On Thursday at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, I reviewed President Obama's first one hundred days in office. The Y has kindly made the podcast of the show available to Huffington Post readers. Listen to it here.
I have traveled to Washington many times since President Obama took office, and each time I go, I am struck by the action-oriented and economics-driven tone he has set for clean energy and global warming policy.
Obama's ambitions depend on his ability to nudge the news cycle away from the cable network- and Drudge-driven obsession with transient panics and cultural outrages. He's been partially successful so far.
Spain and the United Kingdom have already initiated investigations of Bush administration officials over torture -- to continue to ignore the mounting evidence of clear wrongdoing is a national humiliation.
Many of us -- patients and physicians alike -- have been thinking about the influenza virus for about a week. Public health officials like the teams at the CDC that I visited yesterday have been thinking about it for years.
Once upon a time, our adversaries knew they could hoist the white flag and expect to be treated humanely, making them more likely to give up sooner. It kept American soldiers out of countless bloody fights.