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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

The herculean effort required to win Senate ratification of a modest arms reduction treaty is a stark reminder of how tough it will be to reach more far-reaching agreements on nuclear weapons in the 112th Congress.

January 3, 2011

Left for dead after the 2010 elections, Barack Obama is now the media's new comeback kid. But let's wait and see what that "comeback" actually entails.

December 21, 2010

 Lincoln didn't start out as the Great Emancipator. If Obama follows his lead, maybe he can still give us real change.

December 20, 2010

Did the press do a fair job covering Obama's tax deal compromise? What does the tax deal really mean for America?

December 20, 2010

The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", a food safety bill, the tax compromise: How has a Congress that took significant hits during the midterm election managed to get so much done?

December 20, 2010

As Washington cheers Obama's tax deal, a former campaign aide goes public with criticism that Obama is marginalizing his supporter network and endangering his re-election.

December 17, 2010

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