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Justin Krebs

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Justin Krebs appears in the following:

Opinion: GOP More Concerned with Winning than Fixing Economy

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Remember that time Democrats stood in the way of the Republican plan for creating jobs for the American people? When a Democratic minority slowed the already sluggish pace of Washington, killed every proposal that bore a different party affiliation and offered none of their own? Neither do I.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Instead of Econ Fixes, Tonight's Debate Will Show GOP Infighting

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Despite tonight's debate being billed as a focus on the economy, we won't see any real plan for creating jobs. We won't see any support for the American Jobs Act, but we also won't see any realistic alternatives. We won't hear about investment in our country. We won't be offered a plan to cure economic injustices. We won't get beyond bromides about "job creators." These candidates are better at running against than running on.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: America Wanted a Job, but Got an Occupation

Friday, October 07, 2011

The Democrats ignored rising frustrations and let the Tea Party steal part of the story. When debt and deficit overtook jobs and economic security, the media had a completely different fable to run with.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: While MSM Ignores Occupy Wall Street, the Movement Grows Nationwide

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

There is still no microphone, yet officials are lining up to speak. There is still a sloppy story to tell, but participants are telling it to each other - through Twitter and other social media - making their experience real and replicable in city after city.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Schneiderman is our "Agressive Progressive," and He's Not Alone

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

We have all seen principled political voices get drowned out. What makes this different isn't that he's more passionate or more savvy -- it's that he's not alone. A network of progressive organizations have seen that he's a politician they can believe in and they have added their energy, insights and mailing lists to the cause.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Wall Street Protests Skip the Script - and Why that's Good

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This is counter to how many protests work - with scheduled speakers, officially printed signs, organized buses. But as those marches on Washington have found less and less traction in the media and the public imagination over the years, maybe something less scripted has a chance to break out.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Clinton Global Initiative Shows the Promise of Government

Friday, September 23, 2011

If we really trusted that the business community, unfettered, would solve our problems, then they'd be solved by now.

                -Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Three Ways the Parties Can Agree on Reducing the Debt and Saving America

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

One might argue that if both sides show a little willingness to buck partisan conventions and negotiate, it would be good for both the budget and approval deficits. But maybe there are places that Dems and the GOP can agree beyond trading away their core values.

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Opinion: Special Elections Show the Waning Power of the Party

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's about races that used to be shoo-ins becoming competitive. And if more challengers sense blood in the water, you'll just see more incumbents and party favorites fighting for their jobs.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Watching the GOP Debate—A Visit to The Twilight Zone

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The rival candidates and audience turned on Rick Perry, the frontrunner with deep Tea Party support, for his claim that if you're a young person in this country, regardless of your last name, you should have the chance to contribute to society rather than be a drag on it. He was booed.

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Opinion: 9/11 Legacy Played out in Public Forums and Freedoms

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lessons of the fragility and resiliency of democracy have shaped our America and our New York -- and we learned them in the long shadows of towers that are fixed in our memories.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Obama's Smart Bet on Immediate Job Action Over Rhetoric

Friday, September 09, 2011

The president made one irrefutable point last night. We can stake out sharply contrasting positions and let the electorate decide at the ballot box. But that will only ensure 14 months of no relief for working families and the unemployed.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: In Reagan Debate, Romney Must Fend off Also-Rans and Contend with Perry

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The presumptive front-runner thought he could just keep his gait steady and eyes steely and it would all be his. But debates are where is center-right two-step looks the most awkward.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Republicans Should Use this Labor Day to Ponder their Assault on the American Worker

Sunday, September 04, 2011

It's only a matter of time before today's Congress seeks to change Labor Day to Capital Day. In the end, they will only compromise and call it "Ronald Reagan Labor Day" if the White House cuts more jobs programs.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: In Retreat Again over Debate Dustup, Obama Misses a Chance to Make Jobs Matter

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The White House did what it does best: They backed down. They'll now give the speech on Thursday - rather than go head-to-head with a group of clowns bashing each other for sport, they are going to try to compete with NFL football.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Why Each GOP Contender Thinks They Can Win Florida

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A swath of Florida resembles the deep South, terrain that Rick Perry believes is his. There are plenty of Tea Party conservatives who Bachmann and Ron Paul would love to court. Then again, the state did elect former executive Rick Scott Governor, which shows Romney his pro-corporate constituency, and it is neighbor to Newt's homestate.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Bush, Phil Gramm, Now Rick Perry ? Texas Won't Stop Messing With Us

Monday, August 29, 2011

'If at first you don't secede, try, try again' might be how they do things in Texas, but it isn't the right campaign slogan for the rest of the USA.

-Justin KrebsIt's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Why is Eric Schneiderman Under Siege? He's Doing His Job

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What's "unacceptable" is the notion that the AGs would create a settlement before they even investigated the extent of the criminal activity.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Obama's Job Plan - Another Promise when We Need Action

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The president has been telling us "I will" for a long time. The American people, though, don't need a promissory note. We don't need to be tantalized by a trailer for a fall blockbuster.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Advice to GOP Debaters - You Can't Run on 'No'

Thursday, August 11, 2011

You'd think the Republicans would be smiling. The economy shows no signs of turning by the 2012 election, a bad sign for any incumbent. The GOP caucus in the Capitol has ensured that Democrats can't govern effectively, giving the president very little to run on in his re-election bid. And Obama is ...

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