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Archive: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

Our true face

Our country shows its true face whenever we respond - anywhere, anytime, and with overflowing generosity - to catastrophic events like the earthquake in Haiti.

By Yash Gupta | January 16, 2010; 5:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chief coordinator

The best intended relief efforts can fall apart if countries and agencies do not communicate effectively and coordinate their contributions.

By Marshall Goldsmith | January 16, 2010; 5:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bullhorn and bully pulpit

President Obama should remind us that aiding the victims in Haiti taps into some of our most noble national values - charity, sacrifice and community.

By Ed O'Malley | January 16, 2010; 5:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Keep it on the front pages

President Obama needs to encourage -- demand accountability from -- the public and private agencies delivering relief in Haiti.

By Elizabeth Sherman | January 16, 2010; 5:22 AM ET | Comments (1)

Empathy, action and results

Crisis leadership is not only about what you do in the heat of the moment, but also who you become as a result of it.

By Alaina Love | January 16, 2010; 5:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

No exceptions for Congress

The nation cannot be deprived of the opportunity for a frank and open discussion of race. Trent Lott should have kept his job -- and Harry Reid should not lose his.

By Slade Gorton | January 14, 2010; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Fewer than 42 years

Instead of another zero tolerance policy, we need freedom and openness to report and deal with offenses like Harry Reid comments.

By Robert Goodwin | January 14, 2010; 5:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Our nation's success

We will have succeeded as a nation when we can engage in respectful conversations about race without fear or censure, but instead with a true desire to understand perspectives that may be different from our own.

By Alaina Love | January 12, 2010; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (2)

Underground bigotry

The existence of colorism is a fact in this country. How can we counter bigotry if we drive honest, open communication underground?

By Katherine Tyler Scott | January 12, 2010; 11:52 AM ET | Comments (24)

Whispering about race

Harry Reid's comments don't just address how we speak about race; they reveal how we think about it.

By Coro Fellows | January 12, 2010; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (5)

Theater we can't afford

We need to work together instead of adding to an already-contentious atmosphere by turning Harry Reid's unfortunate choice of words into political theater.

By Yash Gupta | January 12, 2010; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (4)

No double standard

There are many profound issues about race in America to address with deep thought and concern. Indefensible as it is, this incident is not one of them.

By Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. | January 12, 2010; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (2)

Worth talking about

I have seen many leaders make mistakes when in the midst of race talk. And I am particularly intrigued when white leaders make those mistakes.

By Martin Davidson | January 12, 2010; 6:42 AM ET | Comments (27)

Shut your mouth

We are all going to make mistakes like Reid did. The best advice is shut your mouth, listen, and show people the respect you would want for you and whatever group you identify with.

By Juana Bordas | January 12, 2010; 6:37 AM ET | Comments (4)

The tender topics

Harry Reid tread into territory we all know to be explosive.

By Ken Adelman | January 11, 2010; 2:30 PM ET | Comments (4)

Costly missteps

we all say foolish things. What counts is how we behave when our words come back to haunt us, and Reid has passed that test.

By Howard Gardner | January 11, 2010; 2:23 PM ET | Comments (6)

Save us from shallowness

Leadership in America seems increasingly to consist not of making bold decisions but of explaining away relatively harmless mistakes.

By Alan M. Webber | January 11, 2010; 2:12 PM ET | Comments (5)

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