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With ISIS fight, Obama regains confidence [Boston Globe]

09 25 14

PRESIDENT JOHN KENNEDY was fond of quoting two characters from Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 1.” The first, Glendower, says, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep.” To which Hotspur replies, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” Continue reading

ISIS war rollout resembles launch of Obamacare site [CNN Opinion]

09 22 14

Someone in the Obama White House clearly has a good book to write one day: “How Not to Do Rollouts.” Continue reading

Young candidates can fix a broken system [Boston Globe]

09 07 14

RETURNING FROM military combat in World War II, a 29-year-old John F. Kennedy hung up his uniform and embraced a new form of service back home: running for Congress from the 11th district of Massachusetts. He was one of many young veterans who ran and won in 1946 by appealing to voters’ eagerness for change. Continue reading

Use ‘safe zones’ to end immigrant crisis [CNN.com, Gergen and Katz]

07 14 14

As America grapples with a crisis of children on its southern border, another image from another time seems inescapable: that ship full of Jewish refugees off our shores as World War II approached. Continue reading