Nation Topics - Barack Obama
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Obama faces a presidency-defining choice: will he escalate in Afghanistan, or plot a new course?
Why the sudden disclosure of a secret uranium enrichment facility in Iran?
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.
A president has only so much capital to expend, and Barack Obama is dangerously overdrawn.
The president's healthcare speech was not a full-fledged antidote to decades of Reaganism. But it was an eloquent call for a new progressive role for government. We must build on it.
Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, talks about Obama, healthcare reform and the coming anniversary of the economic collapse.
If Obama and his progressive allies hope to defeat the latest assault on federal power, they will need to go beyond his artful ambivalence.