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Can the entire narrative of the last few months of the Democratic nomination fight be found in the second Star Wars film?

As far as Hillary Clinton is concerned, if you disagree with her gas tax plan, you're an elitist.

Shelby Steele's book on Barack Obama, an outdated critique of identity politics, misses the candidate's essential power.

A conversation with Andrew Bacevich about what conservatives and progressives can hope for in the post-Bush era.

We'd expect Fox News to cover Barack Obama unfairly, but who knew the so-called "liberal media" would follow their lead so often?

Democratic activism and Obama's campaign have turned Doylestown, Pennsylvania, from solid red to purple--maybe even blue.

Can Barack Obama get racially mixed communities in Pennsylvania's small towns to bowl together?

If Obama's remarks on poor white voters were gauche, the responses they elicited have been galling.

He's not a real fighter. He's too pretty and doesn't want to get his looks messed up.

The future has arrived: progressives can make a difference to ensure Barack Obama is our next President.

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Highlights from The Nation's coverage of the State of the Union Address.

February 17, 2013

How progressive was Obama’s State of the Union address? Nation editor-in-chief Katrina vanden Heuvel breaks down the president’s speech on The Brian Lehrer Show.

February 13, 2013

What didn't Obama say about immigration in his State of the Union address? The Nation’s Aura Bogado breaks it down at Democracy Now!

February 13, 2013

In his State of the Union address, the president reminded us that “deficit reduction is not an economic plan.” Will he be able to hold off the austerity-mongerers?

February 13, 2013

Labor welcomed the proposal, but what it means for tipped workers remains unclear.

February 13, 2013

Some undocumented immigrants expected more on immigration from Obama’s State of the Nation speech. 

February 13, 2013

The emotional highpoint of a bold and progressive speech was a demand that Congress address gun violence.

February 13, 2013

The president should rip Republican proposals to cut essential programs. But he should also spell out an investment agenda.

February 11, 2013

Members of the party of a sitting president have a higher responsibility to raise constitutional concerns about drone policy.

February 10, 2013

One picture might just speak a thousand words about Obama's balance stance on gun safety.

February 4, 2013