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Election Perspectives


Fletcher is editorial board member of The Black Commentator and co-founder of the Center for Labor Renewal. He recently wrote the piece “Enthusiasm?: I Am Not Interested in Things Getting Worse!

MacArthur is publisher of Harper’s Magazine and author of the book You Can’t Be President: The Outrageous Barriers to Democracy in America.

He said today: “Many in the Tea Party blame Obama for many things. I think we should blame Obama for the rise of the Tea Party. He could have struck a populist position with the banks. He could have at least reinstated Glass-Steagall (which separated higher-risk investment banking from regular commercial banking).”

MacArthur, who writes for French publications as well, added: “Contrast the passivity of many liberals and the left in the U.S. with what is happening in France.”

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Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167