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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

A year and a half after Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, the Federal Reserve still refuses to block the Capitol One mergers.

February 15, 2012

President Obama's endorsement of super-PAC money may be the only way to roll back Citizens United.

February 14, 2012

With the president’s poll numbers improving and the economy picking up, the former DNC chair likes his party’s chances in the fall.

February 14, 2012

After three years of griping about slow growth, the GOP’'s Budget Committee chair is suddenly fretting about too much growth.

February 3, 2012

Eric on altercations with Bill O'Reilly, a chance meeting with The Boss, and the regular alter-reviews. Reed points out the many holes and contradictions in Candidate Romney's foreign policy.

February 2, 2012

Eric reviews The Philanderer, Kevin Spacey in Richard III, the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and some classics finally available on blu ray. Reed casts his critical eye over Washington's latest "fly on the wall" tale.

January 27, 2012

From drop-outs to teachers, dId the president’s State of the Union school reform proposals make any sense?

January 25, 2012

 A new book puts a human face on the Obama presidency and shows just how influential Michelle Obama really is.  

January 11, 2012

2012 needs to be about what comes next, not just who comes next.

December 20, 2011

Health Care Not Warfare campaigners propose a Democratic Caucus alternative to Obama: an uncommitted slate. Others urge caucus goers from both parties to reject current contenders and go uncommitted.

December 20, 2011