Favorite Books of Recent Presidents, Including Trump

A president's reading list does reveal something about his leadership style, and way of thinking about the world. Donald Trump's list of favorite books makes his mind seem almost as shallow as his public persona. Aside from the books by him or about him, hack jobs against Obama or the Clintons, schemes on "how to... Continue Reading →

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Obama Advisor on Hillary’s Achilles Heel

“I couldn’t shake the feeling that I should have seen it coming, because when you distilled it, stripped out the racism and misogyny, we’d run against Hillary eight years ago with the same message Trump had used: She’s part of a corrupt establishment that can’t be trusted to bring change.” -- Ben Rhodes, advisor to... Continue Reading →

Another Chance for Community Organizing in 2018 and 2020

Community organizer job opportunities are growing. Start-ups like Swing Left are seeking to create a national grassroots network of more than 300,000 volunteers to help take back the US House of Representatives by targeting the 78 most competitive races, enough to flip party control and change the country's political agenda. One of the biggest disappointments of... Continue Reading →

Breaking Gridlock: Bipartisan Achievements in Obama’s Last 2 Years Are Few, But Do Exist

Despite its reputation for hyper-partisan dysfunction, polarization and gridlock, the 114th Congress did accomplish some significant things -- the most important being  $1.75 billion for medical research into curing diseases, and speeding the drug and device approval process. WPost: Republicans boasted of their achievements over the past two years. Ryan reeled off a list including... Continue Reading →

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