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CSPC's Abshire's "The Presidency: A Need for Greatness Again" Published in The Ambassadors Review

CSPC President David M. Abshire was recently published in the Spring 2010  issue of the Council of American Ambassadors' The Ambassadors Review. Dr. Abshire's piece, titled "The Presidency: A Need for Greatness Again," urges President Obama to take a strong position of leadership in building coalitions across party lines and to promote bipartisan efforts to encourage America's pursuit of excellence without the excessive political distortion of policy.

Dr. Abshire's piece can be found for download here.

 

 

Christian Science Monitor Columnist Cites "The Grace and Power of Civility"

What mood are voters in? Just ask Senator Bob Bennett.

Christian Science Monitor columnist John Hughes cites Dr. Abshire’s pamphlet, The Grace and Power of Civility: Lessons from the American Experience for the Coming Four Years, in his analysis of incumbent Senator Bob Bennett’s loss in the Utah state primary.  Hughes uses the Senator Bennett case study to illustrate the current shift in voter sentiment that is growing around the country.

To read or download a copy of The Grace and Power of Civility: Lessons from the American Experience for the Coming Four Year click here.

 

The Pittsburgh Tribune quotes CSPC Staff on President Obama's Bipartisan Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

The Pittsburgh Tribune quotes CSPC Staff on President Obama's Bipartisan Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

“In an article that appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, CSPC staff discuss President Obama’s Bipartisan Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform as a tool to address the nation’s long term structural deficits.”

 

A 21st Century Roadmap for Advancing America's Health: The Path from Peril to Progress

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The Commission on U.S. Federal Leadership in Health and Medicine's second report, A 21st Century Roadmap for Advancing America's Health: The Path from Peril to Progress (May 2010) marks the passage of recent landmark health reform legislation and proposes a series of recommendations to make America the healthiest nation in the world.  The Commission’s recommendations reach beyond health insurance reform to address four pillars of a 21st century health care system for our nation, which include investing in research, strengthening public health and prevention, re-engineering the delivery system, and promoting global health. The report builds on actions proposed in the Commission's first report, New Horizons for A Healthy America.

Co-chaired by Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal, MD, MPA, Director of CSPC’s Health and Medicine Program, and Denis Cortese, MD, Emeritus President and CEO of Mayo Clinic and Director of the Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program at Arizona State University, the Commission’s membership is comprised of health leaders from government and the private sector including Nobel laureates, former Cabinet secretaries, NIH Directors, and leading members of the health policy community, academia, research, and media. Many of the Commission's recommendations from its reports have been addressed in  health reform legislation and in new Administration initiatives. A 21st Century Roadmap for Advancing America's Healthprovides a bold, integrated, and comprehensive vision for innovative strategies to put health back into our nation's health care system.

You can download a copy of this publication here.

 

Highlights from the Prosperity or Decline? Rollout

The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) has completed the Strengthening America’s Future Initiative (SAFI), a comprehensive study to identify the critical challenges that face the United States, and to develop a roadmap for regaining our strategic and financial freedom of action, unity at home and standing abroad. At a time of deep division and dysfunction in Washington, our nonpartisan Steering Committee of prominent experts and highly specialized Issue Teams worked together to develop prioritized recommendations within a conceptual framework to address our nation’s most pressing challenges.

Highlights from the Prosperity or Decline? Rollout - March 19, 2010

Click here to download a copy of Prosperity or Decline? Breaking Washington's Deadlock To Save America's Future.

 

 

C-SPAN covers the Center's rollout of its latest report, Prosperity or Decline? Breaking Washington's Deadlock to Save America's Future

C-SPAN covers the Center's rollout of its latest report, Prosperity or Decline? Breaking Washington's Deadlock to Save America's Future

March 19, 2010, C-SPAN
C-SPAN video coverage from the rollout event located at the National Press Club.
To download the publication, click here.
 

USA Today quotes Center President David Abshire about Historic Healthcare Vote

USA Today quotes Center President David Abshire about Historic Healthcare Vote

March 22, 2010, USA Today
In a USA Today cover story about the historic healthcare vote on Capitol Hill, CSPC President David Abshire talks about what a defeat on healthcare would do to the Obama presidency and the U.S. image abroad.


 

Prosperity or Decline? Breaking Washington's Deadlock to Save America's Future

Prosperity_or_Decline_coverThe Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) has completed the Strengthening America’s Future Initiative (SAFI), a comprehensive study to identify the critical challenges that face the United States, and to develop a roadmap for regaining our strategic and financial freedom of action, unity at home and standing abroad. At a time of deep division and dysfunction in Washington, our nonpartisan Steering Committee of prominent experts and highly specialized Issue Teams worked together to developed prioritized recommendations within a conceptual framework to address our nation’s most pressing challenges.

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Event Notice: Prosperity or Decline? Saving America's Future

Prosperity or Decline? Breaking Washington’s Deadlock To Save America’s Future


In a discussion moderated by Carl Cannon, The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) will roll out its report, “Prosperity or Decline? Breaking Washington’s Deadlock To Save America’s Future.” Two panels will provide a strategic blueprint for bridging the partisan divide in Washington and finding our path toward a sustainable future. Click here for more information.

When: March 19, 2010, 9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW • Washington, DC 20045

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Center President David Abshire Calls for Immediate NATO Renewal

On February 23, Center President and former NATO ambassador, David Abshire, participated in a high profile seminar on the future of NATO at the National Defense University. The event featured Secretary Gates, Secretary General Rasmussen, and a bevy of preeminent European and American security experts.  In a recent op-ed featured in the Christian Science Monitor, Ambassador Abshire explains why NATO needs immediate renewal, why NATO’s in house reform efforts have proven ineffective, and what needs to be done for such a renewal to take place.  To read the Christian Science Monitor article, click here.

 

 

CSPC President Dr. David Abshire speaks to the Chattanooga Rotary Club

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Last Thursday, CSPC President David Abshire spoke to the Chattanooga Rotary Club during a luncheon at their headquarters in downtown Chattanooga.  He was joined by University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Chancellor, Dr. Roger G. Brown.  In his speech, Dr. Abshire focused on President Obama’s leadership and his role as Commander-in-Chief, drawing parallels with President Abraham Lincoln’s decision-making during the Civil War and President Franklin Roosevelt’s leadership during the great depression and World War II.  He suggested that President Obama must use his considerable rhetorical skills to better communicate his goals to the public both at home and abroad, just as he did during his Nobel Peace Prize Speech this summer.  To read Dr. Abshire’s speech, click here .

Dr. Abshire Scans World Crises
March 6, 2010, The Chattanooga Free Press

 
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