Opportunity 08 : Independent Ideas for America's Next President.

O'Hanlon, Michael E.
Washington DC : Brookings Institution Press, 2007.
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American voters say they want to hear more about the issues and less about partisan politics. An unusually wide-open presidential race presents a unique opening for frank discussion and innovative solutions to pressing policy challenges. Opportunity 08 takes advantage of this political space to help presidential candidates, political observers, and the informed public focus on critical issues facing the nation. Opportunity 08 tackles a broad range of issues, organized under three categories: Our World, Our Society, and Our Prosperity. On the latter, for example, Brookings scholar Isabel Sawhill joins former Congressmen Bill Frenzel (R) and Charles Stenholm (D) and longtime budget counsel Bill Hoagland to provide a clear picture of the American budget deficit situation and what should be done about it. Sawhill also collaborates with Ron Haskins on a plan to provide greater support for education, work, and marriage. Hugh Price puts forth a strategy (and price tag) for boosting academic achievement among American schoolchildren. Brookings scholar Henry Aaron and Harvard professor Joseph Newhouse describe America's health care predicament and discuss options for expanding coverage and reducing costs. Mark McClellan, until recently the administrator of Medicare and Medicaid, takes another angle on the same subject. In the realm of international affairs, Jeffrey Bader and Richard Bush as well as former Bush administration official Michael Green discuss how best to deal with China. Jeremy Shapiro calls for a more analytic and threat-based approach to homeland security, arguing that many proposals are too ambitious and costly. On the Middle East, Martin Indyk and Tamara Cofman Wittes emphasize the need for a moderate coalition that will counter Iran's ambitions in the region, while also discussing political reform in Arab states and the Arab-Israeli
peace process. Peter Rodman, until recently a Bush administration Pentagon official, also addresses the challenge p.
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Big Ideas for the 2008 Race
Part 1: Our World
Countering Iran's Revolutionary Challenge: A Strategy for the Next Phase
Engaging the Muslim World: A Communication Strategy to Win the War of Ideas
Contending with the Rise of China: Build on Three Decades of Progress
Constructing a Successful China Strategy: Promote Balance and Democratic Ideals in Asia
Tackling Trade and Climate Change: Leadership on the Home Front of Foreign Policy
Ending Oil Dependence: Protecting National Security, the Environment, and the Economy
Waning Chances for Stability: Navigating Bad Options in Iraq
Back to Balancing in the Middle East: A New Strategy for Constructive Engagement
Bent but Not Broken: How the Next Commander in Chief Can Prevent the Breaking of the U.S. Military
Part 2: Our Society
Empowering Moderate Voters: Implement an Instant Runoff Strategy
Rethinking U.S. Rental Housing Policy: Build on State and Local Innovations
Attacking Poverty and Inequality: Reinvigorate the Fight for Greater Opportunity
Pathways to the Middle Class: Ensuring Greater Upward Mobility for All Americans
Part 3: Our Prosperity
Taming the Deficit: Forge a Grand Compromise for a Sustainable Future
Realistic Approaches to Head Off a U.S. Economic Crisis
Extending Deregulation: Make the U.S. Economy More Efficient
Strengthening Higher Education: Simplify Student Aid and Emphasize Vital Science, Math, and Language Skills
Meeting the Dilemma of Health Care Access: Extending Insurance Coverage while Controlling Costs
Meeting the Challenge of Health Care Quality: Achieve Reforms in Medicare, Quality, and Malpractice
Slowing the Growth of Health Spending: We Need Mixed Strategies, and We Need to Start Now.
Promoting Retirement Security: Make Saving Easier and More Rewarding
Fixing the Tax System: Support Fairer, Simpler, and More Adequate Taxation
Strengthening U.S. Information Technology: Keep America No. 1 on the Net
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