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President Obama

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. 

President Obama

On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”

State of the Union

Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.

Flags

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

NSA speech

In his recent speech, the president offered an unbridled defense of the surveillance state.

Obama nobel prize

With a historic deal in Iran, the Obama administration is one step closer to fulfilling its peacekeeping promise.

Healthcare.gov

The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.

Demonstrators march against the Keystone XL Pipeline outside the White House. (A

The dream of an environmental president seems to be fading away.

A blueprint for the Barack Obama presidential library.

Blogs

Twitter messages are bubbling up to the President.

September 10, 2012

A sweeping new “Trans-Pacific Partnership” agreement is being negotiated in or name but without our informed consent. Obama should remove the cloak of secrecy.

September 9, 2012

Obama promised a million new industrial jobs if he is re-elected. That's smart politics. But he should be listening to fellow Democrats who back fair trade and serious industrial policies.

September 6, 2012

One of the most powerful, and most powerfully-received speeches of the DNC was that of Sister Simone Campbell, one of the "Nuns on the Bus."

September 6, 2012

Republicans did not want to mention their former president in Tampa. But in Charlotte Democrats followed their former president’s lead. And it could take them all the way in November.

September 6, 2012

In farm country, Paul Ryan won’t talk farm issues. Why? His budget is a direct assault on the rural Americans who decide how battleground states vote.

August 15, 2012

Who died and made America boss?

August 14, 2012

Now is the time for President Obama to affirm the Jeffersonian ideal that no American “should suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief.”

August 6, 2012

Why is the Obama campaign investing in an unprecedented program to merge its field and technology programs?

July 31, 2012

Mitt’s campaign is attacking the president for defense spending cuts that his own party voted for in Congress.

July 26, 2012