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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.

Blogs

After months of progressive organizing, President Obama will increase wages for future federal contract workers. 

January 28, 2014

Will Obama's State of the Union address be too lackluster to make a difference? 

January 27, 2014

Will Obama move the conversation on inequality forward?

January 27, 2014

The American Legislative Exchange Council is circulating a "Model Policy" resolution endorsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

January 24, 2014

President Obama can and should take smart steps without Congress. 

January 21, 2014

Obama did do something of potentially great significance today: open the door for Congress to make the big changes that he won’t. 

January 17, 2014

Obama is right to address concerns about intelligence gathering. But that's not enough to restore privacy protection.

January 17, 2014

A transcript of the president's speech on national security and intelligence reforms

January 17, 2014

Obama’s Review Group is about to join a federal judge in blasting the NSA’s data collection overreach, it appears.

December 17, 2013

How do the two trailblazers compare?

December 11, 2013