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Archive: January 17, 2010 - January 23, 2010

'In-progress review'

It is part of our Army culture to continually assess our performance on critical tasks and missions. The country must do the same with its president.

By Col. Charles D. Allen | January 21, 2010; 1:02 PM ET | Comments (1)

Beat the drum louder

The case for Obama's ambitious agenda is compelling but we did not hear it--clearly and repeatedly--as we might have from Reagan. It's time to get loud.

By Patricia McGinnis | January 21, 2010; 8:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Take the congressional lead

If President Obama wants to turn failure into success, he must lead the Democrats in Congress, not follow them.

By Slade Gorton | January 21, 2010; 8:15 AM ET | Comments (2)

Cucumber man

President Obama stayed cool during the worst moments of the economic crisis, and we needed that, but now the moment calls for passion, even anger.

By Bill Shore | January 20, 2010; 11:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

A poor communicator

Until he does a better job of communicating his message, Obama is going to have difficulty influencing the right people in Washington.

By Yash Gupta | January 20, 2010; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Underplaying his own passions

In his second year, President Obama should make more of his passions--the very qualities that contributed to securing his election to office.

By Alaina Love | January 20, 2010; 8:13 AM ET | Comments (1)

Delivering us from anxiety

President Obama inherited many problems, but the most troubling is the fragile trust Americans have in their government and political leaders.

By Katherine Tyler Scott | January 20, 2010; 8:07 AM ET | Comments (5)

Limits of a silver tongue

Obama has failed to understand how to effectively deploy his oratorical talents as a president rather than as a campaigner.

By Mickey Edwards | January 19, 2010; 3:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Dizzying fall from grace

The single biggest factor affecting the fate of our nation may well be how Barack Obama navigates his own internal landscape as a leader.

By Nancy Koehn | January 19, 2010; 1:59 PM ET | Comments (43)

In praise of steadiness

Commitment to keeping an even keel is what gives a neophyte leader gravitas, as Obama has done.

By Marie Wilson | January 19, 2010; 1:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

The president's fuzzy leadership

President Obama's leadership performance has been disappointing, as he has missed opportunities for "defining" moments.

By Ken Adelman | January 19, 2010; 11:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

Hard-to-please followers

If Obama's leadership does not succeed, it will be as much or more our fault than his.

By Michael Maccoby | January 19, 2010; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (7)

Preventing a failed state

Make no mistake--the security of the region and of the United States is at stake in the wake of Haiti's crisis.

By Robert Goodwin | January 19, 2010; 6:48 AM ET | Comments (5)

Overexposed, under-communicating

Obama has not effectively used his presidency to inform and convince the American people about his policy goals.

By Elizabeth Sherman | January 19, 2010; 6:02 AM ET | Comments (4)

His economic task

The right-wingers hate him for being a socialist, and the liberals are angry because he's not.

By Alan M. Webber | January 19, 2010; 5:54 AM ET | Comments (1)

A failure to communicate

It is ironic that Barack Obama has yet to truly find his voice, especially on important issues like health care and the economy.

By Jeffrey Pfeffer | January 19, 2010; 5:46 AM ET | Comments (5)

Just playing it safe

Politically, Obama is treading lightly. He has not aggressively pushed his agenda and instead makes decisions to keep people happy.

By Coro Fellows | January 19, 2010; 1:40 AM ET | Comments (2)

Defining our generation

it is during these events like Haiti when my generation witnesses the potential of the world to exhibit love and empathy towards our fellow human beings.

By Coro Fellows | January 17, 2010; 7:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Building Haiti

Haiti cries out for our help, but developmental assistance should be planned and closely directed by leaders who have demonstrated their competence and integrity.

By Michael Maccoby | January 17, 2010; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

No Marshall Plan for Haiti

The U.S. government knows how to do disaster relief, but not economic development, and Haiti has no track record of success.

By Ken Adelman | January 17, 2010; 7:26 AM ET | Comments (6)

MLK day: African Americans answering the call of military service

Martin Luther King's dream is a call to service, and African Americans from our country's very beginnings have responded to that call in the military.

By Col. Charles D. Allen | January 17, 2010; 6:12 AM ET | Comments (13)

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