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Battleground 2012: Can Obama Win North Carolina Again?

In this crucial swing state, organizers are betting that a strong grassroots ground game can defeat Romney’s Super PAC cash.

Obamacare(s) for Women

The Affordable Care Act extends coverage to almost 14 million women. Ladies, give the president a hand.

The lessons Washington can't draw from the failure of the military option.

Obama ran a campaign against the foreign policy of the Bush Administration. And then he followed directly in their footsteps.

How would Americans react if air power was used in the US the way it's been used in Afghanistan?

Revelations about Obama's drone assassinations led to official outrage—against the leakers. It's the policy that warrants investigation.

How Obama’s targeted killings, leaks and the Everything-Is-Classified State have fused.

Barack Obama

Liberals raised a ruckus over Bush’s abuses. Let’s hold this president to the same standard.

Blogs

A response to Robert Dreyfuss, Reed on the facts behind the State of the Union Address and reader mail.

January 28, 2011

The American public will see the value of Obama's messages as Democrats and Republicans work out the details.

January 27, 2011

The president's adviser offered few specifics of how the president planned to make promised new investments while observing a five-year domestic spending freeze.

January 27, 2011

In the State of the Union speech, Barack Obama did get applause for saying that the US stands with the people of Tunisia. Now, he didn't mention the two decades of support the US had given the dictatorship.
 

January 26, 2011

Obama's strong defense of Social Security is a win for progressives, who campaigned to preserve New Deal safety net. But this was neither a progressive nor a conservative speech; it was old-school centrist from start to finish.

January 26, 2011

Obama will deliver his take on the State of the Union tonight, and while Congress has bickered about bipartisan seating, it doesn't matter where anyone sits because the profiteers who define what’s possible in our politics have already barred any serious solution to what ails us.

January 25, 2011

President Obama is going to have a good night. His speech will be a success. But what about the policies? Will he signal a right turn with an eye toward the 2012 election or do what's right for the country in 2011?

January 25, 2011

Senator Bernie Sanders and progressive groups are urging the president to avoid any talk of cutting Social Security. Instead, Sanders says, he should use the SOTU to "stand by your campaign promises to strengthen Social Security."

January 24, 2011

The government of The Great Regression tries to repeal healthcare and some long-forgotten silver screen classics.

January 20, 2011

A new Republican Congress eager to please corporations is expected. We weren't expecting such an open display of eagerness from Obama.

January 19, 2011