Barack Obama has mobilized the most connected national constituency in history. But can he use it to govern?
It's time for progressives to create coalitions and craft smart strategies that will push Obama and the new Congress to seize this moment.
Don't assume that the end of the Bush administration marks the end of the imperial presidency he established.
Richard Kim and Sarah Posner on the Obama's controversial embrace of Rick Warren. Plus: Ari Berman on Howard Dean's legacy and more.
Obama's selection of Rick Warren as an inauguration speaker has infuriated liberals and conservatives. Here's why.
Pulitzer Prize winner James Risen discusses the rise in executive power during Bush's tenure and the media's failure after 9/11.
When Obama needs a hammer, National Security Adviser James Jones will provide one.
This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that the best presidents are humble, open to new options and eager to learn.
Glenn Greenwald discusses the implications of lame duck Bush actions on Barack Obama's plan to close Gitmo.
This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that the success of the new President will depend on his ability to initiate a transition from postindustrial society to a new era of civilization.