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Robert Kuttner

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Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, and professor at Brandeis University's Heller School. His latest book is The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy. In addition to writing for the Prospect, he writes for HuffPost, The Boston Globe, and The New York Review of Books.

Follow Bob at his site, robertkuttner.com, and on Twitter.

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“A progressive appeal and a progressive candidate are needed, both to beat Trump and to reclaim America.”  Read more

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We’re making progress on mental illness, as we go backwards on the proliferation of military weapons. Read more

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Economic Policy

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The winner: China. The loser: blue-collar workers who voted for Trump. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Is the threat to senior House incumbents a risky distraction or a long overdue exercise of grassroots progressive power—or both? Read more

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The authors of a new book, The Public Option, explain why Americans should embrace government-provided services as plain good policy. Read more

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Mueller's lackluster performance actually increased Democratic support for a full investigation of Trump. Read more

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Critics have largely missed its major reliance on expanded commercial insurance falsely branded as Medicare. Read more

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Time for journalists and corporate Democrats to stop distorting the real policy choices Read more

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Finally, a comprehensive strategy for a progressive approach that is creative policy and winning politics. Read more

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Contrary to the media narrative, Mueller's testimony may have moved the House closer to impeachment.  Read more

Law and Justice

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That defeatism is premature. There are many ways for Democrats to win—if they can avoid defeating each other. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Ousting Dr. Leana Wen as president brings the organization's focus back to where it should be: abortion rights.  Read more

Health and Social Policy

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The bill to break the back of the worst thieves on Wall Street is sponsored by—no surprise—Elizabeth Warren. Read more

Economic Policy

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Trump has thrown the Democrats a lifeline. Will they take it? Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Beware of zealots pushing their own views posing as friendly strategic advisers. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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A declaration by the attorney general makes it just a little harder for Trump to pretend that he is above the law. Read more

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Despite Trump's disgusting policies, the right approach to economic refugees is far from obvious. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Stranger things have happened, but Trump needs something close to a miracle as well as restraint and compromise that would be highly out of character. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Instead of taking $600,000 to destroy it, spend the money commissioning an equally prominent mural depicting resilience and survival.  Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

We’re making progress on mental illness, as we go backwards on the proliferation of military weapons. Read more

Law and Justice

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Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

Needed: less public relations blather and more pitchforks Read more

Economic Policy

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Eugene Hoshiko/AP Photo

The winner: China. The loser: blue-collar workers who voted for Trump. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Tap

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Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen/The Republican via AP

Is the threat to senior House incumbents a risky distraction or a long overdue exercise of grassroots progressive power—or both? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Tap

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Science Photo Library via AP Images

The authors of a new book, The Public Option, explain why Americans should embrace government-provided services as plain good policy. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Carolyn Kaster/AP Image

Mueller's lackluster performance actually increased Democratic support for a full investigation of Trump. Read more

Law and Justice

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Paul Sancya/AP Photo

Critics have largely missed its major reliance on expanded commercial insurance falsely branded as Medicare. Read more

Health and Social Policy