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Did the president deserve to win the Nobel Peace Prize? No, of course not. But he still has a chance to earn it.

Just because the United States is trying to be a global team player again doesn't mean the game gets better rules.

People shouldn't take Peace Prizes too seriously except under those rare circumstances when a prize committee somewhere gets it right.

Marginal extremist voices are amplified by the right-wing echo chamber.

Obama faces a presidency-defining choice: will he escalate in Afghanistan, or plot a new course?

Mr. President, don't derail your presidency by bungling Afghanistan.

President Obama should follow the model of the incredibly successful Reagan revolution and heed the political base that made his presidency possible.

The Nation's Ari Melber defends Obama's recent media blitz, arguing that he can inform the public about what he stands for and helps maintain a healthy democracy.

"Birthers'" claims shift, but their essence is always the same: Barack Obama has no right to be president.

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A top former Obama adviser explains how the president moved from a transformational leader to a transactional one.

October 19, 2010

One of Obama's most famous fans reemerges for the midterms, but at a careful distance.

October 12, 2010

It would be a mistake for President Obama to lurch toward the center in an attempt to regain his electoral footing.

October 6, 2010

Instead of installing another Washington insider in a top position, Obama should look for someone with credibility among the party's grassroots base.

October 4, 2010

It seems odd to quote Bill Clinton when it's Obama's recycling of Clintonite politicians that has helped get us into this mess, but there it is. "It's the economy, stupid."

September 30, 2010

Rahm's depature affords Obama a perfect opportunity to reconnect with his grassroots base.

September 30, 2010

In an exlusive video on TheNation.com, Ari Berman premieres the trailer for his new book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics.

September 27, 2010

Why did Obama keep Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers on staff when they helped lay the groundwork for the financial crisis?

September 20, 2010

Jeremy Scahill asks why former President George Bush deserves positive recognition for his contributions to the Iraq War.

September 2, 2010

 On the media, John McCain, "Hotel California," wives, ex-wives and shows at the Palladium.

August 28, 2010