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

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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.

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

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According to Washington, the crisis of the hour is the debt ceiling. According to ordinary Americans, the crisis is unemployment.

July 26, 2011

When it comes down to it, President Obama’s 2008 pledge to freeze tax rates on the middle class is a real danger to the future of progressive politics. 

July 25, 2011

New polling suggests liberal disapproval of Obama has spiked since he began talking of putting Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security “on the table” in negotiations with GOP. Vermont Senator says of the moment: “I think it would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there to begin contrasting a progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama believes he’s doing.”

July 23, 2011

President Obama and Republican leaders are floating another grand bargain, and like the last one, this is regressive and undemocratic.

July 22, 2011

Obama's deal could include deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, without addressing the need for new revenues. That's a bad deal—and progressives are speaking out against it.

July 21, 2011

 The public loves President Obama's rhetoric of austerity and responsibility, but it signals a turn away from the liberal project.

July 21, 2011

Massachusetts might well elect Warren to the Senate, where she could lead the fight for reform.

July 19, 2011

Republican presidential candidates say we should not raise the debt ceiling. Have they lost their minds?

July 12, 2011

The president has reportedly proposed raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. That's bad fiscal policy, bad economics and bad politics.

July 12, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel explains how we have to shift the budget debate from one centered around Washington’s debt crisis into one that looks at the full picture of America’s jobs crisis.

July 11, 2011