Tenth News: March 2011 Newsletter

In this issue of Tenth News:

Congress Watch: Right Wing Republicans Use Budget Debate to Advance Ideological Agenda
With a government shutdown looming, Republicans are trying mightily to move their regressive policies forward. We detail some of their most recent activities and how new 10th Congressional District Congressman Robert Dold lines up on the issues.

With Friends Like These
by Ron Levitsky
The current unrest in the Middle East is merely the latest episode in a long-running drama. The author provides some historical context.

What’s at Stake in Wisconsin?
by Gilbert Feldman
A power play by the governor of our neighboring state to the north has far greater implications for Democrats nationally. The author explains.

Why I May Run for Congress
by Ilya Sheyman
It’s not too soon to start thinking about the 2012 election. One potential candidate for the 10th Congressional Democratic nomination steps forward.

The Rally in Madison and Governor Walker’s Clone
by Sharon Sanders
We present a report on the protests by union members in Wisconsin directly from the front lines in Madison.

Two Pieces
by Jack Altschuler
The author tries to connect the dots between the growing disparity between haves and have-nots in this country and an entrenched military apparatus with ever increasing power.

President Obama: Pro-Israel at the Two-Year Mark

by Steve Sheffey
How good a friend to Israel is President Obama? The author examines the record so far.

YES, We Did
by Robert P. Watson
This month we continue our series on President Obama’s achievements in office.

My Address to the 112th Congress
by Jack Altschuler
A frequent newsletter contributor has something to say to the current members of Congress.

Garrett to Hold Job Growth Hearings Throughout Illinois
by Sally Thomas
From time to time, we will provide space for local representatives to fill us in on legislative programs they are working on. This month, it’s 29th District State Senator Susan Garrett.

A Month of Connections
by Ilya Sheyman
Last month, we reported on the just opened Tenth Dems Community Connection Center in Waukegan. In this issue, we present a follow-up.

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