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Entries by Robert Kuttner from 07/2011

Address the Jobs Crisis First

| Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

Does anyone care about the American middle class? The working middle class -- especially its younger members -- now faces a prolonged period of high unemployment, declining wages, and diminished public services.

The End Game: Saving Obama From Himself

| Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

The stakes are so high that Obama can probably win this one without giving away the store. The question is whether he will needlessly give up much of Social Security, Medicare, and the resources he needs to pull the country out of recession, along the way.

Obama Holds the Cards -- If He Will Play Them Well

| Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

At some point this week, stock and bond markets will begin to start swooning, and the usual wise guys will begin making high-risk bets at the expense of financial stability as a whole. Obama will be revealed to be holding more of the cards -- if he starts playing his hand well (for a change).

The Goons of August

| Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

The United States has been rendered ungovernable except on the extortionate terms of the far-right. For the first time in modern history, one of the two major parties is in the hands of a faction so extreme that it is willing to destroy the economy if it doesn't get its way.