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Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Barack Obama

After the first presidential debate, the media follow-up focused almost exclusively on its theatrics and the implications for the “horse race.”

The impact of an Obama presidency is better answered by partisanship than race—but race still matters.

Young Obama supporter in 2008

Young voters gave Obama a decisive win in 2008. Four years later, the love affair is on the rocks.

Despite Obama's unquestionably varied record, progressives can't afford four years under a Romney-Ryan presidency. 

Both would rather talk about anything but Wall Street’s financing and control of both parties.

Whatever disappointments progressives have with Obama's first term, we have a profound interest in the popular rejection of the Romney/Ryan ticket.

Barack Obama

The stakes in 2012 and beyond.

A bullhorn with a sticker reading "Tax the Rich"

What a principled counterattack campaign against the GOP would look like.

Protest against Barack Obama

Where their interests overlap, progressive politics can thrive.

Blogs

One of Obama’s favorite TV shows warns him directly against the terror of drones.

December 10, 2012

There’s a sleeping giant on the sidelines of the most important legislative fight in the next four years.

December 2, 2012

Mitt and Barack had something of “a moment” during their meeting at the White House yesterday.

November 30, 2012

Barack Obama now has a higher percentage of the vote than Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, Bush—or Reagan in 1980.

November 26, 2012

Obama’s modestly enlightened statement has right-wingers in a tizzy. What would they say about Roosevelt’s proclamations decrying greed and celebrating “our sense of social justice”?

November 21, 2012

The trillion-dollar crusade isn’t making America drug-free—it’s making us the world's most incarcerated population. 

November 20, 2012

As the number of civilian casualties mounts, our nation's “kill list” only grows longer. 

November 19, 2012

The President's choice of venue--where the former military dictator massacred students in 1962--is a nod to his administration's careful non-endorsement of the Myanmar government.

November 19, 2012

The White House better let Israel know, quietly, to stand down. And then work for a real ceasefire. Fast.

November 16, 2012

The president's foreign policy news conference knocked down conspiracy theories and raised a glimmer of hope on talks with Iran. But worries remain about our engagement with Syria. 

November 14, 2012