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The Worst Things Obama Can Do

Our readers had much to say about how Obama should take on the problems facing the nation.

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Many commenters shared their vision of what Obama should (and shouldn't) do in order to move Democrats away from Clintonian triangulation and in a progressive direction:

Monkeywrench points out that our corporate-owned, biased media is direly in need of heavy-handed reform:

What Obama needs to do for No. 11 on the list is work with the FCC to return honesty in reporting to the news and develop punishments for any serious, outright lying that is discovered in news broadcasts. The First Amendment does not apply in slander and libel, and the American public has the right to receive honest and accurate reporting free of politically motivated omissions.

RevolutionNet writes that Obama can't move forward without confronting America's past:

For President Obama to allow the human filth of the Bush administration to escape punishment for what they've done to our nation and our world.

"If we whitewash the abuses of the past eight years, we'll guarantee that they will happen again." Paul Krugman

AndGracchus calls on Obama to take a sane approach to Cuba:

It is time … to end the embargo and normalize relations with Cuba.

While it is too soon to tell how Obama intends to grapple with these difficult and politically sensitive issues, one thing is clear, beandang says:

No doubt about it, it will be interesting to see what Obama does. Anything he does will surely be better than the nothing Dictator Bush has done over the last eight years. Good riddance to the Bush regime!

Tana Ganeva is an assistant editor at AlterNet.

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