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So now we have Rambo Obama, a steely warrior who hurls death-dealing drones at anyone who threatens the good old USA. Including children.

Medical marijuana plant

The administration promised a sensible approach to drug policy. So why are the feds attacking the medical marijuana industry?

Even after it was known that Jamie Dimon’s bank blew more than $2 billion, Barack Obama still had praise for the intellect of his political backer.

Barack Obama

The president’s endorsement of same-sex marriage is a testament to the generations of activists who waged a brave and often lonely battle for gay rights.

Once again President Barack Obama has come tantalizingly close to being terrific.

What exactly does the president mean when he promises a “clear timeline to wind down the war"?

Barack Obama

As in a Rorschach test, people see in him what they want to see. Why don’t we look at his record?

The Supreme Court continues its hearings on President Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act today in Washington D.C.

To its shame, the Obama administration continues to defend its role in the case of a jailed Yemeni journalist.

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Conservatives attack President Obama as a Jimmy Carter, but he's really more of a George H.W. Bush.

June 17, 2011

The Obama Administration seems determined to push Elizabeth Warren out the door at the very moment it needs her the most.

June 9, 2011

If the institutional norms of 2009 matched those of 1967, Barack Obama would be hailed as one of this country’s great liberal presidents.

June 6, 2011

The rejection of Nobel Prize–winning economist Peter Diamond for the Fed Board illustrates how the GOP is systematically blocking well-qualified Obama nominees.

June 6, 2011

Pepe le Pew meets Michelle.

May 27, 2011

A democratic Middle East makes America more safe, says Nation contributor Melissa Harris-Perry.

May 19, 2011

Princeton Professor Cornel West says the president has failed to deliver to America's for the constituencies that voted him into office, The Nation's Melissa Hariss-Perry says that criticism is too vague.

May 18, 2011

The Obama campaign is fundraising off the birthers.

May 18, 2011

Enrollment at for-profit colleges has surged dramatically in past years. But these institutions often lack accreditation and have dismal records of job placement--and the cost of attendance isn't cheap.

May 17, 2011

Jon Stewart paid a visit to Fox News' Bill O'Reilly to debate Fox News' hip hop double standard.

May 16, 2011