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The threat of politicized intelligence

If new US National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon needs a reminder of how stark the enemy threat is, he need look no further than today's discovery of printer cartridges rigged like explosive devices aboard UPS airliner cargo holds that left Yemen bound for Jewish Synagogues in the United States. A dry run? You bet. And not just to test the holes in air cargo security systems, but to test the reaction time and responsiveness of our national security apparatus.

By Lillian Cunningham | October 29, 2010; 05:47 PM ET | Comments (62)

Channeling the Obama of '08

What a difference two years makes. Here we are in the midst of incredibly complex change along with large-scale exacerbating circumstances. But, where is the engagement we felt so keenly in the months before November 2008?

By Lillian Cunningham | October 12, 2010; 03:03 PM ET | Comments (19)

What's right (and wrong) with Obama's brain

I study leadership through the lens of how the human brain functions.While I haven't studied Obama's brain directly, from watching his mannerisms I have hunch that Obama's brain is different to that of our earlier commanders-in-chief.

By Ian Saleh | August 16, 2010; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (13)

Will Obama be ready for the next crisis?

Neither political experience nor lack thereof has predicted the effectiveness of a president. Being president is something you learn on the job.

By Ian Saleh | August 13, 2010; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (35)

Obama on factory farming: Something to crow about

President Obama should go out of his way to showcase his leadership in confronting the pollution and economic consolidation of animal factory farming.

By Fahima Haque | March 26, 2010; 12:34 PM ET | Comments (7)

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