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Entries by Robert Kuttner from 12/2010

What Now for the Democrats?

| Posted 12.05.2010 | Politics

If we are to be spared an awful decade, both economically and politically, Obama needs to grow a backbone and the progressive community needs to stop crying in our beer and get out and organize.

Social Security: The Coming Cave-in

| Posted 12.12.2010 | Politics

A Democratic president with strong progressive principles and political nerve would have taken his party into the mid-term election pledging never to cut Social Security and daring Republicans to take a similar pledge.

The Stimulus That Isn't

| Posted 12.19.2010 | Politics

Six months from now, when the economy is still in the doldrums, either Obama or some other Democrat had better stand up for a real economic recovery program -- or no Republican will be too grizzly to be elected president in 2012.

No Connection: Obama's Tax Deal and the Lame Duck Congress's Victory Week

| Posted 12.26.2010 | Politics

What's astonishing is that the several unlikely legislative wins were accomplished in the waning days of the lame-duck session, when Republicans had every possible motivation to obstruct.