Feb 27

President and CEO? Beware of the “Businessman in Chief”



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Back in the early 1970s, a professor at the Harvard Business School introduced a public sector case study for class discussion: the students were asked to analyze the paper flow in the office of then-senator Ted Kennedy.



Feb 23

The cry of “we the people” is a simple one: Leave us alone!



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What so many opponents of the Affordable Care Act find offensive is the idea that you have to do something because the government tells you that you have to when freedom to so many Americans has traditionally been understood to mean being left to our own devices.



Feb 13

Drone attacks: When war machines work, and when they don’t



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The most visible robotic project right now is the use of drone aircraft. Unmanned vehicles are the wave of the future. In fact, the aerospace industry has essentially stopped all research and development on manned aircraft.



Feb 6

Of Another Day and Another Romney: The Year When Conservative Republicans Proudly Accepted “Defeat”



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A little more than a decade ago, Edward Luttwak, the renowned military strategist, wrote a provocative essay in Foreign Affairs entitled, “Give War a Chance.”



Jan 30

Turn off the TV? Scalia’s baffling civics lesson



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If you do not like the rash of intensely negative campaign commercials on television this year, the ones made possible by the court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United, then turn off the television.