"Obama is a Reliable Epistemic Agent"; from Analytic Politics.org ("Meta-Politics-Philosophical Analysis-Analytic Rigor") and the link to the post: http://www.analyticpolitics.org/2008/10/obama-is-reliable-epistemic-agent.html
This is a superbly crafted essay, and an analysis which reveals Barack Obama to be vigorous and profoundly solid as a poltical agent. Bravo to its author!
Some quotes from the essay:
"Obama is a Reliable Epistemic Agent" ( Some reasons:)
~"[He] demonstrated prescience . . . with respect to the initiation of the war in Iraq. . . "
~[Promotes] a more diversified and nucanced approach to. . . foreign affairs."
~"deploys shrewd judgement and deft distinctions between sound policy and gimmicky politics"
~"[his] intellctual efforts consistently yield true results."