The Public Good: Reports from the Front Lines (October 26, 2017)

Date: 26 Oct 2017 | posted in: Public Good News | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A selection of recent news stories with an ILSR insight into “The Public Good.” Free School Meals for Everyone | Farmworkers of the World: Unite | Reagan, Trump, and Activist Cities Free School Meals for Everyone In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, … Read More

Sunny Post-Partisanship Sounds Nice, but What’s Obama’s Larger Vision?

Date: 15 Dec 2008 | posted in: governance, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Responding to criticism that President-elect Barack Obama’s cabinet is composed largely of recycled Bill Clinton appointees, Obama’s close advisor David Axelrod told the New York Times, "He’s not looking for people to give him a vision. He’s going to put together an administration of people who can effectuate his vision." A few days later, after introducing his foreign policy team, Obama himself declared, "I will be responsible for the vision that this team carries out, and I expect them to implement that vision once decisions are made.”   

Which leads to the inevitable question: What is Obama’s overarching vision? What is the philosophical framework that will animate his administration and guide his cabinet officers to adopt policies different from those they embraced in the past? 

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