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Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Barack Obama

After the first presidential debate, the media follow-up focused almost exclusively on its theatrics and the implications for the “horse race.”

The impact of an Obama presidency is better answered by partisanship than race—but race still matters.

Young Obama supporter in 2008

Young voters gave Obama a decisive win in 2008. Four years later, the love affair is on the rocks.

Despite Obama's unquestionably varied record, progressives can't afford four years under a Romney-Ryan presidency. 

Both would rather talk about anything but Wall Street’s financing and control of both parties.

Whatever disappointments progressives have with Obama's first term, we have a profound interest in the popular rejection of the Romney/Ryan ticket.

Barack Obama

The stakes in 2012 and beyond.

A bullhorn with a sticker reading "Tax the Rich"

What a principled counterattack campaign against the GOP would look like.

Protest against Barack Obama

Where their interests overlap, progressive politics can thrive.

Blogs

The National Organization for Women's president says the Obamas have "screwed up" by praising Walmart.

June 6, 2013

Society is not post-racial. Barack and Michelle Obama need to stop telling young people of color otherwise.

June 5, 2013

Yesterday, Obama laid out the justification for killing US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki. But his reasoning had very little legal grounding at all. 

May 24, 2013

In the film Bulworth, a senator up for re-election starts calling it like it is. Mired in a second-term funk, why doesn’t Obama do the same?

May 21, 2013

We may have strong critiques of the current commander-in-chief, but let’s not forget that Richard Nixon was the president who perpetrated Watergate and a secret war in Cambodia.

May 16, 2013

Beware rocks that Republicans will be looking under at the confirmation hearings for President Obama’s Commerce Secretary-designee.

May 6, 2013

Obama’s “chained CPI” saves only half of what the estate tax exemption loses. Do dead millionaires really matter more than Social Security?

April 25, 2013

Smart Democrats know that getting on the wrong side of the austerity debate could strike a "damning blow" to the party's 2014 prospects.

April 14, 2013

If the president goes through with his chained-CPI gambit, seniors won't be the only ones taking a hit—his political fortunes, and those of his party, will too.

April 10, 2013