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Constitutional scholar apparently needs to brush up on Constitution

Look, I know the guy’s a centrist, OK? I know he’s not the Messiah. But I’m still quite disappointed: In a stunning defense of President George W. Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program, President Barack Obama has broadened the government’s legal argument … Continue reading

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The Democrats’ debt to the people of New Orleans

Melissa Harris-Lacewell and James Perry co-authored this piece for The Nation. Here’s an excerpt: When New Orleans flooded in August 2005, the Democratic Party was a shambles, locked out of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. … Continue reading

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“Action … and action now.”

This week, Obama takes another cue from FDR as he calls for “action and action now” in his weekly address. There’s a great exhibit at the FDR Library & Museum called “Action And Action Now” that I highly recommend.

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Larry Summers on spreading the wealth

From today’s New York Times: Mr. Summers has spent much of his career tweaking fellow liberals with arguments he considers unpleasant truths — on the dangers of budget deficits, the benefits of capitalism and other subjects. But he seems to … Continue reading

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Obama’s first weekly video address

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Franklin Delano Obama?

NYT columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman thinks FDR can be an inspiration for the Obama administration — but he thinks Obama needs to go further than FDR did in spending to revitalize the economy: The political lesson is that … Continue reading

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