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Archive: November 8, 2009 - November 14, 2009

We are all hedge-fund managers

If every CEO, military commander, or fund manager were brought to trial for raising hopes that were dashed after the fact, we'd need jails on every street corner.

By Paul R. Portney | November 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (8)

Stop the bleeding

To those who salute congressional leadership for cutting this health-care deal, I'd like to ask: Do you still call a compromise a compromise when you're the one who's bleeding?

By Daisy Wademan Dowling | November 13, 2009; 6:49 AM ET | Comments (15)

The ugly end-game

Critics on both sides will make Senate passage of the bill ugly, but those in the center have the main task: Getting the votes to enact health-care reform.

By Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. | November 11, 2009; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

A poor salesman

President Obama has not taken a strong leadership role on health care; he didn't use his bully pulpit to spell out clearly why the nation needs this reform.

By Yash Gupta | November 11, 2009; 11:06 AM ET | Comments (49)

Declining 'credibility capital'

Despite winning large majorities in Congress, Obama has found it extremely difficult to implement his vision, including a reform of health care.

By Michael Maccoby | November 10, 2009; 3:45 PM ET | Comments (2)

Game time in the Senate

Our Senators can no longer hide, threaten, or negotiate their own individual bill; no one gets a free pass for denying the American public a fair up-or-down vote on this bill.

By Andy Stern | November 10, 2009; 10:13 AM ET | Comments (5)

One step ahead

Much like the real "two-step," leadership is a dance that takes you forward and backward.

By Ed O'Malley | November 10, 2009; 5:59 AM ET | Comments (1)

The barest compromise

A 220-215 win on the House bill shows that Democratic leaders gave no more than they absolutely had to.

By Slade Gorton | November 10, 2009; 5:51 AM ET | Comments (2)

A realist's achievement

Leaders must always weigh and rank priorities because they can seldom get everything they want.

By Mickey Edwards | November 10, 2009; 5:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

No genuine leadership

Having chosen to put politics ahead of policy, the Democrats are left to compromise their values to force the bill through.

By Bill George | November 10, 2009; 5:40 AM ET | Comments (11)

Villified leaders

Vilifying leaders for prioritizing goals inhibits their ability to do exactly what they were entrusted to do: make decisions.

By Coro Fellows | November 10, 2009; 1:31 AM ET | Comments (18)

Saluting the dedicated

When we honor and respect our soldiers, we are honoring the best in humanity: selflessness and dedication to a greater good.

By Marie Wilson | November 9, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

More than a recruiting slogan

Tragedies like the one at Fort Hood test the character and resilience of organizations and their leaders. What we see now shows the meaning of "Army Strong."

By George Reed | November 9, 2009; 6:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

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