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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.
The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat.
In his recent speech, the president offered an unbridled defense of the surveillance state.
With a historic deal in Iran, the Obama administration is one step closer to fulfilling its peacekeeping promise.
The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.
The dream of an environmental president seems to be fading away.
A blueprint for the Barack Obama presidential library.