*+-Richard Mathews: It is time for an update to the list of Obama accomplishments. This is based on an older list by David Phillips and a recent one by Obama WILL Be ReElected In 2012.
*+-Robert Reich: President Obama laid out the problem correctly and effectively. He explained why jobs and growth must be the nation’s first priority now — not the federal deficit.
*+-Robert Reich: The nation and Oba,ma remain hostage to the ideology of right-wing Republicans who won’t let the government spend more money. Yet if the government can’t spend more – at least this year and next, until the pump is primed and the economy is growing again – we won’t see job growth. And without job growth, the economy will remain anemic.