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Shelby Steele's book on Barack Obama, an outdated critique of identity politics, misses the candidate's essential power.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

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Congress needs to amend the financial reform bill to demand an audit and accountability.

May 3, 2010

Unlike Obama, and Reagan, she celebrates power for the sake of power.

April 18, 2010

 Immigration is shaping up to be one of the next big fights, and it has the potential to be far, far messier—and more violent—than the health care battle.

March 26, 2010

Obama's latest fix is a step in the right direction, but just a step.

March 26, 2010

 After early struggles and White House hurdles, Obama's grassroots arm says it helped swing tangible votes for health care reform.

March 22, 2010

 A new participatory documentary captures the excitement of Obama's election.

March 10, 2010

The president needs a new speechwriter because, right now, he's reinforcing GOP messaging.

March 5, 2010

The fates of Iran and Iraq are inextricably linked. But Obama doesn't seem to get it.

March 5, 2010

For more than a year, President Obama remained on the sidelines of the health care debate -- chiming in now and again with sometimes-inspired, sometimes-disappointing rhetoric about broad values while members of Congress did the heavy lifting.

February 22, 2010

President Obama has labored to unite different political factions with policy compromises and conciliatory speeches. But it was Obama's incisive grappling at the Republican retreat last week that really lit a bipartisan fire, drawing politicos and commentators of all stripes to call for more questions sessions for the President and the opposition party.

February 3, 2010