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As Clinton and Obama square off in South Carolina, a window opens on the fractured state of black politics. It's been an extended soul search. And it ain't over yet.

Have the dreams of the civil rights movement been realized or deferred?

The combined power of Oprah & Obama could reinvigorate our embattled political landscape.

A visionary candidate for a new America.

Clinton, Edwards, Obama: behind the branding, they're more similar than you think.

Can America survive the tedium of its black and female candidates?

It felt a bit like Election Day in Iowa this weekend, as Democratic candidates at Senator Tom Harkin's Steak Fry served up appetizers of the campaign to come.

What in the world was Clinton thinking when she attacked Obama for pledging not to use nuclear weapons in the hunt for Osama bin Laden?

Obama thinks Jackson's endorsement will give him a rocket boost with black voters. It won't.

Barack Obama's political vision grew out of his early experiences as a community organizer in Chicago.

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How progressive was Obama’s State of the Union address? Nation editor-in-chief Katrina vanden Heuvel breaks down the president’s speech on The Brian Lehrer Show.

February 13, 2013

What didn't Obama say about immigration in his State of the Union address? The Nation’s Aura Bogado breaks it down at Democracy Now!

February 13, 2013

In his State of the Union address, the president reminded us that “deficit reduction is not an economic plan.” Will he be able to hold off the austerity-mongerers?

February 13, 2013

Labor welcomed the proposal, but what it means for tipped workers remains unclear.

February 13, 2013

Some undocumented immigrants expected more on immigration from Obama’s State of the Nation speech. 

February 13, 2013

The emotional highpoint of a bold and progressive speech was a demand that Congress address gun violence.

February 13, 2013

The president should rip Republican proposals to cut essential programs. But he should also spell out an investment agenda.

February 11, 2013

Members of the party of a sitting president have a higher responsibility to raise constitutional concerns about drone policy.

February 10, 2013

One picture might just speak a thousand words about Obama's balance stance on gun safety.

February 4, 2013

President Obama laid out the right vision—what will the anti-poverty movement do to help get us there?

January 25, 2013