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Entries by Robert L. Borosage from 09/2012

Obama's Challenge: Answering The Voters' Question

| Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Those who do well in America should do well by America. We should crack down on the tax dodges and loopholes, the foreign tax havens and secret accounts that have billionaires paying lower taxes than the police who guard their streets, and multinational corporations evading taxes altogether.

The Old Dawg Still Can Hunt

| Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

At the top of his game, gaining energy from the crowd, Bill Clinton, the "old country boy from Arkansas," tore it up last night in Charlotte. Political junkies, pundits of all stripes and Democratic activists were agog, watching the maestro at work.

Senate Republicans Shaft the Vets

| Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

They'll salute the troops, march in the parades, celebrate the returning heroes, and call for larding more billions into the Pentagon. But a small jobs programs for veterans in need of work? Not this year, not before the election.

Good Jobs First: No Grand Bargain Without a Jobs Trigger

| Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

What we have here is a failure to communicate. Poll after poll shows that voters are concerned most of all about jobs and the economy. Yet in Washington and on the campaign trail, attention has turned to deficits and how to get our books in order.