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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.

The Nation's Ari Melber discusses four major steps that President Obama should undertake to prevent his ratings from declining and gain more support for healthcare reform.

The future of progressive politics and the nature of the American social contract, not to mention the lives and health of millions of our fellow citizens, are up for grabs.

Blogs

The House was supposed to debate Congressman Kucinich's proposal to end the war in Libya. But the resolution was pulled from the floor calendar in a classic case of dereliction of duty.

June 1, 2011

Progressives launch drive to get Democratic senators to reshape national priorities—cut the military-industrial complex, support “Medicare for All.”

May 31, 2011

They've added a provision to the defense spending bill outlining a permanent "Authorization for Use of Military Force."

May 11, 2011

The White House, House Republican majority, and Senate Democratic majority have remained silent about how to fix widespread unemployment.

May 10, 2011

President Obama failed to seek a declaration of war before ordering US attacks on Libya. Now, he faces a challenge under the War Powers Resolution.

April 20, 2011

Why does President Obama continue to let Republicans define the terms of the budget debate?

April 19, 2011

Even if a war is considered "just," even if it is launched under the auspices of the UN, US military interventions should be debated and approved by Congress before they are launched.

March 20, 2011

President wants a longer extension of Patriot Act provisions than House Republicans. He’s wrong. The ACLU is urging Congress to reject any extension until the threats to privacy and other constitutional rights are addressed.

February 8, 2011

No one, except Rahm Emanuel, did more harm to Obama's relationship with its base than Gibbs.

January 5, 2011

The Clinton years analogies have been coming fast and furious since the midterm elections and Obama's self-described “shellacking.”  But today's administration seems anything but worried about the comparisons—in fact, they seem to be doing their best to roll back the clock.

January 4, 2011