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Revenge of the Nerds

Author: Peter Beinart
The Daily Beast

Peter Beinart believes that by electing Barack Obama the American people are ridding "the anti-intellectualism that has dominated politics for 50 years."

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Team of Hawks

Author: Peter Beinart
Time Magazine

Peter Beinart writes that "Obama understands that foreign policy is, in international-relations-speak, a two-sided game."

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In Mumbai This Time

Author: Michael J. Gerson
The Washington Post

Michael Gerson writes that "there is a lesson here for Barack Obama's administration: Sometimes power must be lightly held to be effectively employed."

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The Obama-Clinton Administration

Author: Peter Beinart
The Daily Beast

Peter Beinart says that filling the Obama administration with former Clintonites "gives Democrats a better chance at dramatic change than they've had in 75 years."

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A Framework for Success in Iraq

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Michael Gerson writes that "administration officials believe they have taken precautions that will encourage Iraqi nationalism over a destructive pan-Shiism."

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Obama and North Korea

Author: Scott A. Snyder
Asia Foundation

Scott Snyder †writes that "on the list of potential crises that the Obama administration will inherit come January 20th will be the task of achieving the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula."

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Obama Will Take Us Backward By Channeling Keynes

Obama Will Take Us Backward By Channeling Keynes

Author: Amity Shlaes
Bloomberg.com

In this Bloomberg op-ed, Amity Shlaes argues that President-elect Obama should not use Keynesian solutions to address the economic crisis. She points out that the Great Society of the mid-1960s, which was the ultimate Keynesian experiment, did not work very well.

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Crisis Lets Dems Push Old Agendas

Crisis Lets Dems Push Old Agendas

Author: Amity Shlaes
New York Post

In this New York Post op-ed, Amity Shlaes says that the Democratic Party is widening the definition of 'change' by the hour, using the financial crisis as a pretext to advance old social agendas. But government health care and 'card check' legislation don't have much to do with mortgage crises.

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Don't Do It, Hillary!

Author: Peter Beinart
The Daily Beast

Peter Beinart writes that "if Barack pops the question, Hillary should suggest Colin Powell instead."

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3 Showdowns To Avoid

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Michael Gerson writes that "Obama will also need to be aware of certain issues-certain tripwires-that could trigger explosive controversy."

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Where the Mines Are

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Michael Gerson discusses the problems that arise at the beginning of every presidency.

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Where Obama Can Be Bold

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Michael Gerson suggests where President-elect Barack Obama should stay centrist and where he should be bold.

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