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Even if we like President Obama, do we want him to be a one-man death panel?

Obama in a camera's viewfinder

The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Awaiting a Keystone decision, environmentalists make a historic vow to engage in mass civil disobedience. 

The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn talks with The Nation's Bryce Covert and George Zornick about what Obama can—and should—tackle in his second term. 

Barack Obama

There are many measures the president could take to restore civil liberties—if he wanted to.

Barack Obama

From Cuba to climate change to criminal justice, progressives must push the president to act—and forge a better future.

Nation readers provided good ideas—and a bit of wariness—when asked how Obamas should use his presidential authority.

In his second inaugural address, the president stood for collective action, solidarity, social justice. Now let’s make him act on it.

Obama delivers his inaugural address

President Obama’s symbolic recognition of minorities isn’t a substitute for policy, but it does matter.

Weldon Angelos

Cases like that of Weldon Angelos, who was given a fifty-five-year sentence for selling marijuana, cry out for mercy. But calls for clemency have fallen on deaf ears.

Blogs

One hunded seven congressional Democrats have signed a letter telling President Obama not to make the cut. Will they stand strong in opposition if he does?

April 8, 2013

The president's plans, which will come down hardest on working families, women, people of color and young Americans, are wrong economically and politically. 

April 5, 2013

We do know that a comprehensive immigration reform bill will soon surface. The trouble is, we don’t know what it will contain.

March 28, 2013

Can the Kenyan Marxist save America from demolecuralization? 

March 12, 2013

President Obama wined and dined Republicans to talk policy bargains. Who’s getting served?

March 8, 2013

Barack Obama’s group to mobilize grassroots support planned to rely on large donations. Is it possible to change a broken system from within?

March 7, 2013

How committed is the president to kicking big money out of politics?

February 25, 2013

There are 50 million Americans struggling with hunger—and with sequestration, things will get worse. 

February 22, 2013

The creator of Incident in East Baghdad is completing a documentary on excesses of the surveillance state.

February 19, 2013

A primary election for a vacant House seat in Illinois tests whether a Democrat with NRA ties can be a contender.

February 17, 2013