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Entries by Robert Kuttner from 09/2010

Not Just Jobs -- Good Jobs

| Posted 09.05.2010 | Politics

The economy not only has a scarcity of jobs, but a shortage of good jobs. And while Republicans would resist legislating a serious public jobs program, the administration should fight for one anyway.

Maybe Not Such a Mid-Term Blowout

| Posted 09.12.2010 | Politics

Obama has insisted that the Bush era tax cuts, which expire this year, be extended for "only" about 98 percent of Americans, but not for households making over $250,000 a year. Hard to argue with that, but watch the GOP try.

Warren: A Huge Win

| Posted 09.16.2010 | Politics

In an administration dominated by Rubinistas, Warren will literally be the first financial progressive with both a personal connection to the president as well as an independent power base.

Election Reform as a Way to Put Republicans on the Spot

| Posted 09.19.2010 | Politics

By supporting the Fair Elections Now Act, we can drastically reduce the money that goes directly to candidates. Progressives need more ammunition to campaign on, and this remind voters why Washington is not one undifferentiated mess.

The Optimistic Scenario for Election Day

| Posted 09.26.2010 | Politics

Tired of bleak political news? Here is an optimistic scenario of what just might happen on November 2: some Republican gains, but both houses of Congress remain Democratic.