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Beyond 1600

The White House is where ultimate power rests, but top-notch people running the agencies is what makes government work.

By Jonathan Alter

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Convey the Economics

A CEA chair is not a political adviser. Just give the President the information he needs to make a good decision.

By Jason Furman

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Democracy Is an Act—One That Doesn't End on Election Day

The President of the United States is exploiting a deadly pandemic to ratchet up his assault on democracy, sow chaos, and delegitimize the upcoming election.

By Hillary Rodham Clinton

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By Katha Pollitt

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Biden's Key to Success: Majorities of Expediency

An FDR-style legislative steamroller is not possible. But ad hoc majorities in support of specific goals are entirely achievable. Here’s how.

By Rob Stein

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Rereading Obama

The first volume of the President’s memoir is beautifully written, insightful—and informed by his occasionally frustrating multi-dimensionalism.

By James T. Kloppenberg

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Becoming Michelle

For eight years, Michelle Obama was the picture of imperturbable grace. One senses she didn’t always want to be.

By Michele Goodwin

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Good Neighbors At Last?

In Latin America, the Trump Administration whistled against the winds of global change. The Biden team needs to see that the days of dictating policy there are over.

By Abraham F. Lowenthal

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The Tea Party and the Resistance: No, They’re Not the Same

To most of the media, the Tea Party and the Resistance were mirror images of each other. Wrong. The differences are far more illuminating.

By Theda Skocpol Caroline Tervo

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Respect the Agency’s Culture

Not many people have run OMB and Treasury and worked at the State Department. Here’s the advice of one who has.

By Jacob Lew

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The Department in the Forever Business

At Interior, we make decisions that impact not just this generation, but many generations to follow.

By Sally Jewell

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Weapons & Windmills, Quarks & Quagmires

The Department of Energy’s portfolio is complex, and strong relationships—with other departments, with Congress, and with laboratories—are key.

By Ernest J. Moniz

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Our Welfare Puritanism

By Jack Meserve

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