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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.

Blogs

Treating the choice of the next Federal Reserve chair as an election campaign will bring citizens into the debate and raise vital issues.

July 30, 2013

A bipartisan coalition wanted to prevent President Obama from going ahead with his plan to provide US military aid to Syrian rebels. But House Republican leaders prevented a real oversight vote.

July 24, 2013

Politicians from President Obama to Republican leaders are introducing legislation aimed at fixing the challenge of balancing family and careers.

July 23, 2013

And it's time for Congress to recognize that.

July 22, 2013

The president is right to encourage a rethink of laws that are not "contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see.”

July 20, 2013

In the Powder River Basin, coal companies are pushing to unlock more carbon pollution each year than the Keystone KL pipeline. 

July 11, 2013

Today's strike is designed to pressure the president to use his executive authority to raise labor standards for federal contracting.

July 2, 2013

The president committed to leading an international effort against climate change—but he remains undecided about the Keystone XL pipeline.

June 26, 2013

Congress should always check and balance plans to support rebels in foreign conflicts. But thatrsquo;s especially true when 70 percent of Americans think it’s a bad idea.

June 18, 2013

Data drive a money-and-media election complex that is rapidly turning American democracy into an American Dollarocracy, where election campaigns are long on technical savvy but short, very short, on vision.

June 11, 2013