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America and the Global Economy

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.

Talk of America's Decline Is Overstated

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.

Rebuilding Congress

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.

Leaving the Cold War Behind

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.

You Might Not Miss Conference Committees, But You Should

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"

The Ten Commandments of Citizenship

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.

Whoever Is President, an Administration Needs Oversight

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.

Is Congress Up to the Task Before It?

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?"

Good Communication Anchors Our Democracy

Recent polling shows that most Americans feel that members of Congress aren't interested in what they think. This is alarming, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton, because "Good Communication Anchors Our Democracy."

Can Congress Cope With the Communications Age?

The communications revolution has presented Congress with an ironic problem: how to ensure that messages to and from constituents get heard. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton wonders, "Can Congress Cope With The Communications Age?"

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