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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.

Blogs

A watered-down version of an energy bill is being published today—but Obama can effect clean changes simply by changing the types of products that the federal government buys.

July 27, 2010

The futility and frustration illustrated in the WikiLeaks documents should provide a wide opening for a much-needed discussion on the human and financial costs of war in Afghanistan that far outstrip any conceivable security benefits.

July 27, 2010

When the balance between the powerful and the powerless gets this big what we need isn't sucking up (or standing back), it's standing tough.

July 15, 2010

Eric Alterman asks, should Americans be proud of what Obama has done so far, or has he succeeded only in passing weak reforms?

July 13, 2010

Obama needs to win the deficit vs. investment battle in order to stop joblessness from leaving deep scars in our country, Katrina vanden Heuvel tells Fareed Zakaria.

June 28, 2010

Some pointers for the president's meeting with King Abdullah.

June 28, 2010

The Nation's D.C. Editor guest-hosts MSNBC's The Ed Show starting tonight at 6PM. 

June 28, 2010

Here we are again, if a general and a president are at odds—it must be a manhood-measuring contest.

June 24, 2010

More than six months after the implementation of McChrystal's strategy, it's clear that the policies Obama endorsed in Afghanistan are failing on all fronts.

June 23, 2010

The progressive groups that unsuccessfully backed Bill Halter in Arkansas scored a victory with Elaine Marshall in North Carolina Tuesday night.

June 22, 2010