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As welcome as it was, the removal of George W. Bush was not enough to cure what ails us.

The Nation asked members of our community and beyond: looking back at Obama's first year in office, what was the high point, and what was your sharpest disappointment?

The upcoming trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is the best news for the print press since Monica Lewinsky.

Building a new political order will take more than one election.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and others discuss what's changed, what's stayed the same and what we still hope to see happen under Obama.

Healthcare reform is looking less like a fantasy and more like a probability--but we need to keep a close watch on affordability, financing and the public option.

By refusing to acknowledge Fox News's avowed partisanship, its MSM defenders diminish the work of honest journalists who try to play fair.

Obama makes reassuring noises about constraining executive power and protecting civil liberties, but then adopts whatever appalling policy Bush put in place.

Will Obama do any better at listening to critics of the Afghan War than Lyndon Johnson did on Vietnam?

Can the United States and Iran negotiate an end to the nuclear standoff?

Blogs

Good Jobs Nation says that ten strikers from the Ronald Reagan Building food court were initially told they couldn’t come back to work.

May 23, 2013

The head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance discusses disappointments dealt by Democratic politicians, the challenges of sustaining non-union labor groups and how to confront the coming care crisis.

April 5, 2013

Of course the defense nominee wasn't receiving funds from the made-up “Friends of Hamas.” But such coverage plays to Republicans’ agenda, regardless of its truthfulness.

February 21, 2013

Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary has spent the better part of four decades going back and forth through the revolving door from Washington to Wall Street. Which side is he on?

January 10, 2013

Partisan predictions for the presiden’s nominee have drowned out the real conversation on Obama’s foreign policy priorities. 

December 18, 2012

The nomination of a secretary of state gives the Senate the opportunity to probe the administration’s foreign policy priorities.

December 18, 2012

The Fed chairman has been making the case for jobless Americans that normally in the past is made most strenuously by liberal Democrats.

November 20, 2012

The Washington Post investigative piece is truly frightening. The “Global War on Terror” goes on and on. 

October 24, 2012

The Obama administration's quiet reponse to a 2010 bombing in Georgia contrasts with the macho foreign policy vision Mitt demonstrated with his response to riots in the Arab world this week.

September 13, 2012

The head of the Bank of England now says bankers’ lies about interest rates “meet my definition of fraud.” Will US officials finally crack down?

July 17, 2012