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Archive: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009

Media Giants

The media today -- instant, decentralized, immense -- has more influence than the president and congressional leadership, making decisive policy increasingly difficult.

By Slade Gorton | September 2, 2009; 6:22 AM ET | Comments (3)

Repellent Politics

Many of the most passionate and entrepreneurial nonprofit leaders believe they can have a greater impact by building innovative, effective, and uncompromising solutions outside of government

By Paul Schmitz | September 2, 2009; 6:15 AM ET | Comments (12)

Transformational Women

Many of the new "giants" in our midst -- Hillary Clinton, Indra Nooyi, Ellen Sirleaf Johnson -- are women, operating effectively with their inclusive style of leadership.

By Beth A. Brooke | September 1, 2009; 11:49 AM ET | Comments (1)

Cynical, Angry, and Argumentative

Senator Kennedy showed that civility is possible even in our highly contentious era. We have to hope more politicians follow his example.

By Yash Gupta | September 1, 2009; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (1)

Power Outage

The diffusion and fragmentation of power, money, media and ideas in our current political culture turns the already-difficult process of producing great political leaders into a real long-shot.

By Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. | September 1, 2009; 11:22 AM ET | Comments (4)

A New Generation

The post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era saw a shift in talent from traditional politics to other fields also dedicated to social change, especially to what has become known as "social entrepreneurship."

By Bill Shore | September 1, 2009; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (12)

Piles of Pygmies

Does the public really want giants? Or does it prefer mirrors?

By Mickey Edwards | August 31, 2009; 8:25 PM ET | Comments (2)

They Might Be Giants

I see an enormous wealth of potential giantness in the electoral pipeline.

By Marty Linsky | August 31, 2009; 3:56 PM ET | Comments (1)

Great In Retrospect

There have never been many "giants" in America's (or any country's) politics while they were alive.

By Marshall Goldsmith | August 31, 2009; 2:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giant in Training

There are now few if any giants in American politics, but I am not alone in believing Barack Obama has the potential for giant-dom.

By Howard Gardner | August 31, 2009; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Our Dysfunctional Democracy

Elective office has become an occupation rather a period of time for which leaders leave their normal careers to temporarily do public service.

By David Walker | August 31, 2009; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (1)

Made Real by Contradictions

Ted Kennedy's contradictions made him seem real, and his consistencies made lasting change.

By Patricia McGinnis | August 30, 2009; 11:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

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