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Obamas Second Term

Obama's Second Term: Dead Already or Strategic Awareness?

Derek Shearer | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Derek Shearer

It's important for Obama to try to move the political debate in a more progressive direction. In this way, even when he can't pass legislation he can tee up issues for action in the Clinton administration that might follow.

Obama's Failing Second Term Presidency

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Barack Obama decisively defeated Republicans in the 2012 election. But Republicans are successfully kicking his butt in the post election.

Ryan Warns GOP To Pick Its Fights With Obama

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

By KEN THOMAS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan said Saturday that Republicans need to stick together and pick their fights during...

Fewer Swords, More Plowshares: A Marine Rethinks Defense (Part 2)

William S. Becker | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

I asked Col. Mykleby about issues facing President Obama in his second term. The resulting interview is long but well worth reading. It offers a fresh approach to national security from someone who has served at the highest levels of the U.S. military. I'll post it in two parts.

Fewer Swords, More Plowshares: A Marine Rethinks Defense

William S. Becker | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

I asked Col. Mykleby about issues facing President Obama in his second term. The resulting interview is long but well worth reading. It offers a fresh approach to national security from someone who has served at the highest levels of the U.S. military. I'll post it in two parts.

Obama Faces Tough To-Do List In Second Term

AP | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

BY NANCY BENAC, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- It's a good thing President Barack Obama considers himself a congenital optimist. There are n...

Diversity News And Notes, Evening Update

Janell Ross | Posted 03.11.2013 | Black Voices
Janell Ross

ack Lew looks likely to be the next treasury secretary, replacing Tim Geithner in Obama's second term. Lew, who currently serves as Obama's chief of staff, adds to the list of key cabinet positions expected to be filled by white men. Having sat next to him on a plane from Charlotte, N.C. to New York following the Democratic National Convention, I can also say he has some very interesting ideas on management and the value of intellectual and cultural diversity in the workplace that came up during the trip. Um, this is just embarrassing. "Younger Americans die earlier and live in poorer health than their counterparts in other developed countries, with far higher rates of death from guns, car accidents and drug addiction, according to a new analysis of health and longevity in the United States," The New York Times reported today. "....The rate of firearm homicides was 20 times higher in the United States than in the other countries, according to the report, which cited a 2011 study of 23 countries."

Ten Objectives That Obama Must Accomplish During His Second Term

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Getting America back on its feet is his target and if he can pull it off, it would solidify his place in history as an icon and one of the greatest presidents that has ever lived.

Perhaps a New, Different Obama?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

It is rare that a leopard changes spots. It is also rare that a re-elected President of the United States emerges in a second term with a new and different persona. This may be a moment for an exception to the rule.

How Will Obama's Second Term Affect You?

Next Avenue | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bob Rosenblatt Now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected, many older voters are wondering what the effect ...

The Next Four Years: Higher Growth

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The true issue Obama is facing is the same one he faced four years ago: How to make the economy grow at a higher rate and reduce unemployment.

After Obama Wins: What to Expect, What to Work for

Derek Shearer | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Derek Shearer

I prefer to assume that Obama will win, probably a narrow victory, with the House remaining in Republican hands, and the Senate still under narrow Democratic control. This is recipe for gridlock and endless bickering unless Obama can step up his game.