We asked our readers to submit their own high and low points of President Obama's first year.
The state of the union is just miserable, no matter how President Obama sugarcoats it.
Melissa Harris-Lacewell discusses Obama's desire to keep democratic processes intact and what being "crazy" can really mean.
Katrina vanden Heuvel urges Democrats to mobilize their base and stop making damaging compromises with the Right.
Confident in the long-term impact of his policy decisions, Obama rarely gets flustered by short-term shifts in political fortune.
Chris Hayes argues that anger and frustration about the economy are at the root of America's disapproval of Obama's first year in office.
Leading gay rights activist Tony Kushner explains why Obama's first year signals a bright future for LGBT issues.
If Obama's appointees to the National Labor Relations Board are confirmed, the agency could offer workers more protections than the Employee Free Choice Act.
Martha Coakley's loss in Massachusetts put on display the monumental miscalculations by which Obama has governed.
Obama's opportunistic search for win-win solutions to our healthcare concerns and our larger economic problems is leading to a lose-lose outcome for the president and the country.