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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.

Obama shouldn't tone down his rhetoric on contentious subjects like racial profiling and executive bonuses. In fact he should emulate politicians of the past who often went off script with stirring results.

President Obama brought the house down at the NAACP centennial celebration with yet another stirring speech on race. But if his deeds don't begin to match his words, he's going to have a lot of explaining to do.

Obama's speech in Ghana neglected to mention structural barriers to African prosperity.

Notwithstanding comparisons to FDR, BHO has proffered far less audacious proposals than we were led to expect.

Why is it easier to raise 3 million tweets for demonstrations in Iran than to twit about Obama's sellouts at home?

Silvio Berlusconi's meeting with Barack Obama today comes at a time when Italy's reckless ruler's grip on power may be slipping.

Blogs

One hunded seven congressional Democrats have signed a letter telling President Obama not to make the cut. Will they stand strong in opposition if he does?

April 8, 2013

The president's plans, which will come down hardest on working families, women, people of color and young Americans, are wrong economically and politically. 

April 5, 2013

We do know that a comprehensive immigration reform bill will soon surface. The trouble is, we don’t know what it will contain.

March 28, 2013

Can the Kenyan Marxist save America from demolecuralization? 

March 12, 2013

President Obama wined and dined Republicans to talk policy bargains. Who’s getting served?

March 8, 2013

Barack Obama’s group to mobilize grassroots support planned to rely on large donations. Is it possible to change a broken system from within?

March 7, 2013

How committed is the president to kicking big money out of politics?

February 25, 2013

There are 50 million Americans struggling with hunger—and with sequestration, things will get worse. 

February 22, 2013

The creator of Incident in East Baghdad is completing a documentary on excesses of the surveillance state.

February 19, 2013

A primary election for a vacant House seat in Illinois tests whether a Democrat with NRA ties can be a contender.

February 17, 2013