Ira Stoll: What Obama Could Learn on Martha's Vineyard If He Got Off the Golf Course


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President Obama is on Martha's Vineyard this week and next for his annual non-presidential-election-year summer vacation. If the pattern of past years holds, he'll spend most of his time either holed up in his rental house or out golfing. That's too bad, writes Ira Stoll, because if Obama actually explored Martha's Vineyard with his eyes open, he could get a real education in some of the policy issues that his administration and the country as a whole are struggling to deal with.