November 2011 Newsletter: Occupy Movement and more …

In this issue of Tenth News:

Congress Watch: Dold Stealthily Votes to Restrain a Woman’s Right to Choose
by Barbara Altman
Read about a vote Robert Dold would rather his constituents not know he cast.

Hightower Charms at TDU Event
by Kimberly Rodriguez
The latest Tenth Dems University event speaker served up a huge dollop of Texas charm plus a heaping helping of political reality to wash it down with—and a rapt audience ate it up! We have a report on the recent appearance of Jim Hightower in Northbrook, complete with photos.

Why I Vote for Democrats
by Adrienne Kirshbaum
This partisan is proud to vote Democratic. Find out why.

Governing 101: Tax Cuts for the Rich
by Eleonora di Liscia
Measure your governing IQ against President Obama’s. In the first of a series, the author lays out the policy issues and political challenges and then analyzes the president’s response.

Dold: Wrong on Too Many Issues
by Steve Sheffey
In his first term, 10th District Congressman Robert Dold has developed an all too predictable voting record. The author examines the emergent patterns.

Labor Places Vernon Township at the Political Epicenter
by Mike Lofstrom
Vernon Township is “trending Democratic Blue.” Vernon Township Democrats Vice Chairman Mike Lofstrom explains.

Why Would Anyone Occupy?
by Jack Altschuler
Real people. That’s right, real people, real honest-to-goodness Americans, are taking part in the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Meet some of them in this story and see their photos.

Yes, We Did! The Obama Record on the Environment
by Eleonora di Liscia
Another in our series examining President Obama’s accomplishments in his first term in office.  This month’s installment focuses on the environment.

Feat of Clay
by Ron Levitsky
The author sketches a profile of one of the most dynamic members of Congress in United States history, Henry Clay, and how his conduct in office could serve as a template for current members of Congress.


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