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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.
In the wake of a charismatic speech, it's clear that a substantial majority of the world's 1.5 billion Muslims are rooting for him.