With President Bush’s approval rating hovering in the 30s, just about everyone has an opinion on what he has done wrong in the past seven years. But not everyone can explain what the next president must do to fix it. So we’ve called in some experts to tell us. Fixing It is a 10-part series that was published over the course of the week by some of our favorite writers, offering detailed policy prescriptions for the next president, whoever that may be, on how to quickly undo some of the damage that’s been wrought. One of our contributors wryly describes the series as “News You Can Use. If You Happen To Be President.”
“The Economy:Rethink taxes, revisit the home-mortgage deduction, regulate the investment banks and hedge funds,” by Daniel Gross. Posted on April 4, 2008.
“ Fiscal Policy: Fully account for the budget, stick to the budget, and work with the other party,” by Jason Furman. Posted on April 4, 2008.
“ Health Care Policy: Do it first, don’t write a bill, and let someone else take the credit,” by Ezra Klein. Posted on April 3, 2008.
“The Environment:Refocusing on the environmental crisis,” by Emily Bazelon. Posted on April 3, 2008.
“The Presidency:End the war on terror as a legal paradigm, abolish military commissions, and restore FISA,” by Bruce Fein. Posted on April 2, 2008.
“The Laws in Wartime: Boost trust, close Guantanamo, and establish a national security court,” by Jack Goldsmith. Posted on April 2, 2008.
“Education:Fixing education policy,”by Jim Ryan. Posted on April 1, 2008.
“ Tech Policy: Jump-starting our tech policy,” by Tim Wu. Posted on April 1, 2008.
“Foreign Policy:What it will take to heal U.S. diplomacy,” by Fred Kaplan. Posted on March 31, 2008.
“The Military: How to fix the U.S. military,” by Phillip Carter and Fred Kaplan. Posted on March 31, 2008.