Bob Burnett

Bob Burnett is a retired Silicon Valley Executive - he was one of the founding executives at Cisco Systems - turned writer.  He can be reached at bobburnett@comcast.net

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Friday, April 6, 2012 - 12:09pm
Inside Mitt Romney
It’s clear that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will survive the GOP version of “The Hunger Games” and become their 2012 presidential nominee. The richest and most radical presidential candidate in modern times, Romney offers a retrograde vision for America and a surprising set of weaknesses.
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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 10:57am
Reversing the Sixties: The 2012 Republican Agenda
One of the most surprising aspects of contemporary Republican politics has been their across-the-board attack on women’s health services and women’s rights. Rather than an isolated misogynistic program, these attacks should be viewed as one part of a conservative agenda to role back gains made in the sixties.
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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 9:09am
Occupy Wall Street: The Enthusiasm Gap
The latest polls indicate that approximately 75 percent of Americans agree with the goals of Occupy Wall Street. Nonetheless, only 29 percent consider themselves supporters of OWS. What accounts for this enthusiasm gap?
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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 12:30pm
Obama: It Became Necessary to Destroy the Economy to Save it
On February 7, 1968, US forces demolished Ben Tre, a provincial capitol in South Vietnam. An Army Major declared, 'It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.” On August 2, 2011, President Obama signed the draconian law to raise the US debt limit and unravel our social safety net. He should have quipped, “It became necessary to destroy the economy to save it.”
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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 9:20am
Pirates Threaten Washington
As US warships approached, on February 22nd four American hostages were killed by Somali pirates . It was an ominous harbinger of the crisis in Washington, where Republican pirates are holding hostage the legislative process and threatening to kill the American dream unless their ransom demands are met.
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Friday, August 13, 2010 - 9:43am
The Jobs Crisis: What Hit Us?
The US is stuck in an economic quagmire featuring near ten percent unemployment. As politicians argue about the solution - massive tax cuts or increases in Federal spending - what's missing is a succinct analysis of the problem. Why has America lost 8 million jobs?
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