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Warning sign one: Obama plans a "fiscal responsibility summit." Warning sign two: entitlements are on the table.

With realism, grit and hope, Obama begins a new era: his first hundred days will be a decisive test of his resolve and vision.

Coming to terms with a black American not as a symbol of protest, but as a symbol of power.

A sobering toast to the dubious achievements of the worst president in American history.

Love of country is expressed not just by civic virtue, but economic rights, rule of law and fair distribution of the nation's resources.

The New York Times columnist compares Obama's current Afghanistan strategy to JFK's escalation of Vietnam in the early 1960s.

The Nation's Chris Hayes discusses Obama's controversial choice of Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General.

So, why didn't they give peace a chance? Why did the leaders of Hamas and Israel not wait for the incoming US president's inauguration before mutually escalating hostilities?

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"The rush of modern civilization itself has raised for us new difficulties, new problems which must be solved..."

April 14, 2015

The great historian of Watergate chased Nixon down, as part of a crusade against executive abuses.

April 8, 2015

He’s just five simple steps away from being elected.

March 31, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

The Senate Intelligence Committee is absolutely right to respect transparency and accountability with release of report on Bush-Cheney era abuses.

December 9, 2014

Rand Paul and Barbara Lee are right: “The Constitution requires Congress to vote on the use of military force.”

November 24, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

The president gets support for humanitarian efforts, but wise voices warn of mission creep.

August 11, 2014

“The CIA’s misconduct threatens the institution of the Senate and its role in ensuring the proper oversight of our government,” Senator Leahy says.

August 1, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014