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.
A president has only so much capital to expend, and Barack Obama is dangerously overdrawn.
The president's healthcare speech was not a full-fledged antidote to decades of Reaganism. But it was an eloquent call for a new progressive role for government. We must build on it.
Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, talks about Obama, healthcare reform and the coming anniversary of the economic collapse.
If Obama and his progressive allies hope to defeat the latest assault on federal power, they will need to go beyond his artful ambivalence.
Obama shouldn't tone down his rhetoric on contentious subjects like racial profiling and executive bonuses. In fact he should emulate politicians of the past who often went off script with stirring results.
President Obama brought the house down at the NAACP centennial celebration with yet another stirring speech on race. But if his deeds don't begin to match his words, he's going to have a lot of explaining to do.
Obama's speech in Ghana neglected to mention structural barriers to African prosperity.
Notwithstanding comparisons to FDR, BHO has proffered far less audacious proposals than we were led to expect.