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President Obama

Obama takes himself to be something like a benevolent monarch—a king in a mixed constitutional system, where the duties of the crown are largely ceremonial. 

Katrina vanden Heuvel on the battle for paid sick days, Elana Leopold on the fight against Pam Geller's Islamaphobic ads, Sarah Woolf on the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the editors congratulate Katha for her National Magazine Award nomination

Aura Bogado on the police killing of Manuel Diaz, Hamilton Fish on Iraq veteran Tomas Young, Robert Dreyfuss on “Obama's General” versus drones, the editors on New York City’s stop-and-frisk trial

Max Strasser reports on the Robin Hood Tax in the UK and Andrew Bard Epstein on the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, and the editors congratulate Chris Hayes

Alleen Brown on the school closure epidemic, Elana Leopold on the impact of NYPD surveillance, Catherine Defontaine on Stéphane Hessel, and the editors on the fight against Geo Group

Victor Navasky on our friend and ally Don Shaffer, Sarah Woolf on Canada’s women premieres

John Nichols on the US Postal Service, Elana Leopold on rebel teachers in Seattle, Lucy McKeon on Ramarley Graham’s legacy, and the editors on Charlottesville’s anti-drone resolution

Bryce Covert on domestic workers and immigration reform, Scott Sherman on the fight over fair trade, Francis Reynolds on Upworthy, Katrina vanden Heuvel on the survival of magazines

Judith Long on Jane Sharples, Allison Kilkenny on the fight for Philly’s schools

Robert Dreyfuss on peace and the inaugural address, Dan Wakefield on inaugural poet Richard Blanco, James Cersonsky and Alec Luhn on student movements, the editors on Jeremy Scahill’s Dirty Wars and John Palattella on William Deresiewicz’s Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing

Blogs

An embattled senator focused on increasing participation—especially by voters worried about austerity cuts—and won.

June 25, 2014

Following the Supreme Court’s decision gutting the VRA, we’re seeing the greatest attack on voting rights since Reconstruction.

June 24, 2014

The Nation’s editor celebrated the recent successes of the Affordable Care Act in a roundtable on ABC’s This Week.

February 18, 2014

Like Sisyphus, each generation of Democrats is forced to prove to pundits that finally, this time, they've really truly nominated a “moderate.” They’re always doomed to futility.

October 2, 2013

Are the people who predict catastrophies and disasters—and are dissenters in the press—marginalized, even after they predict outcomes?

June 4, 2013

Our sticky, rickety ability to govern forces us to incessantly choose policy choices from the bad/dumb end of the solution continuum.

December 13, 2012

Could dark money groups help Romney overcome the Obama campaign’s “ground game” advantage? 

October 29, 2012

Condoleezza Rice is at the RNC, Christine Todd Whitman is in the New York Times. GOP women have a long history of cynicism.

August 30, 2012

Why are commentators comparing unrelated political attacks as though they were equivalent?

May 22, 2012

If so many people believe voter fraud exists, it’s because groups like this have spread myths while suppressing the truth.

May 1, 2012