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Final Project Source Notes (9)

Posted by mattieliz on February 6, 2009

Source Notes (9): Obama’s Big-picture Problem

Title: Obama’s Big-picture Problem

Summary: The author expresses his opinion that president Barack Obama needs to decide what the goals of government are before addressing such areas such as health care and growing income inequality.

Topic: Universal Health Care

Category: Institutional (Government)

What is it?: An online article from Newsweek about the problems with Obama’s future plans for the economy.

Publication information: Newsweek, February 2, 2009

Author: Jacob Weisberg


Accessed: February 6, 2009


Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th U.S. president; Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president; George H.W. Bush, 41st  U.S. president; Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. president; George W. Bush, 43rd U.S. president; Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. president; Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. president.

The former presidents listed above were mentioned in the article discussing what kinds of economic plans they have done in the past and discussing if they were successful or not.

Audience and Agenda: Newsweek has been continuously published for seven decades and has the biggest global network of all newsweeklies, with a total of 12 editions in more than 190 countries. Newsweek is read by 23 million readers worldwide, online or in print. Newsweek is a reliable source and I would use it again because it is so reliable. Newsweek’s partners include:, Slate, Budget Travel, Kaplan University, AOL, and Sprig.

Works cited:

Weisberg, Jacob. “Obama’s Big-picture Problem.” 2 Feb. 2009. Newsweek. Metalib. UO Library, Eugene. 6 Feb. 2009. Keyword: universal health care.


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