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Obama breaks new ground when it comes to war with Iran.

Barack Obama

Shouldn't it be obvious that birth control coverage is about women's health, not “religious freedom”?

The Obama administration's alternatives to large-scale military operations are, in some ways, far more drastic and dangerous for US interests around the globe.

Betrayal by the “good guys” for whom we have ended up voting has become the norm.

But Washington won't follow through unless the grassroots insurgency of Wisconsin and Occupy grows.

President Obama making calls to members of Congress

Obama and America's hundred-year struggle over healthcare reform.

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.

President Barack Obama

The president has started talking like a populist. It took the Occupy movement to make him do it.

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Obama must realize he's fighting about more than tax cuts. It's a defining battle and he can win, if he'd just join it.

December 6, 2010

By flip-flopping on a key campaign pledge to end tax cuts for the wealthy, Obama will only embolden Republicans and deflate an already restless Democratic base.

December 6, 2010

Candidate Barack Obama promised to defend net neutrality. But President Obama's FCC chair is not doing that. It's time for some digital activism to defend digital democracy.

December 1, 2010

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Byron York and Ron Elving on The Diane Rehm Show to examine Obama's meeting with Republicans and the possibility of an across-the-aisle political coalition.

December 1, 2010

 Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower set an activist standard with their Thanksgiving Proclamations. Obama should emulate it.

November 25, 2010

Two words: Michael Bloomberg.

November 22, 2010

According to Ari Berman, Obama has failed to connect with the grassroots organizers that helped get him into office, and the results of this misstep can be clearly seen in the outcomes of the 2010 midterms.

November 17, 2010

According to the Center for American Progress, the president has the power to use executive orders, rulemaking and diplomacy to further a progressive agenda without ever consulting Congress.

November 16, 2010

LTC Bob on pan-European military convention and a reader responds to Alterman's attack on Rahm Emanuel.

November 5, 2010

It needn’t take a primary challenge for Obama to recognize that he can no longer take his base for granted.

November 4, 2010