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January 18, 2010
John Nichols
John Nichols

If Haitians are ever going to recover from the crisis caused by the massive earthquake that very nearly leveled the capital city of Port-au-Prince, they are going to need nurses.

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January 17, 2010
Melissa Harris-Perry

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for the presidency on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's historic "I have a dream" speech. He was inaugurated the day after our national holiday celebrating the life and accomplishments of Dr. King. Many asked if Obama's presidency was the realization of King's dream. Cultural products, from t-shirts to YouTube videos, linked Obama's election to King's legacy.

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January 17, 2010
John Nichols
John Nichols

A suddenly populist Barack Obama tore into the Republicans for siding with banks rather than consumers and taxpayers Sunday in Boston, hoping that his fiery rhetoric would revive the candidacy of embattled Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley.

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January 17, 2010
John Nichols
John Nichols

Barack Obama has responded to the devastating earthquake in Haiti with precisely the combination of dignity and determination that Americans--who were so frustrated by the disengagement of former President George Bush after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2006--expected when they elected him.

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January 15, 2010
Richard Kim
Richard Kim

Since a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti on Tuesday--killing tens of thousands of people--there's been a lot of well-intentioned chatter and twitter about how to help Haiti. 

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January 15, 2010
Dave Zirin
Dave Zirin

Olden Polynice played center in the NBA for 15 seasons. During that time, he distinguished himself as more than a hardnosed rebounder. He was the most visible Haitian athlete in the history of the United States.

 

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January 15, 2010
John Nichols
John Nichols

Barack Obama heads to Massachusetts to face a challenge of epic proportions: He must renew the campaign of the Democrat whose victory or defeat will determine whether the president's party will maintain it's 60-seat majority in the Senate.

The question is whether Obama is "fired up and ready to go."

Is he ready to speak and act in a manner that energizes the Democratic base as he did in 2007 and 2008 when, at points when his presidential campaign was struggling, he renewed its vigor and promise with the "fired up!" call?

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January 15, 2010
Laura Flanders
Laura Flanders

"Things to Remember While Helping Haiti."

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January 15, 2010
Katrina vanden Heuvel

This is our first "Around the Nation" of 2010 and I'm still playing withthe format. This week I thought I'd try breaking the feature up intoclearer sections. Let me know what you think.

 

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