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Plus: Our Washington update: HAROLD MEYERSON of the Washington Post op-ed page talks about Obama’s latest appointments; and Your Minnesota Moment: Al Franken wins–but doesn’t take his Senate seat – yet. READ Harold’s new piece, “A Page from the Hoover Playbook.”
Also: The hidden history of the Reagan revolution: corporate execs opposed to labor unions, government regulation and welfare spending were more important than right-wing Christians, anticommunist neo-cons and disgruntled working-class whites—that’s what KIM PHILLIPS-FEIN says. They provided the money and the organization for a war against New Deal liberalism. Kim teaches US history at NYU and writes for The Nation; her new book is Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan.