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The media have fashioned an impossible portrait of Barack Obama: an American cleansed of the baggage of racism and slavery.

Barack Obama's youthful supporters are using Facebook and other social networking web tools to spark a movement that could make a real difference.

David Axelrod, Barack Obama's closest political adviser, is applying the lessons he learned from Chicago's ugly racialized politics.

In Kenya's Yala Swamp, where Senator Barack Obama traces his African roots, an Oklahoma-based company has wrecked a rich and delicate ecosystem.

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It isn't just a coincidence that the entire world seems to be at war at once. President Obama needs an army—of diplomats. 

July 21, 2014

Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009

July 10, 2014

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