West also moderated a discussion with former White House speech writer Terry Edmonds and Brookings senior fellow emeritus Stephen Hess, a longtime student of presidential transitions and author of the new transition workbook, What Do We Do Now? (Brookings Institution Press, 2008). Two former White House chiefs of staff, Ken Duberstein and Leon Panetta, offered their thoughts on the election results and the policy environment facing the president-elect. Brookings President Strobe Talbott provided introductory remarks.
Memo to the President: Lead With Confidence
Grading the Election Theories
The Real Mandate Is to Bridge the Wealth Gap
What Obama Could Learn From Reagan
Assorted on transition