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President Obama, let Egypt be a primer on how to judge the power that can be wielded by mass protest. It might prepare you better for the next round of political upheavals.

The legendary organizer speaks on the “story of the self” and where Obama went wrong.

The American public will see the value of Obama's messages as Democrats and Republicans work out the details.

Was Obama’s appeal to US competitiveness just about beating the Chinese and Indians—or doing right by Americans?

President Obama's full remarks on the State of the Union, January 25, 2011.

What is the state of the union? You certainly couldn’t tell from that platitudinous hogwash that the president dished out.

In year three, will Obama heed the lessons of Clinton or Reagan?

Why are we still in Afghanistan? Might it have something to do with the myth of national security—or, more accurately, national insecurity, since it always tells us who and what to fear?

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Obama did do something of potentially great significance today: open the door for Congress to make the big changes that he won’t. 

January 17, 2014

Obama is right to address concerns about intelligence gathering. But that's not enough to restore privacy protection.

January 17, 2014

A transcript of the president's speech on national security and intelligence reforms

January 17, 2014

Obama’s Review Group is about to join a federal judge in blasting the NSA’s data collection overreach, it appears.

December 17, 2013

How do the two trailblazers compare?

December 11, 2013

I wanted a president who believed in the same issues that I did. Yet for many of us, what came after Obama’s campaign was a string of broken promises. 

December 11, 2013

While Obama described his vision for an economy defined by mobility, Senator Debbie Stabenow cut a deal for at least another $8 billion in food stamp cuts. 

December 6, 2013

In a speech Wednesday, the President said economic inequality will be "the defining challenge" of his remaining time in office. 

December 4, 2013

FDR took on ”greed and selfishness and striving for undue riches.”

November 27, 2013

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

November 25, 2013