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Keystone XL pipeline protests

Obama doesn’t have much time left to convince environmental activists that he’s worth their sweat and sacrifices in the next election.

World Trade Center towers

In the aftermath of that terrible day, we had a chance to build our politics around social solidarity. Instead, George W. Bush led the charge to a politics of fear.

Is it too soon to speak of the Bush-Obama presidency? A look at Obama's perpetuation of Bush's economic and national security policies. 

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Obama must stop searching for common ground—and start defining higher ground.

Why has Obama been cautious in arguing for what’s right? Westen misses the profound impact of race-based attacks on the president.

After years of unnecessary spending and tax cuts, Republican politicians are finally complaining about unfathomable amounts of debt.

Keystone XL protest

It's yes or no for a climate-killing oil pipeline slated to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico—and Obama gets to make the call.

How can Obama recapture the momentum of 2008? The Nation's Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the president's re-election strategies and how this season's quickly-changing dynamics will shape the race.

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It's too late for Obama to turn around the economy. But to win re-election, he better expose what Republican plans to cut spending will really do.

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Why my disagreement with Cornel West about Obama's presidency generated so much excitement.

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&qlduo;We need a treasury secretary who is prepared to stand up to corporate America and their powerful lobbyists and fight for policies that protect the working families in our country. I do not believe Mr. Lew is that person.”

January 11, 2013

With the public approval of the NRA falling, Biden and Obama must push forward on gun control now.

January 10, 2013

Obama’s defense secretary nominee will likely be confirmed, despite Republican obstructionism

January 8, 2013

Refusing to raise the debt ceiling will lead to an economic meltdown—and put Americans out of work.

January 8, 2013

Arguments will be made for Obama’s Defense pick. But Hagel’s vote to authorize Bush and Cheney to attack Iraq should raise eyebrows—and questions.

January 7, 2013

Cutting benefits goes against the Democratic Party's most powerful political claim: That it defends Social Security—no matter who is attacking.

December 19, 2012

Why does the Electoral College have the final say? It’s time to put voters in charge of choosing our president. 

December 17, 2012

Republican war hawks are pressing for military engagement in Syria. Here’s hoping the president ignores them.

December 13, 2012

The election is over, but President Obama is already tapping his campaign e-mail list to press Republcans into a tax retreat.

December 10, 2012

Anything that Obama does will make it worse.

December 10, 2012