Nation Topics - Barack Obama
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The swirl of controversy over Jodi Kantor’s biography reflects deep cultural anxieties about the limits we place on women in power.
With the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, the president has brought Guantánamo-style justice to the United States.
The defense authorization bill that Congress passed and President Obama had threatened to veto will soon become law, a fact that should be met with public outrage.
The president has started talking like a populist. It took the Occupy movement to make him do it.
The president must decide what is more important: pandering to the Catholic hierarchy or protecting women's health.
In a momentous strategic shift, President Obama has begun a military buildup in East Asia in a foolish attempt to intimidate China. It will bring blowback, and a greater risk of war.
Obama has failed not because he is a progressive in the mold of Franklin Delano Roosevelt but because he is not.
Do the president's campaign e-mails and leadership style in general betray the heavy hand of big oil on his administration?
As the 2012 election draws closer, what can Obama learn from the many battles of Chile's most famous president?
Facing a primary challenger might force Obama to embrace progressive ideals—and he can’t win 2012 if he doesn’t.