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Drought in the midwest

Twenty twelve was the hottest year on record—and far past time for the president to lead on climate change.

John Kerry

Here are just a few things the Foreign Relations Committee should be asking Obama’s nominee for secretary of state.

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What remains of the initial Obama drive to reach out to Iran with an “engagement that is honed and grounded in mutual respect”?

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How did a community organizer and a constitutional law professor become an extrajudicial, drone-happy president? 

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As the infrastructure of many U.S. cities crumbles, the Pentagon continues to pump over a billion dollars into military bases throughout the Middle East. 

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In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

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We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Allen Duncan, homeless and unemployed, sleeps on a sidewalk

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

A vote for Obama in a swing state is a no-brainer, because, on a host of issues, there is a vast partisan difference that should not be ignored.

Blogs

According to Ari Berman, Obama has failed to connect with the grassroots organizers that helped get him into office, and the results of this misstep can be clearly seen in the outcomes of the 2010 midterms.

November 17, 2010

According to the Center for American Progress, the president has the power to use executive orders, rulemaking and diplomacy to further a progressive agenda without ever consulting Congress.

November 16, 2010

LTC Bob on pan-European military convention and a reader responds to Alterman's attack on Rahm Emanuel.

November 5, 2010

It needn’t take a primary challenge for Obama to recognize that he can no longer take his base for granted.

November 4, 2010

A top former Obama adviser explains how the president moved from a transformational leader to a transactional one.

October 19, 2010

One of Obama's most famous fans reemerges for the midterms, but at a careful distance.

October 12, 2010

It would be a mistake for President Obama to lurch toward the center in an attempt to regain his electoral footing.

October 6, 2010

Instead of installing another Washington insider in a top position, Obama should look for someone with credibility among the party's grassroots base.

October 4, 2010

It seems odd to quote Bill Clinton when it's Obama's recycling of Clintonite politicians that has helped get us into this mess, but there it is. "It's the economy, stupid."

September 30, 2010

Rahm's depature affords Obama a perfect opportunity to reconnect with his grassroots base.

September 30, 2010