Neal Peirce on the National Popular Vote, Mark Pisano on the Transition

The ‘National Popular Vote’ — Time At Last?
NEAL PEIRCE / JAN 14 2012
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WASHINGTON — Newspapers, the airwaves and the blogosphere are already delivering 24-7 news and speculation focused on the 2012 presidential campaign. But in the end, will we get the president the most Americans favor? Read more…

The Jig is Up: Unless We ‘Change the Rules of the Game’
MARK PISANO / JAN 14 2012
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Americans are now beginning to realize that their world is not the same, that fundamental change is underway. Incomes have dropped for ten years; the unemployment rate, while slightly lower right now, is persistently high. Looking to the future, Americans know there will be no quick return to normalcy. Support for bipartisan leadership is actually a cry for a new direction that will provide long term real changes and not more incremental quick fixes and policy spins that do not work. Read more…