April 2012 Newsletter: Republican War on Women’s Rights and more

April 2012 Newsletter

In this issue of Tenth News:

Schneider to Face Dold; Tenth Dems Pledge Unity at Party Celebrating All Primary Candidates
by Eleonora di Liscia
The smoke has cleared from the hotly contested 10th Congressional District’s Democratic primary race. The winner, Brad Schneider, and his three opponents all gathered at the Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire March 22 as part of a unity celebration. We have a report, with photos.

The 10th District by the Numbers: Schneider Wins the Primary – Onward to November
by John Hmurovic
How did Brad Schneider achieve his margin of victory in the recent Democratic 10th Congressional District race? We have some answers in this informative look behind the numbers.

A Conscience Constituency
by Ron Levitsky
What remains of the American middle class is under relentless attack from right-wing politicians, and those falling below the poverty line continue to grow in number. What is taking place now in the U.S. is hardly what was envisioned back in the 1960s, when a handful of major books helped transform a generation of political thinking. The author takes a look at what might have been, and how events conspired to bring us to this moment in history.

Congress Watch: Bob Dold Supports Republican Assault on Women’s Rights
The candidates are set for the 10th Congressional District’s 2012 election contest. The incumbent, has attempted to portray himself as a moderate on social issues, but he has a record of votes cast in Congress. In this month’s Congress Watch, we examine that record as it pertains to women’s rights. Does that record support Rep. Dold’s claims?

The Common Wisdom
by Jack Altschuler
Where does this country really stand politically on some of our most pressing issues? Read the author’s conclusions as he slices through the baloney to get at the truth.

Yes, We Did! Obama and the Safety Net
by Eleonora di Liscia
We continue our series on President Obama’s accomplishments during his first term in office with a look at his efforts to strengthen the social safety net.

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