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A democratic Middle East makes America more safe, says Nation contributor Melissa Harris-Perry.

Voters

Obama's inauguration broke racial barriers, but today most black Americans are worse off than before.

Princeton Professor Cornel West says the president has failed to deliver to the constituencies that voted him into office, The Nation's Melissa Hariss-Perry says that criticism is too vague.

To launch his reelection bid, the president took up a longstanding American tradition: extrajudicial political assassinations.

Barack Obama

As a black man, Obama's confident knowledge of his lineage is precisely the thing that makes his American identity dubious.

Why indeed is Bradley Manning the one behind bars and not the government officials who kept hidden unpleasant truths about this nation’s policies?

Will he risk multiple military quagmires or campaign on a pledge to pull troops out of Afghanistan and Pakistan and drones out of Pakistan and Libya?

If the GOP has their way in the budget battles, they'll force a childish and unproductive government shutdown.

If Obama's campaign manager has a bad history with the very constituents that elected the president, how will that shape 2012?

Jim Messina, Obama's Enforcer

The president's re-election campaign manager has alienated grassroots constituencies.

Blogs

Left for dead after the 2010 elections, Barack Obama is now the media's new comeback kid. But let's wait and see what that "comeback" actually entails.

December 21, 2010

 Lincoln didn't start out as the Great Emancipator. If Obama follows his lead, maybe he can still give us real change.

December 20, 2010

Did the press do a fair job covering Obama's tax deal compromise? What does the tax deal really mean for America?

December 20, 2010

The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", a food safety bill, the tax compromise: How has a Congress that took significant hits during the midterm election managed to get so much done?

December 20, 2010

As Washington cheers Obama's tax deal, a former campaign aide goes public with criticism that Obama is marginalizing his supporter network and endangering his re-election.

December 17, 2010

Without a president who will stand up for the ideals he ran on, even as he seeks resolution, the progressive worldview becomes muted, and the conservative worldview validated.

December 15, 2010

Readers respond to Obama's controversial tax cut compromise.

December 10, 2010

Reed talks media and Obama's tax cut compromise, and argues that the best political route doesn't always cut straight down the middle of the road.

December 9, 2010

The president said many objectionable things in selling his tax- cut plan, but his assertions about America's history of compromising was too much to stomach.

December 8, 2010

Reaction from Obama supporters shows strong opposition to the president's tax cut deal with the GOP.

December 8, 2010