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So far, there's much to be optimistic about. But the bank bailout and Afghanistan policy are cause for continued concern.
Listen to full audio of The Nation's spirited Washington DC forum, "Obama @ 100: A Progress Report from The Nation."
Three months into the Obama era, the euphoria of the election has begun to dissipate.
President Obama needs to ditch the idiot savants of high finance and bring in advisers dedicated to doing something more than gaming the economy.
For the Labor Department damaged by eight years of Bush neglect, help is finally on the way.
The upcoming UN-sponsored Durban Review Conference tests America's willingness to offer global leadership to combat bigotry and injustice.
While the Obamas were in Europe the House and Senate approved the president's $3 trillion budget. But the battle isn't over. What will be cut and what will remain?
If ever there was a time for bold US leadership, this is it.
Andrew Bacevich, author of The Limits of Power, weighs in on how President Obama failed to consider the containment option in Afghanistan.
As with AIG, the American people could end up 'owning' 80 percent of the Afghanistan-Pakistan project without ever 'nationalizing' it.