What Obama Should Accomplish In His First 100 Days

The editor of The Nation, Katrina vanden Heuvel, has compiled a list of actions she is urging President Obama to implement in his first 100 days in office:

Bush Executive Orders: As Obama himself said of his first 100 days when campaigning in Denver, “I would call my attorney general in and review every single executive order issued by George Bush and overturn those laws or executive decisions that I feel violate the constitution.”

Economic Stimulus: Stop the bleeding–through expanded health and unemployment benefits and providing real aid to beleaguered state and local governments so they can sustain essential

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President Obama Will Use The Internet To Effectively Govern

<a href=”http://technorati.com/claim/i43rh6sgxy” rel=”me”>Technorati Profile</a> Interesting article in The New York Times, How Obama Tapped Into Social Networks’ Power, says, “Like a lot of Web innovators, the Obama campaign did not invent anything completely new. … when he arrives at 1600 Pennsylvania, Mr. Obama will have not just a political base, but a database, millions of names of supporters who can be engaged almost instantly. And there’s every reason to believe that he will use the network not just to campaign, but to govern.

Excerpts from the article:

His e-mail message to supporters on Tuesday night included the line, “We

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Nader Defends Uncle Tom Comment; Says It’s Obama’s Choice: To Be A Great President Or Corporate Toady

I just saw the election night interview between Ralph Nader and Fox News anchor Shepard Smith. The interview focused on a prior comment of Nader’s: “To put it very simply, he is our first African American president; or he will be. And we wish him well. But his choice, basically, is whether he’s going to be Uncle Sam for the people of this country, or Uncle Tom for the giant corporations.”

Smith pressed Nader and eventually Nader said to Smith, “Look, I don’t like bullies like you.”

Nader said, about his Uncle Tom comment: “It is very simple. He

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Boehner: Election Did Not Repudiate Conservatism, Republicans Must Return To Roots

John Boehner, Republican House Leader, writing in the Washington Post today, said “Some Democrats and pundits may want to read Tuesday’s results as a repudiation of conservatism … I don’t see it that way.” He said Democratic victories in the election “was neither a referendum in favor of the left’s approach to key issues nor a mandate for big government.”

”America is still a center-right country,” Boehner said, “Americans did not vote for higher taxes to fund a redistribution of wealth; drastic cuts in funding for our troops; the end of secret ballots for workers participating in union

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Krugman: Regardless of $Trillion Deficit, Obama Must Be Bold And Enact A New New Deal

Paul Krugman, writing in today’s New York Times notes that President Elect Obama is receiving a lot of advice to think small, but Krugman is urging Obama to be bold and think big. He says, “Barack Obama shouldn’t listen to the people trying to scare him into being a do-nothing president. He has the political mandate; he has good economics on his side.”

“Right now, many commentators are urging Mr. Obama to think small,” Krugman writes, “Some make the case on political grounds: America, they say, is still a conservative country, and voters will punish Democrats if they

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