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Obama breaks new ground when it comes to war with Iran.

Barack Obama

Shouldn't it be obvious that birth control coverage is about women's health, not “religious freedom”?

The Obama administration's alternatives to large-scale military operations are, in some ways, far more drastic and dangerous for US interests around the globe.

Betrayal by the “good guys” for whom we have ended up voting has become the norm.

But Washington won't follow through unless the grassroots insurgency of Wisconsin and Occupy grows.

President Obama making calls to members of Congress

Obama and America's hundred-year struggle over healthcare reform.

The swirl of controversy over Jodi Kantor’s biography reflects deep cultural anxieties about the limits we place on women in power.

With the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, the president has brought Guantánamo-style justice to the United States.

The defense authorization bill that Congress passed and President Obama had threatened to veto will soon become law, a fact that should be met with public outrage.

President Barack Obama

The president has started talking like a populist. It took the Occupy movement to make him do it.

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One of Obama’s favorite TV shows warns him directly against the terror of drones.

December 10, 2012

There’s a sleeping giant on the sidelines of the most important legislative fight in the next four years.

December 2, 2012

Mitt and Barack had something of “a moment” during their meeting at the White House yesterday.

November 30, 2012

Barack Obama now has a higher percentage of the vote than Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, Bush—or Reagan in 1980.

November 26, 2012

Obama’s modestly enlightened statement has right-wingers in a tizzy. What would they say about Roosevelt’s proclamations decrying greed and celebrating “our sense of social justice”?

November 21, 2012

The trillion-dollar crusade isn’t making America drug-free—it’s making us the world's most incarcerated population. 

November 20, 2012

As the number of civilian casualties mounts, our nation's “kill list” only grows longer. 

November 19, 2012

The President's choice of venue--where the former military dictator massacred students in 1962--is a nod to his administration's careful non-endorsement of the Myanmar government.

November 19, 2012

The White House better let Israel know, quietly, to stand down. And then work for a real ceasefire. Fast.

November 16, 2012

The president's foreign policy news conference knocked down conspiracy theories and raised a glimmer of hope on talks with Iran. But worries remain about our engagement with Syria. 

November 14, 2012