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New Era for Progressives and Obama

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Will we grasp those opportunities? If the answer is yes, it won't come from the top echelons of the largest unions, environmental groups or liberal PACs. Whatever their virtues, such organizations have become too enmeshed as enablers of the Obama White House to contemplate helping to launch from-the-base challenges to the administration.

With the danger of a Republican replacing Obama in the White House now behind us, progressives must proceed to systematically confront the administration in the process of reframing the national discourse on economic fairness, Wall Street, civil liberties, war and climate change. The next generations are depending on us.

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Norman Solomon is the executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and the author of "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death." He is a co-founder of

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Solomon mentions Occupy as a model of a progressiv... by Don Smith on Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 at 11:00:56 PM
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