Archive: December 20, 2009 - December 26, 2009
How often does the fear of conflict get in your way of advocating for what you care most about?
By Ed O'Malley | December 23, 2009; 1:47 PM ET | Comments (0)
If you believe, as he claims, that his actions were largely motivated by his desire to do what is right (in the long-term) for our country - then he should be praised for being courageous and patriotic.
By Marshall Goldsmith | December 23, 2009; 12:47 PM ET | Comments (0)
Whether Senator Lieberman deserves a place in principled heaven or self-indulgent hell turns on two very different issues: the merits of his position and the nature of his intent.
By Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. | December 23, 2009; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (63)
Real leadership from Joe Lieberman would have seen him annoy insurance company CEOs, not Harry Reid.
By Marty Linsky | December 23, 2009; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (0)
The Senate has adopted a very dangerous operating style that threatens America's ability to debate the serious issue it confronts.
By Andy Stern | December 23, 2009; 10:49 AM ET | Comments (0)
It is in the darkest of hours that our political leaders are called upon to be their most authentic and reliable selves.
By Alaina Love | December 22, 2009; 6:55 AM ET | Comments (7)
What happens when your conscience comes in direct conflict with your political party's core values?
By Coro Fellows | December 22, 2009; 6:29 AM ET | Comments (2)
Had we had ten Joe Liebermans, evenly divided, we would have a more modest and far better result on health care reform.
By Slade Gorton | December 22, 2009; 6:23 AM ET | Comments (5)
Do we need more Joe Liebermans? Absolutely. We need more congressional leaders who owe their allegiance to the nation, not to a president, a party leader, or a political club.
By Mickey Edwards | December 22, 2009; 6:18 AM ET | Comments (19)
Joe Lieberman's role in health-care legislation reinforces the impression that political narcissism has replaced serious engagement with public policy and the public's business.
By Alan M. Webber | December 22, 2009; 6:09 AM ET | Comments (11)
It's the premise of bipartisanship that's faulty - namely, that there's one right answer to health care, deficit reduction, or whatever.
By Ken Adelman | December 21, 2009; 3:13 PM ET | Comments (3)
Leaders need to consistently present their social and political value system, with positions that are changed only for good and sufficient reason.
By Howard Gardner | December 21, 2009; 1:47 PM ET | Comments (5)
When you accept a leadership position on behalf of a political party you have an obligation to support the party on key votes.
By Richard Celeste | December 21, 2009; 1:43 PM ET | Comments (9)
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Joe Lieberman's statements and votes on the health care legislation would help to protect a major employer in his state.
By Kurt Schmoke | December 21, 2009; 1:31 PM ET | Comments (9)