Dawn of a New Progressive Era!

Krugman’s column in the 27 Feb NY Times: “President Obama’s new budget represents a huge break, not just with the policies of the past eight years, but with policy trends over the past 30 years. If he can get anything like the plan he announced on Thursday through Congress, he will set America on a fundamentally new course.”

These are encouraging words: its time to bring back working families to America.

see:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/opinion/27krugman.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

Progress at last

From Alternet, five progressive moves from the administration that Fox Noise, etc., might have missed.

Infrastructure:

o 9.3 Billion for high speed rail

o 7 Billion for Broadband

Establishment clause:

o redoing of  ‘faith based’ initiatives

Drug enforcement:

o New czar in town – has reform as agenda

Arms Control

o Sent Kissenger to Moscow to negotiate.

Thanks, see:

http://www.alternet.org/workplace/127848/?page=1