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The uproar over intemperate remarks by Obama's former pastor reveals all that's repellant in our national discourse over race, religion and politics.

How Saul Alinsky would plan Obama's inauguration, and his government.

What issues matter to Ohio's blue-collar voters? JoAnn Wypijewski reports from the campaign trail.

He should denounce the attacks themselves as racist propaganda.

Obama can take the rhetorical high road, but he should have some mean stokers in the engine room.

He calls private security forces "unaccountable" but may use them in Iraq. Meanwhile, Clinton wants to ban them. UPDATED

Barack Obama has hastened his timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq, setting the stage for an election battle with John McCain and the forces of neoconservatism.

Voters drawn to Barack Obama are often criticized as naive. But appeals to our collective hope for a more decent society are core to the American experience.

All of us, of whatever race, want a fresh start. That's what "change" means right now: Get us out of here!

The depth and substance of Obama's youth phenomenon has yet to be tested.

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Obama did do something of potentially great significance today: open the door for Congress to make the big changes that he won’t. 

January 17, 2014

Obama is right to address concerns about intelligence gathering. But that's not enough to restore privacy protection.

January 17, 2014

A transcript of the president's speech on national security and intelligence reforms

January 17, 2014

Obama’s Review Group is about to join a federal judge in blasting the NSA’s data collection overreach, it appears.

December 17, 2013

How do the two trailblazers compare?

December 11, 2013

I wanted a president who believed in the same issues that I did. Yet for many of us, what came after Obama’s campaign was a string of broken promises. 

December 11, 2013

While Obama described his vision for an economy defined by mobility, Senator Debbie Stabenow cut a deal for at least another $8 billion in food stamp cuts. 

December 6, 2013

In a speech Wednesday, the President said economic inequality will be "the defining challenge" of his remaining time in office. 

December 4, 2013

FDR took on ”greed and selfishness and striving for undue riches.”

November 27, 2013

President Obama, aka Middle-Man, is having a rough month.

November 25, 2013