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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

President Obama laid out the right vision—what will the anti-poverty movement do to help get us there?

January 25, 2013

The majority of citizens support progressive agenda items like cuts in defense spending and higher taxes on the very rich.

January 23, 2013

It makes no sense to suggest that a poor child could ever have “the same chance to succeed as anybody else.”

January 22, 2013

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow incorrectly stated that no protest permits were requested for President Obama’s second inauguration.

January 22, 2013

Obama’s second inaugural address laid out a new progressive vision. Now we must make it real.

January 21, 2013

Like FDR, Obama should use his second inaugural address to make the vital connection between election results and governing results.

January 20, 2013

Every evidence suggests, in the absence of the reforms proposed by Senators Jeff Merkley and Elizabeth Warren, any debate about meaningful gun-safety legislation will be preempted, any action obstructed.

January 18, 2013

Some members want to end this standoff over the debt ceiling—and all others. 

January 17, 2013

The attention showered on the NRA doesn’t match up with its actual political influence.

January 15, 2013

Cracking down on high-powered guns is not a progressive issue but rather a “sanity issue” that Obama should take on now.

January 15, 2013