Duncan just might prove to be a Secretary who can bridge the gap between the efficiency hawks and the broader/bolder reform advocates.
President-Elect Barack Obama is on track to nominate the most women to his cabinet than any other U.S. President in history. While President Bush had...
Can Hillary Clinton assure us that there will not be any Saudi preferential access to Foggy Bottom in spite of the myriad millions visited on the Clinton foundation?
As it stands, we've got a president-elect who is putting Rev. Jeremiah Wright behind him for good so he can deliver on some campaign promises. Stay tuned... And keep the faith.
If John Holdren is named as Obama's science advisor, it is an even stronger signal than the choice of Steven Chu for Energy Secretary that he is dead serious about taking action on global warming.
Some of my colleagues have worked with her for decades. She has a deep and personal connection with working Americans that stems from decades working to help workers get their rights.
Hilda Solis has the ability and dedication to overcome the entrenched opposition of special interest groups and to make change happen.
Solis is the right secretary of labor to take advantage of a great opportunity not only to make America's economy stronger by making it greener, but also to make Americans living in poverty part of a revitalized middle class.
I honestly don't know what to make of the Vilsack nomination, so I asked Denise O'Brien, the organic farmer who ran for Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture in 2006, to share her invaluable Iowan insights.
As Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar has to send a powerful signal that the era of unethical behavior and unchecked industry influence is over.
A Republican with a consistently bad record on environmental issues has just been nominated to run the Department of Transportation.
Focusing on what works for kids ought to come first, no matter which end of the political spectrum the idea comes from. This should remain the cornerstone of Duncan's decision-making.
The "end of social promotion" has caused tens of thousands of kids as young as 3rd grade to be left-back, despite overwhelming evidence that this... children and increases the drop-out rate.
After eight years of policy that has left too many children -- especially LGBT children -- behind, a Duncan era could signal the first real opportunity for concerned parents to have a seat at the table.
Like Bush's Education Secretary pick Rod Paige, Arne Duncan comes from a big city with a success story that the national press failed to figure out was mostly a mirage.
In a transition that has overall gone relatively smoothly, the still-incomplete process of picking an Education Secretary... as turned a prolonged, openly antagonistic debacle.