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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?

The quickest way to Rahm Emanuel's bad side: put progressive pressure on conservative Democrats.

Are we heading for a Petraeus Moment in the Afghan War, along with a titanic civilian-military clash of wills?

If Obama leads, the people will rally to his side. A good way to remind voters of the bold change they voted for last fall: ordering a hard cap on executive pay.

The Nation's Chris Hayes weighs in on steady growth of "bizarre mythology" about Obama and the ongoing witchunt aimed at his administration.

We crave drama, but we're not getting it, except in the form of racist rallies.

Imagine that George W. Bush had been allowed a third term as president, had run and had won or stolen it, and that we were all now living (and dying) through it.

With the change in Pepfar guidelines, the Obama administration opens new opportunities to link AIDS work and family planning and strengthen health systems in developing countries.

Nation blogger Melissa Harris-Lacewell discusses Obama's declining poll numbers and what the president needs to do to make a comeback.

Blogs

The president gets support for humanitarian efforts, but wise voices warn of mission creep.

August 11, 2014

“The CIA’s misconduct threatens the institution of the Senate and its role in ensuring the proper oversight of our government,” Senator Leahy says.

August 1, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

There's a reason corporations want the TPP negotiations secret—it wouldn’t pass otherwise.

May 15, 2014

The right-wing attack machine defeats Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head DOJ Civil Rights Division.

March 5, 2014

Money spent on lobbying in DC now enjoys a 22,000% return on investment.

February 25, 2014

It’s a big moment for hundreds of thousands of workers, as well as progressive activists.

February 12, 2014

Issuing executive orders is nothing new, especially with regard to federal contractors. So why the vitriol?

February 11, 2014

The Republican in charge of the House Intelligence Committee says journalists should be prosecuted for reports based on Edward Snowden’s leaks.

February 4, 2014

The president’s “income inequality” address had plenty of strengths, but one big weakness.

January 28, 2014