Obama's approach is insistently charitable. He assumes decency and good faith on the part of those who disagree with him. And he wants to hear what they have to say.-- from The Obama I know by Cass Sunstein.
Sunstein and the philosopher Martha Nussbaum are an item [on a list topped by these two]...not that who somebody is married to should colour one's judgment, of course.
(I saw this article in a link by Andrew Sullivan.)