Nation Topics - Barack Obama
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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.
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.
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.
Why my disagreement with Cornel West about Obama's presidency generated so much excitement.
A democratic Middle East makes America more safe, says Nation contributor Melissa Harris-Perry.
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.