Nation Topics - Barack Obama
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He offers the best chance to redefine the center of American politics and forge a new progressive majority.
Here's why Obama is the left's best chance to take back the country.
Ted Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama sheds some needed light on Hillary's hawkishness and the real differences between the candidates.
With a veritable Mount Rushmore of Kennedy faces arrayed behind him, Barack Obama received powerful symbolic and political support from the icons of the liberal establishment.
The movement he's inspired holds the promise of a new cycle of activism, reform and fresh thinking. So I will support him through the inevitable storms ahead.
Before we can talk sensibly about transcending difference, we must first transform the conditions that give these differences meaning.
It's like one big family squabble among feminists, activists and post-civil-rights-era voters.
He should stiffen his meager bailout plan and call for a moratorium on foreclosures and serious government intervention.
The Clintons cannot compete with the enthusiasm Obama sets off so they are trying to destroy it. They just may succeed--but at an awful price.
No matter who injected the issue of race and gender into the Democratic
presidential campaign, it's not going away.