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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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In a world where baby steps donate progress, even a compromise seems like a stride. Will Barack Obama come throw and give the executive order to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell?

May 26, 2010

Sure, Obama has had a few achievements over the past year and a half, but perhaps there are larger reasons such as outsourcing jobs and rampant unemployment that explains a disgruntled America.

May 18, 2010

Confronted with evidence that he was wrong about the safety of offshore drilling—in the form of photos of the nightmarish Gulf of Mexico spill—California's governor withdraws support for offshore drilling. Will Obama do the same?

May 4, 2010

Obama is quick to say "justice" will be done in the Times Square bombing attempt, but what about the BP oil rig or Massey Energy? 

May 4, 2010

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