There's a distinct downside to choosing Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense: for the first time in decades, there will be no woman serving in any of the top four national security slots.
If William Kristol wants to have a real debate on the real issues, let's have it. Let's have a debate on the neocon military policy of preemptive war, interventionism and nation-building versus a more reasoned approach, with use of the military as a last resort.
Sure, there's strong precedent for confirming presidential cabinet appointments and valuing competence and credentials. But McCain and Graham in their infinite wisdom are pointing to a way more entertaining path.
As President Obama prepares for a second term, it is a certainty that there will be turnover in his Cabinet and among political appointees across all ...
Unlike Supreme Court Justices, these yet-unknowns rarely make an appearance into the thousands of hours of campaign speeches, written material, or off-the-record hints. And maybe -- just maybe -- that should change.
Obama saw that being President wasn't about him or about Clinton, but about serving the American people who were entrusting their future to him.
I support Obama's presidency because I am convinced that he is seized by this biblical vision of just and fair and compassionate governance. Yet, the presidency is a political position.
If social network analysis is so powerful, why isn't it used more often--in intelligence and elsewhere?
Speaking from the White House, Mr. Obama said, "I want to send a strong warning to this country's bankers," before turning to his economic team and saying, "I don't mean you guys."
Yes, there needs to be a cabinet shake-up. It's time to yank Tim Geithner and Larry Summers from the game. Their pro-bank, pro-Wall Street policies are failing. Isn't it obvious?
Evidence of Obama's plans to turn the US into a socialist state comes in the transcript of a recent Obama cabinet meeting, leaked to this reporter by an anonymous source.
It's not that I object to critical thinking. We need it. Yet, while we're reminding Obama of his promises and scrutinizing him on his decisions, we need to stand with him.
Obama's self-imposed rule against lobbyists in his administration, and the method whereby he is now implementing his progressive agenda, hews toward a rather perverse irony, if not hypocrisy.
It is not unusual for a president to want to be his own secretary of state, but rarely has a secretary so badly wanted to be her own president.
The task awaiting Obama was massive. And yet, there is a rush to decide how he's doing after 100 days. Donnie Walsh gets two years to revive the Knicks, but the president only gets 100 days to fix the country?