What we find when we survey public opinion is a rich and varied landscape across the Arab World that defies stereotype.
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But when it comes to foreign policy, Obama deserves a big bold F. Stories of Washington's self-proclaimed experts and think tanks for hire might give us some clues.
We have a tendency to think of innovation as a natural outgrowth of innate American ingenuity, rather than the result of a social and economic environment that has been carefully constructed.
Health care has taken center stage in Washington, and a new poll gives unique insight into how Americans feel about this hot-button issue.
Will we step boldly into the new economic reality with a plan for creating jobs? Or will we look to unsustainable government protections that will force the US to take a backseat in the new era?
Is Obama's openly engaging, pragmatic style working to close the "God gap" in American politics?
As long as he is perceived as communicating clearly and honestly, he should sustain the trust of the American people.
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