India is building infrastructure and encouraging private enterprise. The US should invest and partner, not ignore and protect. We run the risk of becoming less relevant in Southeast Asia -- and the world.
America is not just increasingly anti-intellectual, it's often just dumb. The rise of populism is, in part, an unwillingness to engage in the complexity of the society that we've created and mistrust of those attempting to do so.
The televised town hall after the Rockefeller Center screening of "Waiting for 'Superman' " was uplifting and frustrating simultaneously, featuring heroes of edreform Geoffrey Canada, Deborah Kenny and Michele Rhee.