Obama's choice to give the invocation at his inauguration is a slap at progressives and a bow to the religious right.
We get it. He's pragmatic. But what does that mean--politically and philosophically?
Barack Obama's electoral victory is momentous but ethereal. Progress is eroded when not pushed forward--and there is still much yet to be done.
Nick Turse on a scandal that killed 11,000. Plus: Bob Dreyfuss, Patricia Williams and Frances Fox Piven on the nascent Obama policy agenda.
President-elect Obama speaks with 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft about the need to restore America's moral standing in the world.
Given a severe global economic crisis and the election of Barack Obama, the possibility of a serious discussion about a US exit strategy from the Afghan disaster hovers on the horizon.
The story of the plumber who helped deliver Indiana to Obama.
Obama's "Southern strategy" pays off.
How can a President Obama improve US relations with Russia if some of his closest advisors are unrepentant hawks from the cold war era?
The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel on the first 100 days of Obama's presidency and the future of US-Russia relations.