Nation Topics - Executive Branch
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The president gets mixed grades on his promises of transparency: good to the public and the press, not so good to the other two branches.
This president does not need to make threats to champion democracy.
Taxing benefits may raise money for Obama's healthcare reform, but it would betray union members who gave up wage increases in order to get decent coverage.
Barack Obama may turn out to be the best pure politician we've seen since Ronald Reagan, but he's also head honcho for the globe's single great garrison state that lives off war and the preparations for future war.
Pushed by Obama to dismantle illegal settlements, Netanyahu manipulates the media to show Israel will end up in a civil war if the White House stands firm.
The biggest names in Wall Street banking are back to business as usual. And if they're wrong in declaring the financial crisis over, the big losers will be President Obama and the American taxpayer.
With the departure of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney from Washington and the arrival of Barack Obama, it may just be back to the future when it comes to torture policy.
The Nation's Ari Melber gives varying degrees of success to President Obama's claims of transparency.
Graduates of the Bush years, initiates of the Obama era, here's a commencement address that's suitably obscure and yet somehow ringing.
Obama's signature economic reforms are under siege. Without a grassroots challenge to business as usual, we won't get the change we were promised, much less the change we need.