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Entries by Gary Hart from 11/2011

Should a President Be Intelligent?

| Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

Neither Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, nor John Kennedy were intellectual giants. But the keenness of their respective minds was revealed every day. And they were not threatened by smart people around them.

Tom Wicker and the Age of Conscience

| Posted 11.26.2011 | Media

Today's political journalists think the world would work much better if political leaders would simply govern the way the journalist thinks they should. Tom Wicker knew that his job was not to govern: his job was to provide a conscience for those who governed.