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Obama Pragmatist

The Promise of Visionary Pragmatism

Elin Suleymanov | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elin Suleymanov

Located at the global cultural crossroads of the Caucasus, Azerbaijan stands in a clear defiance of the "Clash of Civilizations" paradigm.

Difficult Dilemmas in Word and Deed: The Costs and Benefits of Bipartisan Rhetoric in Resuscitating an Ailing Economy

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

Obama ran as both the candidate of change and the candidate of pragmatism and bipartisan action. So does he tell the story of our economic collapse and what we need to do about it without mentioning that someone actually caused it?

Progressivism Is Pragmatism: Steven Chu at Department of Energy

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Roberts

Chu represents the essence of Obama's approach. He's someone with the intelligence and empiricism to see that the status quo is unacceptable and that radical change is the only sensible -- pragmatic -- response.

Obama's Windfall Taxes Shift: First Broken Promise?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Obama team's decision to drop the idea of forcing oil and natural gas companies to pay a tax on their windfall profits has caused a firestorm amon...

NYT's Front Page Obama Profile: "The Ultimate Pragmatist"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In August 1999, Barack Obama strolled amid the floats and bands making their way down Martin Luther King Drive on Chicago's South Side. Billed as the ...