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Lee Hamilton

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Commentary: We need our presidents to answer for their actions – but how?

“I ask how and why this decision was reached,” Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said in the Senate recently. He was calling for an investigation...

Lee Hamilton: The U.S. is not full – let’s keep the door open to newcomers

I was talking with a friend the other day about immigration. It’s one of the most divisive issues of our time and we, too,...

Lee Hamilton: Is democracy in trouble? Maybe, but there is cause for hope

Sometimes I wonder if the world is doomed to descend into autocracy. We read about nations that are already there, like China and Russia....

Lee Hamilton: The world is a community; we need to be good neighbors

I’ve been struck recently by news coverage of humans’ degradation of the planet. Two opposing themes keep appearing. One is the sense that, as...

Lee Hamilton:The nation’s ever-rising debt is a menace we can’t ignore

A few months ago, the federal debt we have accumulated over the past decades crossed the $22 trillion mark. That’s a record.According to government...

Lee Hamilton: Here’s a plan to fix Congress

The other day, someone I’ve known for years offered a pointed bit of criticism. “It’s easy for people like you to make long lists...

Lee Hamilton: Don’t hate compromise – it’s the keystone of democracy

You may not be ready for next year’s elections but they’re coming up fast. At some point one or more candidates will declare: “I...

Lee Hamilton: Things have changed in politics – and not for the better

I became active in politics in the late 1950s, got elected to Congress in 1964, and have remained engaged in one way or another...

Lee Hamilton: Congress must change the way it goes about its business

Acouple of weeks ago I was speaking to a group of students and decided to start with a point-blank question: Is Congress doing a...

Lee Hamilton: Governing is about priorities – and how to establish them

I still remember a piece of advice I got not long after entering Congress. It came from a prominent journalist as we were talking...

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What to Know: Homes, more homes and one hit and then several hits

Sept. 25 is National One-Hit Wonder Day and Fort Worth has some claim to fame in that regard. One-Hit...