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How Obama's Adroit Symbolism Yields Sky-High Approval

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Well, Obama has more than weathered a few highly-publicized controversies -- he has the highest approval rating for a president-elect in decades.

Ron Kirk Selected to Deliver on Obama's Campaign Pledge to Reform U.S. Trade Policies

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Whether Ron Kirk is a good choice for trade representative will be determined by his ability to deliver on creating a new trade and globalization policy that benefits more Americans.

Can P3s Boost the Stimulus?

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

The foundation of our economic stimulus is a public- private-partnership. What should this partnership look like? How should benefits and burdens, risks and rewards be distributed?

Presidential Advisory Board

C. William Guy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. William Guy

Most CEO's have relatively large egos, and Presidents of the United States are certainly no exception.

Constitutional Coup Averted In Illinois

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Illinois Supreme Court has just rejected what was in essence a coup attempt by the state Attorney General, which would have installed the Lt. Governor in Blagojevich's place.

Redefining 'Realism'

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The war regroups. What if Barack Obama, as he pursues his pragmatic strategy that so far seems to be 10 parts "reassurance" (to the defense and financ...

Building the Creative Economy

Andy Burnham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Burnham

International debate has not kept pace with the speed of technological change and globalization. We need businesses and governments that have a much stronger understanding of the creative process.

No Rear-View Mirrors: Managing the Economic Crisis

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lance Simmens

This is not just smart politics, it is smart policy. Obama realizes he needs broad support for the hard choices that need to be made, and he is going about securing that support.

How Will Obama Enrage The Left?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is going to do something to absolutely enrage leftists, progressives, and the few remaining Americans who actually call themselves liberals; and, furthermore, he's going to do it within his first 100 days in office.

Keep Him Honest

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

If it wants to maintain control, the Democratic Party simply cannot afford to take any community for granted, whether Asian American, Latino, or African American.

The Secretary and the Czar: Obama Bets Big on Daschle for Healthcare

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, MediaWire blogger It's official, former Sen. Tom Daschle will be Barack Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services. Daschl...

Is Hillary Nomination Offer A Red Herring?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You've got to ask yourself -- why is this the only story that has leaked in this fashion from the transition team?

Holder Could Be GOP Target

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Eric Holder's sterling credentials are one thing, but politics is another. A political appointment to a top spot is generally a pro forma affair; it may be anything but that with Holder.

A Few Good Women

Bettina Duval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bettina Duval

Although we have had one woman running for president and one female vice-presidential candidate, the 2008 election was not a complete success for women.

After the MySpace Election, the MySpace Cabinet Selection Process

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

Just as the netroots had injected itself squarely in the middle of the political conversation in this country, so now too, will the most DC of processes be broken wide open.

Dear Almost President-Elect Obama

Deborah Copaken Kogan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Copaken Kogan

We need government-subsidized daycare. We're one of the only industrialized nations in the world that doesn't meet this most basic need for its working families.

Obama Would Create Cabinet Level Technology Officer

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

If elected President, Barack Obama would create the first-ever Cabinet level Chief Technology Officer. Obama thinks that the US is not doing nearly ...

Here's My Take Results: Your Ideal Administration Cabinet

Jennifer Bogut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Bogut

Who is in your dream Administration, and what role would they play? I JUST finished tabulating the results you sent in as part of our new "What's Your Take" community feature.