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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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A watered-down version of an energy bill is being published today—but Obama can effect clean changes simply by changing the types of products that the federal government buys.

July 27, 2010

The futility and frustration illustrated in the WikiLeaks documents should provide a wide opening for a much-needed discussion on the human and financial costs of war in Afghanistan that far outstrip any conceivable security benefits.

July 27, 2010

When the balance between the powerful and the powerless gets this big what we need isn't sucking up (or standing back), it's standing tough.

July 15, 2010

Eric Alterman asks, should Americans be proud of what Obama has done so far, or has he succeeded only in passing weak reforms?

July 13, 2010

Obama needs to win the deficit vs. investment battle in order to stop joblessness from leaving deep scars in our country, Katrina vanden Heuvel tells Fareed Zakaria.

June 28, 2010

Some pointers for the president's meeting with King Abdullah.

June 28, 2010

The Nation's D.C. Editor guest-hosts MSNBC's The Ed Show starting tonight at 6PM. 

June 28, 2010

Here we are again, if a general and a president are at odds—it must be a manhood-measuring contest.

June 24, 2010

More than six months after the implementation of McChrystal's strategy, it's clear that the policies Obama endorsed in Afghanistan are failing on all fronts.

June 23, 2010

The progressive groups that unsuccessfully backed Bill Halter in Arkansas scored a victory with Elaine Marshall in North Carolina Tuesday night.

June 22, 2010