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January 27, 2014

In Our Opinion: What we'd like Obama to say


Stand up for Obamacare. Three million people have signed up, and millions more will benefit from it in the years to come.

Don’t settle for a watered-down, piecemeal version of immigration reform. The American public wants meaningful change. Use this bully pulpit to change the future for the better.

Rein in the NSA’s incursions on our privacy while making certain the agency can do its job of protecting the country.

Show the courage to demand logical, reasonable gun-control legislation.

Reiterate that manmade climate change is real … and dangerous.

And mostly, propose long-overdue solutions to the obscene economic inequality that is weakening America. Start with demanding an extension of unemployment benefits.

Even if those in Congress do nothing, there’s a chance — just a chance — that voters may one day hold them responsible.

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