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Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and New York Times columnist Thomas Freidman talk about how to fix the economy.

A new initiative empowers citizens to submit and rank questions for the president to answer.

Pakistan's Chief Justice is restored after protests rock Lahore, but questions remain about the stability of President Asif Ali Zardari--and new challenges for the Obama administration.

The new Obama protocols on scientific research will influence not just stem cells but climate change, genetics, sex education and food safety.

Jon Stewart surveys the crackpot coverage of President Obama's record-breaking budget.

Obama's first budget is an audacious plan to transform America. But in sad testament to how deeply we've fallen, it is not bold enough.

If it really is time for accountability, we should start by holding banks and financial institutions responsible for their actions and not allow them to rob us again with TARP II.

Obama's escalation threatens to make Bush's war his own. There's still time to change direction.

As the GOP chooses to be the party of No, Obama takes his case to a largely supportive nation. It's up to him to claim his mandate.

Is the watered-down stimulus bill a signal of a more ambitious agenda for Obama or a harbinger of reduced expectations?

Blogs

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

The thirty-second president used Dickens’s tale to make the case for programs to aid the dispossessed. We should do the same.

December 24, 2013

The report from a White House review panel is a confirmation of pathology within the NSA, if not a perfect prescription for reform. 

December 19, 2013