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A modest proposal of words Barack Obama might say when he takes the oath of office in Washington on Tuesday.

Many comparisons have been made between Obama and FDR. But the forty-fourth president will have a very different first 100 days.

Jon Stewart does a hilarious job of comparing Obama and Bush's very different styles of conducting press conferences.

The election of Barack Obama brought unprecedented hope to students and educators, now it's time to turn that energy into action.

If Rick Warren, Barack Obama and the gay community can find common ground, it'll be on civil, not religious, grounds. So let's separate church and state.

Don't assume that the end of the Bush administration marks the end of the imperial presidency he established.

The president-elect's seemingly unflappable temperament gets spoofed by SNL's Fred Armisen.

Obama's choice to give the invocation at his inauguration is a slap at progressives and a bow to the religious right.

We get it. He's pragmatic. But what does that mean--politically and philosophically?

Barack Obama's electoral victory is momentous but ethereal. Progress is eroded when not pushed forward--and there is still much yet to be done.

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It isn't just a coincidence that the entire world seems to be at war at once. President Obama needs an army—of diplomats. 

July 21, 2014

Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009

July 10, 2014

While Obama has begun to act on what the country needs, Republican obstruction refuses to pass bills and solve problems.

July 9, 2014

Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?

July 2, 2014

Liberal interventionists join GOP hawks and The Wall Street Journal in demanding war.

June 18, 2014

Seventy-eight men who have been cleared for release remain in interminable detention. 

June 6, 2014

Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel joins the The Diane Rehm Show to assess Obama's vision for America’s role in world affairs.

May 30, 2014

Despite talk of a pivot to Asia, the US military‘s gaze has settled on Africa. 

May 28, 2014

Climate change “has moved firmly into the present,” a massive new report finds. But its politics have regressed. 

May 6, 2014

The president should be proposing new rules for importers who manufacture their products overseas, but don’t hold your breath.

April 23, 2014