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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.

Blogs

Without a president who will stand up for the ideals he ran on, even as he seeks resolution, the progressive worldview becomes muted, and the conservative worldview validated.

December 15, 2010

Readers respond to Obama's controversial tax cut compromise.

December 10, 2010

Reed talks media and Obama's tax cut compromise, and argues that the best political route doesn't always cut straight down the middle of the road.

December 9, 2010

The president said many objectionable things in selling his tax- cut plan, but his assertions about America's history of compromising was too much to stomach.

December 8, 2010

Reaction from Obama supporters shows strong opposition to the president's tax cut deal with the GOP.

December 8, 2010

Obama must realize he's fighting about more than tax cuts. It's a defining battle and he can win, if he'd just join it.

December 6, 2010

By flip-flopping on a key campaign pledge to end tax cuts for the wealthy, Obama will only embolden Republicans and deflate an already restless Democratic base.

December 6, 2010

Candidate Barack Obama promised to defend net neutrality. But President Obama's FCC chair is not doing that. It's time for some digital activism to defend digital democracy.

December 1, 2010

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Byron York and Ron Elving on The Diane Rehm Show to examine Obama's meeting with Republicans and the possibility of an across-the-aisle political coalition.

December 1, 2010

 Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower set an activist standard with their Thanksgiving Proclamations. Obama should emulate it.

November 25, 2010