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  • Thursday, February 18, 2010

    Progressive Democrat Issue 247

    Buried beneath the Tiger Woods updates is the fact that we have in the last month beaten back the Taliban more than Bush/Cheney ever did:

    Taliban HQ / Stronghold Captured while Dick Cheney Whines

    Obama has caught more Taliban Leaders in 1 month than Bush/Cheney did in 6 years

    Hundreds of Afghan police officers are sent to areas captured by Nato-led forces in an offensive against the Taliban.

    Taliban chiefs 'held in Pakistan'

    Also, the economy, slowly but surely, is turning around. Maybe the end of Bush's long Republican Recession is near:



    More here:



    I still see lots of empty storefronts in my neighborhood, perhaps more than ever. But I noticed some months ago that home sales in my building had recovered from a period where no apartments would sell despite the desirable location. And even though many storefronts remain empty, I am for the first time seeing a nice increase in the new stores opening up.

    Let's hope the recovery continues.

    Here is this week's newsletter:

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Help Defend Science from Right Wing Attacks

    Keep Antibiotics Working: Katie Couric Gets it Right

    Secretary of State Project: The next battle to prevent Republicans stealing elections

    Silicon Valley Area, CA Focus

    San Diego, CA Focus

    Orange County, CA Focus

    California 11th District Focus: San Joaquin, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties

    CALIFORNIA FOCUS

    Progressive Majority Texas

    Austin/Travis County, TX Focus

    Dallas County, TX Focus

    Houston/Harris County, TX Focus

    Texas 10th District Focus: Turn TX-10 Blue

    Texas 21st District Focus: Turn TX-21 Blue

    TEXAS FOCUS

    Brooklyn, NY Focus

    Manhattan, NY Focus

    Queens, NY Focus

    Bronx, NY Focus

    Suffolk County, NY Focus

    Rochester, NY Focus

    New York 19th District Focus: Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester Counties

    NEW YORK STATE FOCUS

    Sussex County, NJ Focus

    Passaic County, NJ Focus

    Warren County, NJ Focus

    NEW JERSEY FOCUS

    Virginia Focus: Tom Perriello Standing Strong!

    Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA Foucus

    Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus

    Hanover County, VA Focus

    VIRGINIA FOCUS

    Atlanta, GA Focus

    Fayette County, GA Focus

    Coweta County, GA Focus

    GEORGIA FOCUS

    ILLINOIS FOCUS

    FLORIDA FOCUS

    Lancaster Co. PA Focus

    PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS

    WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS

    Fighting for a Stronger Wisconsin: Tom Barrett for Governor

    WISCONSIN FOCUS

    Petitioning in Iowa

    IOWA FOCUS

    MICHIGAN FOCUS

    Renewable Energy Job Opportunities in Colorado

    COLORADO FOCUS

    ARIZONA FOCUS

    MINNESOTA FOCUS

    NEVADA FOCUS

    NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS

    1 Comments:

    Anonymous Levinson and Axelrod said...

    Thanks a lot for that Recovery Act video. First time I've seen it. Great boost.

    11:19 AM  

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