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Obama Transition

Fulfill the Promise of a Transparent Mayoral Transition

Heath Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Heath Brown

On Tuesday, Bill de Blasio was chosen the new mayor of New York City. But following months of campaigning, the real work of city governance began on Wednesday during the eight-week mayoral transition.

Advice for new appointees in President Obama's second term

Tom Fox | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

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 ...

Foreign Policy Wisdom for the Next Four Years

Don Kraus | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Don Kraus

For the last eight years the Connect U.S. Fund has brought together a community of advocacy and grassroots groups, philanthropic foundations, and think tanks to push for farsighted American leadership in efforts to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.

What Politics Can Teach Us About CEO Transitions

Steve Schmidt | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
Steve Schmidt

Transitions almost inevitably will turn into steep roller coaster rides, but with thoughtful and forthright management, they can be turned into productive experiences for everyone involved.

Obama, Romney Prepare For Next Phase

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's the defining ritual of American democracy: the peaceful transfer of presidential power. Though the outcome of the White House...

Boulder Prepares for Hard Times Ahead with "Food Localization"

Bob Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

Like so many chirping miner's canaries, about 400 people met last weekend in a Boulder church and hotel to talk about what might perhaps best be calle...

Kerry Is the No Drama Option for Secretary of State

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Giordano

If Obama and Biden are seeking a pro-active and self-motivated secretary of state in harmony with their own visions, one that will command immediate respect, Kerry is looking better for the position every day.

Obama's Team Includes Dangerous Biotech "Yes Men"

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

Instead of giving us change and hope, biotech "Yes Men" on Obama's team may prolong the hypnotic "group think" that has been institutionalized over three previous administrations.

Bush's Environmental Legacy on GMOs Is Irreversible

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

After all weather effects of 21st century climate change have disappeared from the earth's surface, two destructive impacts traceable to George Bush's policies will yet remain.

Manicurist Hit With Corruption Charges -- Know What I'm Sayin'?

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

You ever wonder where so many popular but annoying sayings come from? How do these things even get started? You know? So, like, you know, just sayin',...

Constructive Impatience

Joan Garry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Garry

So, to my fellow LGBT friends and our straight allies -- let's use the Rick Warren choice as an opportunity to be impatient. I for one plan to be impatient constructively.

Grand Theft Auto 3: Rail City

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Greg Selkoe

This is the last of my 3 part installment of posts entitled Grand Theft Auto. In this post I will discuss inner city public rail transportation and automobile use in urban settings.

Grand Theft Auto 2: San Autodreas-Highspeed Fail

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Greg Selkoe

America, it is time to get serious about rail and stop getting our a** kicked by the rest of the world.

Obama Online -- Moving From Campaigning to Governing (VIDEO)

Katie Stoynoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Katie Stoynoff

While my belief in the potential of the Obama administration is strong, the connection I felt during the campaign has faded. The disconnection I feel comes from the Obama administration's struggle to move from campaign mode to governing mode.

The Nobel Prize: A Tool For Shifting Consciousness?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Now that just about the entire world has weighed in on whether or not President Obama deserves to win the Nobel Peace Prize, the fact remains: he was awarded the prize.

The Hate That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

When I and others suggested that the Birthers, the Tea Baggers, the Limbaughs and Becks of the world were motivated at least in part by racism, the President himself said he did not believe that to be the case.

Obama-Mania: An Opportunity but Also a Bottom Line

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John L. Esposito

If Obama doesn't deliver significantly, disillusionment and anti-Americanism will increase among the very people who were euphoric at his election.

You Can Change History: An Open Letter to Congresswoman Nita Lowey

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

The Obama administration's Peace Corps transition document is a blueprint of what must be done and how it can be done.

Is the Left Dead?

Beth Borzone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Borzone

Lots of people are disappointed with some of Obama's recent decisions but they still love him because he is a person of conviction working within a flawed system.

Obama vs Cheney: Future vs Past

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darin Murphy

Cheney filled his time speaking with fear-induced anger, inaccurate claims, righteous indignation and cheap shots at Europe.

Obama: Agent of Change or Compromiser in Chief

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

The President is clearly the agenda setter, but he is not, as President Bush tried to be, "the decider." The verdict on Obama is clearly still out, but the early returns are positive.

Searching for Relevancy in an Obama World

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Eight years of having someone to point at and say: See! There's the problem (and it was), was an easier proposition than looking in the mirror and asking: How am I the problem?

Obama's 'First 100 Days': A Closer Look, Part II

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

As long as he is perceived as communicating clearly and honestly, he should sustain the trust of the American people.

Sam Stein

Inside Obama's Court Deliberations: Sotomayor Most Mentioned

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Upon hearing news that Justice David Souter would be retiring at term's end, senior White House aides hastily convened a meeting in the West Wing on T...

The Whole World in His Hands

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

But President Obama can single-handedly avert that fate with a little political hardball. He has the authority to unilaterally limit climate pollution through the Clean Air Act.