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Did the president deserve to win the Nobel Peace Prize? No, of course not. But he still has a chance to earn it.

Just because the United States is trying to be a global team player again doesn't mean the game gets better rules.

People shouldn't take Peace Prizes too seriously except under those rare circumstances when a prize committee somewhere gets it right.

Marginal extremist voices are amplified by the right-wing echo chamber.

Obama faces a presidency-defining choice: will he escalate in Afghanistan, or plot a new course?

Mr. President, don't derail your presidency by bungling Afghanistan.

President Obama should follow the model of the incredibly successful Reagan revolution and heed the political base that made his presidency possible.

The Nation's Ari Melber defends Obama's recent media blitz, arguing that he can inform the public about what he stands for and helps maintain a healthy democracy.

"Birthers'" claims shift, but their essence is always the same: Barack Obama has no right to be president.

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By flip-flopping on a key campaign pledge to end tax cuts for the wealthy, Obama will only embolden Republicans and deflate an already restless Democratic base.

December 6, 2010

Candidate Barack Obama promised to defend net neutrality. But President Obama's FCC chair is not doing that. It's time for some digital activism to defend digital democracy.

December 1, 2010

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Byron York and Ron Elving on The Diane Rehm Show to examine Obama's meeting with Republicans and the possibility of an across-the-aisle political coalition.

December 1, 2010

 Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower set an activist standard with their Thanksgiving Proclamations. Obama should emulate it.

November 25, 2010

Two words: Michael Bloomberg.

November 22, 2010

According to Ari Berman, Obama has failed to connect with the grassroots organizers that helped get him into office, and the results of this misstep can be clearly seen in the outcomes of the 2010 midterms.

November 17, 2010

According to the Center for American Progress, the president has the power to use executive orders, rulemaking and diplomacy to further a progressive agenda without ever consulting Congress.

November 16, 2010

LTC Bob on pan-European military convention and a reader responds to Alterman's attack on Rahm Emanuel.

November 5, 2010

It needn’t take a primary challenge for Obama to recognize that he can no longer take his base for granted.

November 4, 2010

A top former Obama adviser explains how the president moved from a transformational leader to a transactional one.

October 19, 2010