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With the US set to remain in Afghanistan until 2014, the war has taken on a life of its own, disconnected from any strategic goal.

Obama's flawed tax compromise is just the latest result of the Democrats' failure to clearly explain their vision for this country's economic future.

Educating Americans about this administration's healthcare successes is easier than Obama thinks.

For Kim and Reed, Obama's caving to Republican pressure on extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans was a defeat, even if it resulted in some good results for progressives. But if the Democrats are compromising their values now, how does this bode for upcoming legislative battles?

Will the tax deal result in Keynes-style stimulus? Washington Editor Christopher Hayes and Tyler Cowen, an economics professor at George Mason University, break down Keynesianism and what it says about Obama's tax cuts deal.

The Nation's Sasha Abramsky and Obama's Drug Czar, Gil Kerlikowske, speak at length about the administration's drug reform agenda.

On October 1, just one month before Californians voted on Proposition 19, Sasha Abramsky spoke by phone with Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, about prospects for drug reform in America.

The administration is promoting failed law enforcement programs as economic stimulus.

Obama got the Republicans to agree to an extension of unemployment insurance and a tax credit for low-income workers. As a progressive economist, I'm defending his deal.

For Berman, Obama's grassroots victory in 2008 built heavily on the fifty-state electoral strategy which Howard Dean pursued as DNC chairman. But in a political climate far different than the one that brought Obama to power, how can the Democrats harness this enthusiasm once again?

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Immigrants and allies rallied in more than a dozen US cities on Thursday to ask President Obama to use his executive authority to stop deportations of undocumented workers and their families.

August 28, 2014

Undocumented immigrants and their advocates are concerned that the president’s orders will be far more limited than the hype suggests—and they’re trying to raise the bar for what aggressive action really means.

August 21, 2014

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Morning Joe to discuss how Washington’s recent policy polls reflect American sentiments on the government’s role in leading the country in the wrong direction.

August 6, 2014

A surprise announcement planned for after Labor Day could stop millions of deportations.

August 6, 2014

Republicans are suing the president for doing what presidents do.

August 5, 2014

It isn't just a coincidence that the entire world seems to be at war at once. President Obama needs an army—of diplomats. 

July 21, 2014

Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009

July 10, 2014

While Obama has begun to act on what the country needs, Republican obstruction refuses to pass bills and solve problems.

July 9, 2014

Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?

July 2, 2014