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They Deserve an Up-or-Down Vote
Political writer and blogger at ChrisWeigant.com
DREAM Act kids? They deserve a vote. Judicial nominees? They deserve a vote. As long as the "they" being referenced are sympathetic to the vast majority of the American public, then the logic works.
College and University Board Independence Strengthens the Nation
Richard D. Legon
President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and...
Our institutions of higher learning have been governed by boards acting independently since our Colonial period. Let us not compromise that most essential (and historic) value--one that has largely worked well--for temporary political expediency.
DOJ Appointments: The Case for Dawn Johnsen's Confirmation
Dawn Johnsen's appointment is a litmus test for the Senate confirmation process and for the recharged Obama political operation.
Why Bush's Burrowing Appointees Are Bad, Despite What
Editor and writer at the LA Weekly
's theory of patronage is overwhelmed by its own example. You can't make a case against the crusty civil service and not worry about the layer of crust Bush is leaving behind.
Looking for a Job in the Obama Administration?
Sarah van Gelder
Co-Founder and Editor at Large, YES! Magazine
The thousands of people appointed throughout the Executive Branch set policies in everything -- you can be part of that.
Barack And His Shadow: Should He Appoint A Shadow Cabinet Now?
Senior Advisor, John Kerry's Presidential Campaign, (RED) Digi...
We can contrast Secretary of State Rice with any number of Democrats who are better, smarter and more sophisticated. How about Secretary of Veterans Affairs? I vote for Max Cleland.
Time to Make a Difference
Author, 'Raising Eyebrows: A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets ...
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