Nation Topics - Barack Obama
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The “We’re Number One!” attitude is a disease eating at the very root of our principles.
More than a wish list, he offers a framework for 2015 legislative fights and the 2016 campaign.
The president’s plan to make two years of community college free for some students could solve some of higher education’s most intractable problems.
The president knows US policy has been a failure. Here’s how he can make a breakthrough, in the little time he has left.
“Don't do stupid stuff”—his shorthand for avoiding unnecessary entanglements—actually has deep roots in US strategic thinking.
Black girls face daunting odds, too. Why does My Brother’s Keeper neglect their struggles?
Obama takes himself to be something like a benevolent monarch—a king in a mixed constitutional system, where the duties of the crown are largely ceremonial.
On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”
Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.