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Keystone XL pipeline protests

Obama doesn’t have much time left to convince environmental activists that he’s worth their sweat and sacrifices in the next election.

World Trade Center towers

In the aftermath of that terrible day, we had a chance to build our politics around social solidarity. Instead, George W. Bush led the charge to a politics of fear.

Is it too soon to speak of the Bush-Obama presidency? A look at Obama's perpetuation of Bush's economic and national security policies. 

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Obama must stop searching for common ground—and start defining higher ground.

Why has Obama been cautious in arguing for what’s right? Westen misses the profound impact of race-based attacks on the president.

After years of unnecessary spending and tax cuts, Republican politicians are finally complaining about unfathomable amounts of debt.

Keystone XL protest

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.

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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.

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Why my disagreement with Cornel West about Obama's presidency generated so much excitement.

Blogs

Congress needs to amend the financial reform bill to demand an audit and accountability.

May 3, 2010

Unlike Obama, and Reagan, she celebrates power for the sake of power.

April 18, 2010

 Immigration is shaping up to be one of the next big fights, and it has the potential to be far, far messier—and more violent—than the health care battle.

March 26, 2010

Obama's latest fix is a step in the right direction, but just a step.

March 26, 2010

 After early struggles and White House hurdles, Obama's grassroots arm says it helped swing tangible votes for health care reform.

March 22, 2010

 A new participatory documentary captures the excitement of Obama's election.

March 10, 2010

The president needs a new speechwriter because, right now, he's reinforcing GOP messaging.

March 5, 2010

The fates of Iran and Iraq are inextricably linked. But Obama doesn't seem to get it.

March 5, 2010

For more than a year, President Obama remained on the sidelines of the health care debate -- chiming in now and again with sometimes-inspired, sometimes-disappointing rhetoric about broad values while members of Congress did the heavy lifting.

February 22, 2010

President Obama has labored to unite different political factions with policy compromises and conciliatory speeches. But it was Obama's incisive grappling at the Republican retreat last week that really lit a bipartisan fire, drawing politicos and commentators of all stripes to call for more questions sessions for the President and the opposition party.

February 3, 2010