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Elaine Kamarck on Obama’s second term

Reflections on President Obama’s Inaugural Address, His Second Term and Presidential Leadership Style By Elaine Kamarck The Brookings Institution “The parades and the parties are over. As the nation’s capitol returns to the routines of governance, everyone wants to know — … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on Israel’s new government

Consolidating Its Center or Its Criminality? By Rami Khouri Agence Global “All that can be said with certainty now about the Israeli election results is that the deck of political cards in parliament has been dramatically reshuffled: Prime Minister Benjamin … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on Israel’s General Elections

Israel’s Election Will Have Sharp Consequences By Rami Khouri Agence Global “The expected victory of a coalition led by the current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Tuesday’s general elections is likely to continue the militant and predatory Zionist trends of … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem on Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel Will Set Policy By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “The BATTLE lines are already being drawn for the upcoming confirmation of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense. The attacks being put out by Hagel’s detractors are myths: that his earlier … Continue reading

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Chuck Cogan on Hagel

Mainstream Support of Hagel: Is This a Crack in the Wall of Intimidation? By Chuck Cogan Huffington Post “This habit of Mr. Hagel of telling it like it is, is enough, in the prevailing group-think of the American establishment, to … Continue reading

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Ben Heineman on Obama’s Chief of Staff

Obama’s Chief of Staff Will Be the Most Important Appointment of His Term By Ben Heineman The Atlantic “President Obama will soon make what could be the most important appointment of his second term: his chief of staff.”

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Juliette Kayyem on what’s to come in 2013

The Year in Numbers By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “The never-ending negotiations about the pending fiscal cliff sometimes amount to nothing more than a dizzying array of numbers. Who can count that high? The negotiations also make us think that … Continue reading

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