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Can the entire narrative of the last few months of the Democratic nomination fight be found in the second Star Wars film?

As far as Hillary Clinton is concerned, if you disagree with her gas tax plan, you're an elitist.

Shelby Steele's book on Barack Obama, an outdated critique of identity politics, misses the candidate's essential power.

A conversation with Andrew Bacevich about what conservatives and progressives can hope for in the post-Bush era.

We'd expect Fox News to cover Barack Obama unfairly, but who knew the so-called "liberal media" would follow their lead so often?

Democratic activism and Obama's campaign have turned Doylestown, Pennsylvania, from solid red to purple--maybe even blue.

Can Barack Obama get racially mixed communities in Pennsylvania's small towns to bowl together?

If Obama's remarks on poor white voters were gauche, the responses they elicited have been galling.

He's not a real fighter. He's too pretty and doesn't want to get his looks messed up.

The future has arrived: progressives can make a difference to ensure Barack Obama is our next President.

Blogs

A top former Obama adviser explains how the president moved from a transformational leader to a transactional one.

October 19, 2010

One of Obama's most famous fans reemerges for the midterms, but at a careful distance.

October 12, 2010

It would be a mistake for President Obama to lurch toward the center in an attempt to regain his electoral footing.

October 6, 2010

Instead of installing another Washington insider in a top position, Obama should look for someone with credibility among the party's grassroots base.

October 4, 2010

It seems odd to quote Bill Clinton when it's Obama's recycling of Clintonite politicians that has helped get us into this mess, but there it is. "It's the economy, stupid."

September 30, 2010

Rahm's depature affords Obama a perfect opportunity to reconnect with his grassroots base.

September 30, 2010

In an exlusive video on TheNation.com, Ari Berman premieres the trailer for his new book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics.

September 27, 2010

Why did Obama keep Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers on staff when they helped lay the groundwork for the financial crisis?

September 20, 2010

Jeremy Scahill asks why former President George Bush deserves positive recognition for his contributions to the Iraq War.

September 2, 2010

 On the media, John McCain, "Hotel California," wives, ex-wives and shows at the Palladium.

August 28, 2010