Great leadership blazes a way for others to shine.
The best person for a job may not be the one who best knows how to do the work but the one who can get the best work out of others. A scholar examines the nature of leadership.
Who are these people?
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If there is an important issue, chances are there is federal advisory committee for it. With over 1,000 such committees in operation at any given time, it is worth understanding how they work.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush: Super PAC darling
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Likely presidential hopeful Jeb Bush may be first among equals in support from mega-rich Super PACS but dough alone is not enough to get to the front of the pack in Republican politics
Jimmy Carter was a long shot who won the White House.
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The obscure candidates jumping into the Republican race for president will likely only see the inside of the White House on a tour. Yet long-shot candidates persist. Why?
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at an election rally.
Americans unhappy with our two-party system only need look at the British election this week for an alternative. But they might not like what they see.
Hoards of Jack Kennedy fans would greet the candidate during his 1960 campaign for President.
Songs no longer relay party platforms. Instead, they're used to promote "celebrity" candidates.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
What is up with Bernie Sanders? No chance that he would win the primary, much less the presidency. But there is a long history of outsider candidates who have impacted American politics.
The house in which Freddie Gray grew up in the Baltimore neighbourhood of Druid Heights.
Kim Hairston, Baltimore Su
Racial segregation and poisonous living conditions played a large part in determining the young man's fate.
Baltimore in flames.
Despite having a black police commissioner and mayor, Baltimore has become the latest focus of African-American anger at racist policing.
They’re ready but how much of a difference will she make?
Women have made remarkable strides in politics but a Hillary Clinton White House would still have to contend with continuing sexism against women in public life.
So it begins.
The worst-kept secret in American politics is finally out in the open. What now?
Nevada Democratic Senator Harry Reid has announced his retirement.
In his long career, retiring Senator Harry Reid earned the grudging respect if not admiration of his worst political enemies.
Yelling protesters at health care reform town hall meeting in West Hartford, CT, in 2009.
Politics as partisan blood sport may be fun to watch but may undermine discourse necessary for democracy. A study finds that online town halls may re-engage potential voters in the political process.
The growing inequality that triggered the Occupy protests, such as this one in Bennington, Vermont, is now registering as an issue with politicians at the highest level.
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The opportunity gap between well-off and poor American children is vast and, more alarmingly still, it is growing. Some political leaders are starting to take note of the grim consequences.
Could former Florida governor Jeb Bush (right) join his brother George (left) and father in having held America’s top office?
Political dynasties have played a significant role throughout America's history. Their ongoing existence and prominence convey a level of inequality in access to political influence.
Benjamin Netanyahu was the first foreign leader to be invited to address Congress without a US president’s consent or knowledge.
For many Israelis, the potential danger of a bad deal with Iran pales in comparison to the damage caused to US-Israeli relations by Benjamin Netanyahu’s trickery.
In this 2008 photograph, former ambassador to the United Kingdom Robert H Tuttle greets President George W. Bush. Prior to becoming an ambassador, Tuttle was known for his empire of car dealerships.
If you want a desirable ambassadorship, becoming a Foreign Service Officer and earning the relevant degrees – in other words, accumulating experience – might not be the best plan of action.
Political to the end.
As she plans her 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton is getting embroiled in the sort of influence-peddling fiasco that has dogged philanthropists for decades.
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart.
On January 11 1999, when Jon Stewart took over as host of The Daily Show from Craig Kilborn, no one could have predicted that, 16 years later, Stewart would become an icon of satire. Under Kilborn, the…
Feisty, fearless and fleecy.
Over a decade ago I had no real interest in politics and current affairs. But all that changed when I unintentionally found myself watching The Daily Show for the very first time. The show was unlike anything…