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New Yorker editor and staff writer Hendrik Hertzberg, novelist Walter Mosley, Faye Wattleton and Miles Rappaport on Obama's first 100 days and the next 900.

Listen to full audio of The Nation's spirited Washington DC forum, "Obama @ 100: A Progress Report from The Nation."

The Nation's editor and publisher discusses the successes and blemishes on Obama's record over the course of his first 100 days.

Jon Stewart reviews the commentary of the right wingnuts who are
speaking 'crazy to power' and explains the difference between tyranny and losing.

President Obama cracked the White House door for citizens on Thursday, and some of their questions were still bubbling up long after the first virtual town hall ended.

Sending 17,000 or 21,000 more US troops to Afghanistan will not protect Americans against Al Qaeda attacks

Communist McCarthyism!? The right-wing makes less sense than usual with its Obama insults.

Nation columnist Patricia Williams discusses the symbolism of Obama's election as captured by The Nation's historic cover.

Obama's address to Congress was a gift to a dispirited nation. Now the hard work begins to transform vision to reality--but how can we do it by waging another war?

Blogs

There are no geographic boundaries in Obama’s proposed AUMF, and ISIL “affiliates” are popping up everywhere.

February 20, 2015

Inking a deal with Iran soon would box the Israeli Prime Minister into denouncing a major foreign policy achievement.

February 11, 2015

If he doesn't read the writing on the bank notes, the president will be remembered as “Wrong-Way Obama.”

February 9, 2015

The mission isn't “over”… it’s just been reassigned.

February 4, 2015

Ashton Carter will tell the Senate Wednesday he would recommend more troops if conditions “degrade.”

February 4, 2015

GOP megadonor Paul Singer and Hillary Clinton booster Richard Perry have more in common than you’d think.

February 3, 2015

In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.

January 21, 2015

The president’s request for a quick trade deal was met with silence.

January 21, 2015

More than a wish list, he offers a framework for 2015 legislative fights and the 2016 campaign.

January 20, 2015

The new senator from Iowa credits the billionaires and their allies: they “really started my trajectory.”

January 20, 2015