine to avert a depression than the measures taken to date, and the president needs to rally public opinion if he is to persuade Congress to act at the necessary scale.