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Obama Public Works

The Politics of Unemployment

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul A. London

If politicians succumb to pressure to reduce spending quickly, there is no way to get people back to work. Somebody has to spend money, but who will do it if not the government?

Zelizer's Book Corner: Jason Scott Smith, Building a New Deal Liberalism

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

Building a New Deal Liberalism offers a fascinating history of New Deal public works programs, challenging the conventional arguments about the problems with these projects.

What Should Be On Illinois' Transportation Projects Wish List?

Chicago Tribune | John McCarron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[T]he Illinois congressional delegation is pulling together a wish list of public works projects to be part of the $800 billion stimulus package sough...

Democrats Supporting, GOP Ready To Fight Obama's Public-Works Initiative

Bob Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Geiger

Obama's proposed public-works effort is the kind of ambitious leadership he promised when running for president.