Team of Rivals
Veteran newsman says Lincoln's "Team of Rivals" has given way to something else entirely.
It's more a cabal of cronies than a team of rivals.
Writer Walter Stahr gives William Henry Seward his due in this intelligent and illuminating biography of one of the most important political figures of the 19th century.
Thanks, Federal government, for the funny circular scar on my arm from my childhood vaccination. It means that I, and a lot of other kids, didn't get polio and wind up severely disabled or dead. Don't think I don't appreciate it. And thanks for the Internet I'm using right now.
I used to think that Barack Obama would follow Abraham Lincoln in bringing us together. I read he adopted a balanced, "team of rivals" approach to foreign policy and domestic challenges. Now, I think I know why his education policy is the big exception.
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If Mike Allen thinks Woodward's book is a net positive for Obama, the cover surely isn't.
Oh, What a Week It Was!: Healthcare Reform, Student Loan Reform, Nuclear Arms Reduction, Rising Iran Sanctions Possibility, Tough Love to Israel
Without diminishing the skills and hard work of those who brought all these matters to this point, one cannot overstate the impact that this President's election, perspective, and persona had on these outcomes.
It's Abraham Lincoln's birthday today, and to celebrate the life of our 16th president, we've collected some of the best
We all have our limits. Abraham Lincoln's limit is that he left behind no wise counsel for the man who finds himself garmentless at 30,000 feet. But he did leave something for the Twitterers.
Lincoln's preservation of the union would not have been possible without his economic reform. It is the philosophy at the base of those achievements that must be the prototype for change in America now.
Obama and Rahm Emanuel have hired a group of people who are going to make the rich stay rich -- and who are not designed to really change things for the middle class or the struggling lower end.
Obama Reading Biography of Vlad the Impaler. May Decide to Insert Sharpened Sticks Up Rivals' Asses.
An Obama spokesperson was quick to dismiss any thoughts of impaling. Though, off the record, expressed a wish that at some point they might come upon Joe Lieberman in the act of bending over.
"It can work almost regardless if the president is not merely self-confident but knows exactly what he wants" and what he