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No time to nitpick over VP pick

“What’s your problem?” Swamp Rabbit said. The Democratic Party still stands for next to nothing, I told him. It feels like 2016, when the party trotted out candidates for president and vice-president (quick — who was that guy?) who seemed … Continue reading

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Orwell as antidote to Obama

Last week I posted this in regard to Barack Obama’s profoundly ineffectual performance as president. Next time I feel exasperated, I’ll re-read Russ Baker’s words: …But why should people be surprised by Obama? The system only lets “system types” thrive … Continue reading

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The Obama trap is closing on progressives

From the Animals: My little girl you’re so young and pretty/And one thing I know is true/You’ll be dead before your time is due/Yes you will. From Michael Gerson in The Washington Post: Obama now has Republicans cornered in budget … Continue reading

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New Deal soon for the jobless? More like no deal

Frances Fox Piven recently addressed the plight of the long-term unemployed and, perhaps more strongly than she intended, linked it to President Obama’s failure to act as a forceful advocate for jobs creation. Piven cited Obama’s lukewarm efforts to persuade … Continue reading

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