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we have just returned from seeing the new Steven Spielberg film, "Lincoln." It has a superb cast - Daniel-Day Lewis, David Straithaim, Sally Field, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tommy Lee Jones. ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 32 comments on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:17 PM PST with 37 Recommends
Lately I've been reading Team of Rivals, by Doris Goodwin. The book was talked about a lot as Obama chose his Cabinet. It is a fascinating book that I recommend to you. I'm going to describe where ...
by mattinjersey
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Dec 07, 2009 at 07:25 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Sitting inside, listening to the rain and reading about the tragic losses in the lives of the four men comprising Abraham Lincoln'...
by kbal11
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Feb 15, 2009 at 07:53 PM PST with 0 Recommends
The past couple days have been filled with disappointments, celebrations and good news. Good news first: Hallelujah! the stimulus bill was passed last night. In watching the process of this bill ...
by mikecraud
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 09:29 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Quite a few kossacks have been puzzled by the same old faces showing up on Obama teams. Some defend him by sharing history of Clinton bringing in inexperienced team members at the first of his term,
by divineorder
Comment Count 206 comments on Sat Feb 07, 2009 at 01:33 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Remember Tom Daschle was selected for two different positions in the Obama administration. The Secretary of Health and Human Services and Health Czar. These can be and are meant to be two distinct ...
by Cenk Uygur
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 01:13 PM PST with 27 Recommends
The Village is abuzz with the words "Team of Rivals" when it comes to the incoming Obama administration's foreign policy team. The media willfully ignores both the recent and distant past to arrive ...
by The Bagof Health and Politics
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 11:22 AM PST with 5 Recommends
In the interest of full disclosure, I have not read Doris Kearn Goodwin's Team of Rivals , nor do I intend to, simply because I find the whole notion that Lincoln built this team of ...
by WussGawd
Comment Count 100 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2008 at 10:12 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Facetiously, of course. Cf. CNN, Political Ticker, Obama adviser who called ...
by David Boyle
Comment Count 105 comments on Sun Nov 30, 2008 at 09:24 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Barack Obama has decided that he is going to try to shoot the moon. He is going to try to expand the tent and see if he can get everyone to buy into his ideas for reform. If it works, everyone will ...
by Cenk Uygur
Comment Count 54 comments on Sat Nov 29, 2008 at 08:46 AM PST with 21 Recommends
As Barack Obama puts together his cabinet, there has been much talk about the team of rivals approach. This approach was used by another president from Illinois – Abraham Lincoln. The ...
by jimraff
Comment Count 40 comments on Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 06:02 PM PST with 3 Recommends
A quick lexicographic note: Seems to me the term "Team of Rivals" is the new euphemism for "bipartisanship," which unto itself has always been a synonym for "buypartisanship" (ie. bipartisan ...
by davidsirota
Comment Count 131 comments on Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 10:39 AM PST with 25 Recommends
Ever since I read the book, and ever since I heard Obama was a fan, I’ve had this knot in the pit of my stomach, this silent scream building inside of me, waiting for some external validation ...
by Ken in MN
Comment Count 115 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 05:33 AM PST with 24 Recommends
This is from the blog, Last Kaul . Much is being made of President-Elect Obama's admiration for Abraham Lincoln's Team of Rivals approach towards piecing ...
by cakaul
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2008 at 03:24 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Fixing Wall Street does sound like "going all in" in a high stakes "no limit" poker game. This centralized and socialized economic/political solution is very ...
by darylita
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 01:33 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
The Candidate-Nominee Crossover The first article in this series described how some of the most astute ...
by wizinit
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jun 17, 2008 at 09:48 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
As I previously argued , Secretary of Health and Human Services seems like a logical consolation prize for ...
by Dorf
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Jun 03, 2008 at 11:56 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
The title will turn off many - who think oh just another dreamy eyed obamabot. But I have been reading the 2005 book by Doris Kearns Goodwin ...
by tsackton
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 10:40 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
The best way off Hills cliff? A public announcement of inclusion in a Lincoln like Cabinet comprising many of this years Democratic contenders for President might fit that prescription to a tee. ...
by SmithsLastWord
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat May 31, 2008 at 09:37 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
I've had to set aside my strong personal, emotional distaste for Hillary to attack this problem, I think, more rationally. This is not about winning in November. The real debate compares two ...
by Petey2
Comment Count 167 comments on Fri May 23, 2008 at 09:31 AM PDT with 4 Recommends