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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.

If the campaign becomes a competition between race and gender, the winner will be whichever white man the GOP nominates.

No single person can be the agent of change: the vision must come from all of us.

His web-driven, self-starting activism could be the key to getting his message out--and bringing young voters to the polls on Super Tuesday.

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In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.

January 21, 2015

The president’s request for a quick trade deal was met with silence.

January 21, 2015

More than a wish list, he offers a framework for 2015 legislative fights and the 2016 campaign.

January 20, 2015

The new senator from Iowa credits the billionaires and their allies: they “really started my trajectory.”

January 20, 2015

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

January 18, 2015

The president wants cities to be able to innovate with municipal broadband systems.

January 15, 2015

As he prepares to visit Washington, President Enrique Peña Nieto’s alibi is unraveling.

January 5, 2015

The congressional showdown has given us an exciting glimpse of what the future might look like if they lead the way for a liberal insurgency.

December 12, 2014

Despite the important policy changes outlined by the president last night, around six million undocumented immigrants will remain “deportable.”

November 21, 2014

Knowing that many will be left out, parents and children nervously await the executive orders the president will reveal Thursday evening.

November 20, 2014