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Obama needs to win the deficit vs. investment battle in order to stop joblessness from leaving deep scars in our country, Katrina vanden Heuvel tells Fareed Zakaria. 

Firing McChrystal is not nearly as important as doing away with his counterinsurgency policies.

Mopping up BP's current crisis and guarding against future environmental incidents will take more momentum than a speech, a meeting or a few hearings can deliver.

On Morning Joe, Katrina vanden Heuvel defends President Obama by saying that his White House speech Tuesday night was humane, but "we need deeds."

How taxpayers are subsidizing BP's disaster through the Pentagon.

What's with the president's war analogy on the oil spill? And why be surprised that the oil conglomerates are also in bed with their pretend Washington regulators?

A progressive moment was supposed to follow Obama's election. Robert Kuttner's A Presidency in Peril asks where it went.

How Barack Obama has fashioned a personal and political identity by treating the history of the civil rights movement as a usable past.

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The founders would not have been shocked at the executive seeking to claim the war power, but they would be astounded at Congress voluntarily giving it up.

September 30, 2014

How dare Obama salute someone without first tossing his coffee cup aside?

September 24, 2014

The United States can’t create peace by military force. We can only add to the destruction.

September 16, 2014

The Obama administration’s legal justification for expanding military action in Iraq and Syria is hypocritical and based on tenuous logic.

September 11, 2014

Immigrants and allies rallied in more than a dozen US cities on Thursday to ask President Obama to use his executive authority to stop deportations of undocumented workers and their families.

August 28, 2014

Undocumented immigrants and their advocates are concerned that the president’s orders will be far more limited than the hype suggests—and they’re trying to raise the bar for what aggressive action really means.

August 21, 2014

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Morning Joe to discuss how Washington’s recent policy polls reflect American sentiments on the government’s role in leading the country in the wrong direction.

August 6, 2014

A surprise announcement planned for after Labor Day could stop millions of deportations.

August 6, 2014

Republicans are suing the president for doing what presidents do.

August 5, 2014