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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.

In his second inaugural address, the president stood for collective action, solidarity, social justice. Now let’s make him act on it.

Blogs

Obama wants to keep almost 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, but some members of Congress are saying “not so fast.”

May 28, 2014

The Newark Star-Ledger says Christie’s attack on pensions is the final nail in his coffin. (We’ll see.)

May 22, 2014

There's nothing new in Rove's latest ugly broadside on Hillary Clinton. 

May 13, 2014

Nixon loyalists and family members should not be allowed to block the appointment of a new director.

May 13, 2014

Have the media grown up half as much as Monica Lewinsky?

May 12, 2014

The noted liberatarian-isolationist is making a bid for support from the Israel lobby, but it’s not going well.

May 8, 2014

A former aide says Christie's deputy chief of staff was "instrumental," but for whom?

May 7, 2014

Climate change “has moved firmly into the present,” a massive new report finds. But its politics have regressed. 

May 6, 2014

Will the Pulaski Skyway bring down New Jersey’s governor?

May 5, 2014

In speeches and in campaign ads, they’re threatening to cut off their enemies’ balls, and it’s getting weird.

May 2, 2014