Nation Topics - Barack Obama
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The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.
Awaiting a Keystone decision, environmentalists make a historic vow to engage in mass civil disobedience.
The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn talks with The Nation's Bryce Covert and George Zornick about what Obama can—and should—tackle in his second term.
There are many measures the president could take to restore civil liberties—if he wanted to.
From Cuba to climate change to criminal justice, progressives must push the president to act—and forge a better future.
Nation readers provided good ideas—and a bit of wariness—when asked how Obamas should use his presidential authority.
In his second inaugural address, the president stood for collective action, solidarity, social justice. Now let’s make him act on it.
President Obama’s symbolic recognition of minorities isn’t a substitute for policy, but it does matter.
Cases like that of Weldon Angelos, who was given a fifty-five-year sentence for selling marijuana, cry out for mercy. But calls for clemency have fallen on deaf ears.
Twenty twelve was the hottest year on record—and far past time for the president to lead on climate change.