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Drew Westen, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Emory University, founder of Westen Strategies, and author of "The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation."

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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 20, 2011
The Three Wings of the Republican Party The Democrats are at a crossroads. They can continue to populate the third wing of the Republican Party, fundamentally accepting the premises of Reagan's narrative destroying their connection to the majority of Americans who simply want their interests & values represented.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 8, 2010
Could We Have Predicted What Happened Last Tuesday? The Professor revisits his popular postmortem of the recent election written a year ago. Like the election we just endured, it's not pretty.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 31, 2010
What Created the Populist Explosion and How Democrats Can Avoid the Shrapnel in November Republicans are counting on broad public rage to reestablish policies that played a primary role in creating it.Democrats need to focus the blame where it belongs & move forward on fixing the damage Republicans have caused. Here's how.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Obama Finally Gets His Victory For Bipartisanship The White House has squandered the greatest opportunity to change both the country and the political landscape since Ronald Reagan. With all its efforts to tack to the center, the White House missed the point. The issue isn't about right or left. It's about whose side you're on. In Massachusetts, the voters believe they know. It's now up to the President and his party to convince the American people otherwise.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2009
All The President's Values
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2009
Change We Can Believe In Feelings toward the administration by those who elected it.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 30, 2009
Obama's Impressive Beginnings as an Honest Broker in the Middle East The psychology of perspective-taking where perspective is hard to find
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Difficult Dilemma in Word and Deed: Costs and Benefits of Bipartisan Rhetoric in Resuscitating an Ailing Economy The challenges facing Barack Obama are so numerous as to cause vertigo. Fixing the economy will provide perhaps the deepest challenge, and his greatest opportunity.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 17, 2008
Lessons Learned from the Election of 2008: Looking Back and Looking Forward As the dust settles from the remarkable election of 2008 and the Obama transition is in full tilt, it is worth taking stock of lessons learned so they can inform not only campaigns that follow but the way Democrats and progressives pursue their legislative agendas.

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