It's yes or no for a climate-killing oil pipeline slated to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico—and Obama gets to make the call.
How can Obama recapture the momentum of 2008? The Nation's Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the president's re-election strategies and how this season's quickly-changing dynamics will shape the race.
It's too late for Obama to turn around the economy. But to win re-election, he better expose what Republican plans to cut spending will really do.
Why my disagreement with Cornel West about Obama's presidency generated so much excitement.
A democratic Middle East makes America more safe, says Nation contributor Melissa Harris-Perry.
Obama's inauguration broke racial barriers, but today most black Americans are worse off than before.
Princeton Professor Cornel West says the president has failed to deliver to the constituencies that voted him into office, The Nation's Melissa Hariss-Perry says that criticism is too vague.
To launch his reelection bid, the president took up a longstanding American tradition: extrajudicial political assassinations.
As a black man, Obama's confident knowledge of his lineage is precisely the thing that makes his American identity dubious.
Why indeed is Bradley Manning the one behind bars and not the government officials who kept hidden unpleasant truths about this nation’s policies?