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President Barack Obama with Cardinal Sean O'Malley

The president must decide what is more important: pandering to the Catholic hierarchy or protecting women's health.

President Barack Obama

In a momentous strategic shift, President Obama has begun a military buildup in East Asia in a foolish attempt to intimidate China. It will bring blowback, and a greater risk of war.

Obama has failed not because he is a progressive in the mold of Franklin Delano Roosevelt but because he is not. 

Do the president's campaign e-mails and leadership style in general betray the heavy hand of big oil on his administration?

As the 2012 election draws closer, what can Obama learn from the many battles of Chile's most famous president?

Barack Obama

Facing a primary challenger might force Obama to embrace progressive ideals—and he can’t win 2012 if he doesn’t.

By pointing those who are the culprits of "the crime of the century," President Obama betrayed his promise of hope.

President Barack Obama

Is this a politician who, when faced with recalcitrant opposition, would rather switch than fight?

Barack Obama

Electoral racism may be dead, but is there a more subtle form of racism at work in the white flight from Obama?

President Barack Obama

With a record 46.2 million Americans living in poverty, it’s getting too late to give President Obama a pass on the economy.

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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

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014