Why a progressive presidency is impossible, for now.
Responses to Eric Alterman's "Kabuki Democracy," featuring Michael Kazin, Barbara Ehrenreich, Norman Ornstein, Salim Muwakkil, Theda Skocpol and Chris Bowers.
In a speech to the Urban League this morning, the president says he's creating a culture of accountability, not attacking teachers. But what kind of reform do we really need? The Nation's special issue on education presents an alternative vision for transforming our schools.
While Congress is throwing another $33 billion into the Afghanistan sinkhole, WikiLeaks takes on the oversight duties the lawmakers ought to perform.
Billionaires and corporate moguls are claiming Obama is anti-business. Think again.
The campaign for control of Congress is dominating the Washington landscape.
Eric Alterman asks, should Americans be proud of what Obama has done so far, or has he succeeded only in passing weak reforms?
Even with supermajorities in both houses of Congress behind them, American presidents cannot pass the kind of transformative progressive legislation that Barack Obama promised in his 2008 presidential campaign. Here's why.
While conservative media obsesses over the deficit and Republicans are knocking down job creation plans left and right, Obama will have to convince the American people that the deficit really isn't the priority here.
At this point, the only way the economy is going to turn around is if Obama's economic hotshots grant professionally damaging interviews to journalists who won't paper over their mistakes. Perhaps then the president would have the gumption to fire the misleaders of his economic team.