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Grading the 44th president : a report card on Barack Obama's first term as a progressive leader

Author: Luigi Esposito; Laura L Finley
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyzes the performance of Obama and his administration in promoting progressive causes in a wide range of policy areas, including the economy, education, immigration, healthcare reform, criminal justice, and foreign affairs.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011052865
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luigi Esposito; Laura L Finley
ISBN: 1280779683 9781280779688 0313398445 9780313398445
OCLC Number: 892993144
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 268 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Obama and the Promise of Change / Luigi Esposito and Laura L. Finley --
Progressivism and Economics : The Case of President Obama / Steven L. Arxer, Matthew Babcock, and Walter Borges --
Educating the "Education President" / Jung Min Choi, Tashina J. Vavuris, and Mariko Ono --
Negotiating Health : The Challenges of Progressive Healthcare Reform in the U.S. / Lisa Konczal --
Obama, Progressivism, Harm Reduction, and Drug Policy : From War to Health and Rights / Fernando Perez --
In The Land Of The Blind : Evaluating Obama's Environmental Record / Kent D. Shifferd --
Rating the 44th President on Immigration / Randall Amster and Margaret Groarke --
Obama at War / Nicolas J.S. Davies --
Race and the Obama Presidency / Victor Romano and Melanie Sberna Hinojosa --
The First Female President? Assessing Obama's First-term Work on Women's Issues / Laura L. Finley --
Waiting for Change : Obama and the LGBT Community / P. Tom Semm and Christina Sanchez-Weston --
Being Progressive on National Security : The Rolling Back of Bush Administration Policies and Keeping America Safe / Christian A.I. Schlaerth, Aaron Puhrmann, Katelyn Rozenbroek, and Hilary Cook --
Conclusion: Obama and the Future of Progressivism in the US / Laura L. Finley and Luigi Esposito.
Other Titles: Grading the forty-fourth president
Responsibility: Luigi Esposito and Laura L. Finley, editors ; foreword by Leonard Pitts.

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