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The uproar over intemperate remarks by Obama's former pastor reveals all that's repellant in our national discourse over race, religion and politics.

How Saul Alinsky would plan Obama's inauguration, and his government.

What issues matter to Ohio's blue-collar voters? JoAnn Wypijewski reports from the campaign trail.

He should denounce the attacks themselves as racist propaganda.

Obama can take the rhetorical high road, but he should have some mean stokers in the engine room.

He calls private security forces "unaccountable" but may use them in Iraq. Meanwhile, Clinton wants to ban them. UPDATED

Barack Obama has hastened his timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq, setting the stage for an election battle with John McCain and the forces of neoconservatism.

Voters drawn to Barack Obama are often criticized as naive. But appeals to our collective hope for a more decent society are core to the American experience.

All of us, of whatever race, want a fresh start. That's what "change" means right now: Get us out of here!

The depth and substance of Obama's youth phenomenon has yet to be tested.

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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

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

“Our Postal Service is in need of true reform, not ill-advised, counterproductive attempts to slash service.”

March 13, 2014