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Sending 17,000 or 21,000 more US troops to Afghanistan will not protect Americans against Al Qaeda attacks

Communist McCarthyism!? The right-wing makes less sense than usual with its Obama insults.

Nation columnist Patricia Williams discusses the symbolism of Obama's election as captured by The Nation's historic cover.

Obama's address to Congress was a gift to a dispirited nation. Now the hard work begins to transform vision to reality--but how can we do it by waging another war?

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel argues progressives must keep pressure on the administration to move the country in a new direction.

Navasky elaborates on his theory that President Obama might just be a "liberal in centrist clothing."

There is much less to Obama's stimulus plan than meets the eye. What's he going to do about it?

He's off to a good start, but it's up to ordinary people who are hurting in this economy, to make sure Obama bailout benefits them and not the power players.

A glimpse at one group of passengers on their 700-mile bus journey from Fort Valley, Ga--to witness history firsthand.

Two historians discuss the similarities and differences between the two senators cum presidents from Illinois.

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Does the silence of the Obama administration on the uprisings in Yemen have something to do with the US-backed president's role as a crucial partner in the war on terror?

March 22, 2011

"We have already spent trillions of dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.... Now, the President is plunging the United States into yet another war we cannot afford," argues the congressman.

March 22, 2011

A new initiative from Half in Ten and the Coalition on Human Needs allows those most affected by federal budget cuts to tell their stories.

March 21, 2011

The White House posted a photo of Obama huddling with his national security team.

March 20, 2011

Obama's tour of Latin America will highlight how the US’s domestic multiple crises are hamstringing its ability to implement effective diplomacy.

March 16, 2011

Fiscal hawks in the US and Britain define policy while ignoring catastrophe.

March 15, 2011

Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley decries Department of Defense's mistratement of WikiLeaks suspect Pvt. Bradley Manning. Obama sides with Defense Department and Crowley resigns, warning that “the exercise of power in today's challenging times and relentless media environment must be prudent and consistent with our laws and values.”

March 14, 2011

Is unrest in the Middle East forcing gas prices off the charts? Or could the oil panic have more to do with Wall Street speculators exploiting fear?

March 9, 2011

Huckabee seemed folksy and friendly—until he started squawking that President Obama grew up in Kenya.

March 7, 2011

Massive protests in Wisconsin don't fit into the White House's lame plan to "win the future".

March 3, 2011