The real purpose of sending 30,000 soldiers to Afghanistan is to make Obama look tough as he heads toward the next US presidential election.
Is it possible to oppose the war in Afghanistan and still support the president? The Nation's Chris Hayes thinks so.
In making Afghanistan the key to America's national security strategy against terrorism, Obama has chosen to perpetuate some damaging myths.
The expediency of Obama's Afghanistan decision was transparent. Satisfy the generals by sending 30,000 more troops. Satisfy the public with a timeline for beginning withdrawals of those same troops, without a timeline for completing withdrawal.
What's up with Barack Obama? Finally someone has a good idea about how to deal with Wall Street and the White House condemns it.
Since the president took office, his administration has yielded one surrender after another.
Building a new political order will take more than one election.
There are the things the president is doing that he said he would do. These actions can draw plenty of criticism, but not genuine shock. Then there are the things he is not doing which he said he would do.
The 2008 election galvanized young voters and organizers. One year later, where are they?