Will Obama Go Big or Base on Budget?
Huffington Blog Post
March 4, 2014
"Federal budget plans are about much more than dollars and cents. The proposals provide a glimpse into the types of policies a leader favors and how much he or she is willing to risk to advance them.
Recently, two men have come forward with big proposals in an extremely risk-averse Washington. The president's budget, which is due to be released on Tuesday, will provide him with the opportunity to go big as well. For the country's sake he should use the platform to show that he is able to come up with big ideas that can draw in both sides of a divided government."
Prime Opportunity for Obama to be Bold on Budget
GWU - GSPM Video Release
March 3, 2014
'90s documents show Clintons' health care concerns
TV Commentary - FOX DC
Photo - @FitzFox5DC
February 28, 2014
Hear my commentary on newly released document from Bill Clinton's Presidential Library. See video.
Camp and Hagel Swing for the Fences
Huffington Blog Post
February 27, 2014
"In an environment where others are only bunting, two individuals, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel are swinging for the fences with big plans that have the potential to shape policy for years to come. Camp is floating an overhaul of the nation's tax code. Hagel is attempting to shape the military into a smaller, high-tech fighting force more adapted to current threats.
Legislators were meant to not just win elections, but to legislate. Cabinet Secretaries were not meant to be caretakers, but to tackle big issues. While each initiative includes some elements I support and others I oppose, I applaud their quest to climb the highest peak they face, the first step of what I call Peak Leadership."
Peak Leadership for Political Leaders
Speech - University of Navarra
Photo (© Kennedy) - Washington DC
February 25, 2014
It was wonderful to share insights on Peak Leadership for Political Leaders with graduate students from Spain and Latin America pursuing their master's degree at the University of Navarra.