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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

The National Organization for Women's president says the Obamas have "screwed up" by praising Walmart.

June 6, 2013

Society is not post-racial. Barack and Michelle Obama need to stop telling young people of color otherwise.

June 5, 2013

Yesterday, Obama laid out the justification for killing US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki. But his reasoning had very little legal grounding at all. 

May 24, 2013

In the film Bulworth, a senator up for re-election starts calling it like it is. Mired in a second-term funk, why doesn’t Obama do the same?

May 21, 2013

We may have strong critiques of the current commander-in-chief, but let’s not forget that Richard Nixon was the president who perpetrated Watergate and a secret war in Cambodia.

May 16, 2013

Beware rocks that Republicans will be looking under at the confirmation hearings for President Obama’s Commerce Secretary-designee.

May 6, 2013

Obama’s “chained CPI” saves only half of what the estate tax exemption loses. Do dead millionaires really matter more than Social Security?

April 25, 2013

Smart Democrats know that getting on the wrong side of the austerity debate could strike a "damning blow" to the party's 2014 prospects.

April 14, 2013

If the president goes through with his chained-CPI gambit, seniors won't be the only ones taking a hit—his political fortunes, and those of his party, will too.

April 10, 2013