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So, why didn't they give peace a chance? Why did the leaders of Hamas and Israel not wait for the incoming US president's inauguration before mutually escalating hostilities?
Lakhdar Brahimi, a leading UN troubleshooter in the Middle East weighs in on the crisis in Gaza and speculates on how it may affect Obama's presidency.
The following humble suggestions are based on my 70 years of experience as an underground fighter, member of the Knesset and founding member of a peace movement in Israel.
Let us pause, amid the muddle of the moment in this season of renewal and fresh starts, to consider fundamental things.
Barack Obama has mobilized the most connected national constituency in history. But can he use it to govern?
It's time for progressives to create coalitions and craft smart strategies that will push Obama and the new Congress to seize this moment.
Don't assume that the end of the Bush administration marks the end of the imperial presidency he established.
Richard Kim and Sarah Posner on the Obama's controversial embrace of Rick Warren. Plus: Ari Berman on Howard Dean's legacy and more.
Obama's selection of Rick Warren as an inauguration speaker has infuriated liberals and conservatives. Here's why.
Pulitzer Prize winner James Risen discusses the rise in executive power during Bush's tenure and the media's failure after 9/11.