The Change I Believe in

The Change I Believe in

Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama

Book - 2011
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On the night of the 2008 presidential election, Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel spoke for many: "For the first time in decades, electoral politics became a vehicle for raising expectations and spreading hope." But, she cautioned, "We progressives need to be as clear-eyed, tough, and pragmatic about Obama as he is about us."

Where I Stand collects vanden Heuvel's commentaries and columns from the first years of the Obama administration, an era that has come to be defined by reform and reaction. In the wake of the economic crisis and challenges from the insurgent Tea Party movement, it is clear that it will take more than one election (and one person) to reshape American politics and repair the damage wreaked by a decade of calamitous conservative rule.

Vanden Heuvel challenges the limits of our downsized political debate, arguing that timid incrementalism and the forces of money and establishment power that debilitate American politics will be overcome only by independent organizing, strategic creativity, bold ideas, and determined idealism.

Publisher: New York : Nation Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9781568586885
1568586884
Branch Call Number: 973.932 VandenHe 10/2011
Characteristics: xviii, 366 p. ;,21 cm.

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zackery_0
Mar 17, 2016

Scrapping "Obama care" is not the answer. scrapping any thing that comes out of the executive branch is not the answer. scrapping anything that come out of the federal government is not the answer. for the time being the problem that is immanent, present and that needs to be addressed is the private sector pure and simple. it is the private sector that has declared silent war on the average American while having " government" as well in its crosshairs. while "average Americans" sit and watch while loving "fictional tv" and over exuberant sports. the private sector has inflated everything we see around us. and has trashed everything America was suppose to stand for. the private sector has said no to more government oversight so they can keep bleeding the federal reserve the federal trade commission and the internal revenue serve dry and what really backs it. its the American people and there hard earned commodities as well as tax dollars. they have declared open season on the American person by saying be more marketable and don't worry ware cooperate dollars go due to the fact its not suppose to be your money, its our money since we own things. the thing is the American dream was meant to be for the person the individual the worker not the cooperation's which are stock hording green back wealth virtually while they say you are not worth the 15 dollars minimum wage, while they make billions and poor them into other cooperation's stocks they are suppose to be in competition with. this is fraud and they government is going along with it because it gives our elected officials and their counter part underlings something to "bitch" about at face value on the "news" and cspan. the reality is they like to hustle the market while the hole market is robbing the world while making everything look horrible on paper and screen while everyone ignores the true problem and such uses a scape goat and chases smaller problems that no one really wants to reform. the fed is broke china wants gold and our military is strong arming them while they release one coal plant for emission relief lies about emissions and just let the workers go to work for "the Americans" or be street thugs without a healthy alternative, because not even a communist governing country wants a healthy private sector that does not screw the consumer.(not including Russia do to illuminati possibility control measure) go back to work America if you really don't care

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StarGladiator
Oct 01, 2014

[Update, 8/15: Read yet another planted story in The Nation, this time by the senior editor in charge of fact-finding at the New Yorker, who fictionalized the Guatemalan government and president, and sounded like an apologist for Einsehower's overthrowing that capitalist government?]
It's not rocket science. People need only have looked at the people on each of the presidential campaigns of Obama, McCain and [Hillary] Clinton in 2008: the same overall economic advisors, people from the same global PR firm based in London, WPP, and so on. Obama was former University of Chicago faculty, duuuuhhh!!!! Problem with vanden Heuvel [besides that she belongs to Henry Kissinger-affiliated organizations] is that she is pure status quo through and through. A phony? I don't know, but I do cringe everytime she says /// we progressives \\\ , please don't suggest progressives and vanden Heuvel are one!

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