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Jesse Jackson's gaffe demonstrates that the days of being able to think out loud are over.

If Obama is lucky, he will continue to benefit from these energized, sophisticated activists who support his candidacy while they press his hand.

Barack Obama could put his entire candidacy at risk if his audacity on the war in Iraq continues to shrivel.

With little to lose and everything to gain, Obama has lifted high the cross. But are there invisible strings attached?

Barack Obama may yet become the reform President who rearranges power on behalf of the people. But he'll need to resist the brotherhood of cozy insiders.

If Obama's looking for a right-of-center running-mate, Hillary's the best option out there.

Why is Barack Obama courting right-wing groups like AIPAC and steering clear of the American Jewish left and center?

When it comes to American Empire, Obama's change is parsed as running the planet with greater efficiency.

Obama calls for direct dialogue and new trade deals with Latin America, but continued counterinsurgency in Columbia, tensions with Venezuela.

Judging by their voting patterns in the primaries, crossover Republicans may swing the presidential election for Barack Obama.

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Obama pledged to deliver "Medicare for all," should he have stuck with that?

February 2, 2011

Obama must stand up and fight for the safety net. 

February 2, 2011

A response to Robert Dreyfuss, Reed on the facts behind the State of the Union Address and reader mail.

January 28, 2011

The American public will see the value of Obama's messages as Democrats and Republicans work out the details.

January 27, 2011

The president's adviser offered few specifics of how the president planned to make promised new investments while observing a five-year domestic spending freeze.

January 27, 2011

In the State of the Union speech, Barack Obama did get applause for saying that the US stands with the people of Tunisia. Now, he didn't mention the two decades of support the US had given the dictatorship.
 

January 26, 2011

Obama's strong defense of Social Security is a win for progressives, who campaigned to preserve New Deal safety net. But this was neither a progressive nor a conservative speech; it was old-school centrist from start to finish.

January 26, 2011

Obama will deliver his take on the State of the Union tonight, and while Congress has bickered about bipartisan seating, it doesn't matter where anyone sits because the profiteers who define what’s possible in our politics have already barred any serious solution to what ails us.

January 25, 2011

President Obama is going to have a good night. His speech will be a success. But what about the policies? Will he signal a right turn with an eye toward the 2012 election or do what's right for the country in 2011?

January 25, 2011

Senator Bernie Sanders and progressive groups are urging the president to avoid any talk of cutting Social Security. Instead, Sanders says, he should use the SOTU to "stand by your campaign promises to strengthen Social Security."

January 24, 2011