Nation Topics - Barack Obama
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Facing a primary challenger might force Obama to embrace progressive ideals—and he can’t win 2012 if he doesn’t.
By pointing those who are the culprits of "the crime of the century," President Obama betrayed his promise of hope.
Is this a politician who, when faced with recalcitrant opposition, would rather switch than fight?
Electoral racism may be dead, but is there a more subtle form of racism at work in the white flight from Obama?
With a record 46.2 million Americans living in poverty, it’s getting too late to give President Obama a pass on the economy.
Obama doesn’t have much time left to convince environmental activists that he’s worth their sweat and sacrifices in the next election.
In the aftermath of that terrible day, we had a chance to build our politics around social solidarity. Instead, George W. Bush led the charge to a politics of fear.
Is it too soon to speak of the Bush-Obama presidency? A look at Obama's perpetuation of Bush's economic and national security policies.
Obama must stop searching for common ground—and start defining higher ground.
Why has Obama been cautious in arguing for what’s right? Westen misses the profound impact of race-based attacks on the president.
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