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What would RFK do for our nation?

By Robert Reich

WITH THE SEQUESTER now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) — and 46 years ago when I was an intern in his Senate office.

The nation was going through a difficult time in 1967. America was deeply split over civil rights and the Vietnam War. Many of our cities were burning. The war was escalating.

But RFK was upbeat. He was also busy and intense — drafting legislation, lining up votes, speaking to the poor, inspiring the young.

I was awed by his energy and optimism,

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:20 PM
 

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