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Ordinary Americans want quick action from Washington these days. Yet in these challenging and divided times, former Congressman Lee Hamilton says, the ability to build consensus is the political skill we need most.
In foreign policy, understanding how the long-term trajectory of world events and politics relates to present-day decisions is essential. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the major global trends impacting the next several decades.
The great questions in foreign affairs for this century will involve China, says former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Closer ties between China and the U.S. are crucial on environmental, economic, and foreign policy issues.
America's domestic strength and dynamism is the foundation upon which its capacity to act on the world's stage rests. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses making the necessary adjustments to get the U.S. economy back on track.
Conference committees on Capitol Hill are vanishing, to the detriment of our democracy. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton explains that, "You Might Not Miss Conference Committees, But You Should"
This year's elections offer a chance for a fresh start for Congress, which badly needs one. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton lays out how to go about rebuilding Congress.
Russia, though not the superpower it once was, still matters, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. Our efforts to get relations back on track must be comprehensive and coherent, guided by a clear vision of what both parties want from the U.S.-Russian relationship.
The dramatic and far-reaching proposals that President Obama is sending to Capitol Hill call on Congress to set aside its less attractive habits of the last decade. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton wonders, "Is Congress Up to the Task Before It?"
True change in Washington will require an engaged citizenry. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton lays out what he considers to be the tenets to accomplishing it.
With the White House and Congress soon to be controlled by the same party, there's a chance that Congress will be inclined to go easy on the Obama administration. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says this would be a mistake, and calls for oversight.