Presidential Leadership

Obama Transparency Talk

Apparently Obama’s response to Chicago Tribune reporter John McCormack’s questions about the Blagojevich affair have riled certain media commentators, who are now questioning Obama’s commitment to transparency. What a bunch of whiners. They either don’t understand the role of transparency in public policy, are desperate to make some news about something, or are just exaggerating…

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Where is Presidential Leadership in the Economic Crisis?

Like many people, I’ve been wondering, “What is President Bush doing about the economic crisis?” Apparently, not leading. Maybe hiding under his desk. CNN suggests that nobody is really stepping up to provide direction. As the United States writhes in a collapsing economy, analysts and observers are wondering: Who’s skippering the ship? President Bush has…

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