| President Barack Obama faces huge challenges as he takes office. But he's got one asset that is rarely mentioned. Large majorities of Americans agree on some of the most important issues of the day, from health care to foreign policy. “Ten Policies for a Better America” shows an agenda a majority supports—whether we vote red, blue, or some other political color. |
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Oppose torture and support following the Geneva Conventions.
Say the U.S. should not play the role of global police.
Say the U.N. should be strengthened.
Favor abolishing nuclear weapons, with verification. 80% favor banning weapons in space.
Say that the U.S. should not initiate military action without support from allies.
| The era of the U.S. as sole superpower is drawing to a close. But what our role transforms into, and how peacefully we make the transition is largely up to us, the citizens of the U.S. These articles provide some hopeful paths forward: |
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|Sarah van Gelder wrote this article as part of Purple America, the Fall 2008 issue of YES! Magazine. Research by Noah Grant. Sarah is executive editor and Noah is editorial assistant at YES! Magazine.|