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Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Yes, he said the word “climate”—but he hasn’t committed to any of the big steps needed to avert catastrophe.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Under the leadership of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Walmart Foundation used generous gifts to grease the way for store expansions.

He may not have achieved the full FDR, but the president’s State of the Union speech, like his Inaugural, displayed a welcome progressive spirit.

Barack Obama

Even if we like President Obama, do we want him to be a one-man death panel?

Obama in a camera's viewfinder

The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Awaiting a Keystone decision, environmentalists make a historic vow to engage in mass civil disobedience. 

The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn talks with The Nation's Bryce Covert and George Zornick about what Obama can—and should—tackle in his second term. 

Barack Obama

There are many measures the president could take to restore civil liberties—if he wanted to.

Barack Obama

From Cuba to climate change to criminal justice, progressives must push the president to act—and forge a better future.

Nation readers provided good ideas—and a bit of wariness—when asked how Obamas should use his presidential authority.

Blogs

At the heart of Christie’s campaign is a plan to drive a wedge between state workers and middle-class taxpayers.

August 15, 2014

Polls show surprising support among Republicans for the New Jersey governor.

August 8, 2014

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Morning Joe to discuss how Washington’s recent policy polls reflect American sentiments on the government’s role in leading the country in the wrong direction.

August 6, 2014

A surprise announcement planned for after Labor Day could stop millions of deportations.

August 6, 2014

GOP voters wax nostalgic for the former Massachusetts governor, while seeming to favor the New Jersey governor in polls.

August 6, 2014

Republicans are suing the president for doing what presidents do.

August 5, 2014

Snow White and the Seven GOP Dwarfs has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it, when thinking about 2016?

August 4, 2014

The New Jersey governor may hope to leave the state’s troubles and Bridgegate behind him, but that may be harder than it seems.

July 31, 2014