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

Obama delivers his inaugural address

President Obama’s symbolic recognition of minorities isn’t a substitute for policy, but it does matter.

Weldon Angelos

Cases like that of Weldon Angelos, who was given a fifty-five-year sentence for selling marijuana, cry out for mercy. But calls for clemency have fallen on deaf ears.

Drought in the midwest

Twenty twelve was the hottest year on record—and far past time for the president to lead on climate change.

John Kerry

Here are just a few things the Foreign Relations Committee should be asking Obama’s nominee for secretary of state.

Dan Quayle

In mythology, Cerberus is the three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades. How perfect a name for a company whose leaders have sold their souls.

Barack Obama

What remains of the initial Obama drive to reach out to Iran with an “engagement that is honed and grounded in mutual respect”?

Barack Obama

How did a community organizer and a constitutional law professor become an extrajudicial, drone-happy president? 

Barack Obama

As the infrastructure of many U.S. cities crumbles, the Pentagon continues to pump over a billion dollars into military bases throughout the Middle East. 

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

Blogs

President Obama, aka Middle-Man, is having a rough month.

November 25, 2013

Did Kennedy intend to bring an end to the Vietnam War after his re-election?

November 21, 2013

What was the effect of Kennedy’s death on the success Johnson had passing his agenda?

November 20, 2013

In the first in a series for the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s death, this historian answers your questions.

November 19, 2013

DeLillo and Mailer, Caro and Bugiolsi—and Stephen King.

November 12, 2013

Was there more to JFK than a coiffure arranged by facing south in a strong east wind?

November 9, 2013

The president will do a campaign swing in Virginia this weekend. He ought to visit New Jersey, as well.

October 31, 2013

The budget conference committee should consider a real alternative to austerity.

October 29, 2013

It sounds far-fetched, but the US has a history of high-level snooping.

October 29, 2013

But with any luck we will see whether their policies have character. 

October 15, 2013