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The media have fashioned an impossible portrait of Barack Obama: an American cleansed of the baggage of racism and slavery.

Barack Obama's youthful supporters are using Facebook and other social networking web tools to spark a movement that could make a real difference.

David Axelrod, Barack Obama's closest political adviser, is applying the lessons he learned from Chicago's ugly racialized politics.

In Kenya's Yala Swamp, where Senator Barack Obama traces his African roots, an Oklahoma-based company has wrecked a rich and delicate ecosystem.

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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

After a recent White House meeting, liberal groups were heartened by the president's tough talk on tax breaks for the wealthy. 

November 14, 2012

Last week was a big win for President Obama. So what are American voters trying to tell the president about their hopes for his second term? 

November 12, 2012

A “grand bargain” would enact spending cuts that would hurt investment and growth.

November 12, 2012

A record turnout for non–white male voters gave the president a mandate to champion.

November 9, 2012

The president won big. Democrats added Senate seats and won the majority of the votes cast for the US House. It’s a mandate. Don’t squander it.

November 9, 2012