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Entries by Robert Kuttner from 01/2012

Social Security: Secure with Obama?

| Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

The Republicans handed Obama a tactical victory when they agreed to extend the payroll tax cut on Obama's terms. But maybe it's Democrats who've set themselves a trap. What if the president's partisan victory is actually hollow?

Obama's Populism

| Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

The only thing wrong with Obama's populism is that it took him until nearly the year of his re-election to practice it resolutely. More, please.

Wild Cards, Economic and Political

| Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

President Obama is exceptionally lucky when it comes to the weaknesses of the Republican field and its stunning penchant for mutually assured destruction.

Obama's Mixed Messages

| Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

President Obama is planning to strike a "populist" note in his State of the Union Address and in his re-election campaign. But economic populism would be a lot more credible if it had been the consistent message and program of his presidency.

Eric Schneiderman: Hero or Goat?

| Posted 01.29.2012 | Business

Given the administration's feeble record on prosecutions to date, the critics are right to flag the likelihood that people like Attorney General Eric Holder and SEC enforcement chief Robert Khazumi will try to sandbag Eric Schneiderman. But they shouldn't underestimate him.