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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.

Organizing for America marks the first time a political party has deployed a permanent field program to advance a policy agenda between elections.

Like the Progressives, Obama seems to believe government can move beyond partisan politics.

Many progressives thought we had taken back America in 2008, but the work has just begun.

The Nation asked members of our community and beyond: looking back at Obama's first year in office, what was the high point, and what was your sharpest disappointment?

Disappointment is one thing American liberals can be certain of. Optimism is the real challenge.

The Obama campaign was a massive grassroots mobilization, but a year later, has the organization that grew out of it failed to keep up the momentum?

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Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009.

July 10, 2014

While Obama has begun to act on what the country needs, Republican obstruction refuses to pass bills and solve problems.

July 9, 2014

Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?

July 2, 2014

Liberal interventionists join GOP hawks and The Wall Street Journal in demanding war.

June 18, 2014

Seventy-eight men who have been cleared for release remain in interminable detention. 

June 6, 2014

Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel joins the The Diane Rehm Show to assess Obama's vision for America’s role in world affairs.

May 30, 2014

Despite talk of a pivot to Asia, the US military‘s gaze has settled on Africa. 

May 28, 2014

Climate change “has moved firmly into the present,” a massive new report finds. But its politics have regressed. 

May 6, 2014

The president should be proposing new rules for importers who manufacture their products overseas, but don’t hold your breath.

April 23, 2014

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014