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Entries by Robert Kuttner from 01/2011

Zero Hour for Social Security

| Posted 01.09.2011 | Politics

To have Republicans demand cuts in Social Security at a time when they are also demanding tax cuts for the rich is a cue for Democrats to make clear which side the GOP is on.

Consolation and Inspiration From Dr. King

| Posted 01.16.2011 | Politics

On the commemoration of the 82nd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth, we can take some solace from what Dr. King did in the face of forces far more annihilating than the ones that progressives face this cold January. He built a movement when the consequences for challenging the racial order in the American South were swift and brutal. It is all too easy to make a list of why all political avenues to a more progressive society are blocked. At a time when the economic dreams of tens of millions of Americans are being crushed, I have no doubt that we shall see another progressive social movement.

Fatal Triangles

| Posted 01.23.2011 | Politics

President Obama is now Mr. Reasonable Centrist -- except that in substance there is no reasonable center to be had. Just how far right do we have to go for Republicans to cut any kind of deal?

Where's the Protest at Home?

| Posted 01.30.2011 | Politics

The next time I cross paths with a robust protest march, I'd like to see citizens protesting the wreckage of American prosperity by Wall Street and the too feeble response by our government.