Inspired by President Nixon's 1971 State Of The Union speech which mentions an "expansionary" budget he was submitting to Congress: a "full employment budget". Full-employment budget? I thought back: EPA? Detente with the Soviets? Healthcare program compromise with Ted Kennedy? "Wow," I thought, "was Nixon, on balance, more progressive than Obama?" Sure, Nixon dragged out a war that hardly anybody wanted, bombed civilians, surveilled and harassed dissidents, and sponsored coups and assassinations all over the world, but hasn't Obama also done this?
24 Feb 2012