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Taking on the Pentagon, with its mega-budget and its mega-power, may be the hardest task Barack Obama faces.

How millions of Obama volunteers can go to work for a progressive agenda.

Obama's too smart to allow the ideas of the past to define his presidency. Yet Timothy Geithner is an architect and enabler of the unfolding crisis.

Jeremy Scahill on President-elect Obama's questionable foreign policy team. Plus: Bolano's 2666.

The Nation's Ari Melber discusses why the progressive netroots are somewhat unhappy with Obama's cabinet picks to date.

Wall Street was buoyed by the appointment of Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary. But that can't offset worries that deflation will compound our economic woes.

Obama would rather have his rivals inside the tent peeing out, while Americans want a government that urinates very far away from the tent.

Reject the old-boy network whose sexism, stupidity and greed helped drive our current financial crisis. How about Sheila Bair for Treasury Secretary?

To avoid the mistakes of the past, there are two basic criteria: First, no Wall Streeters; second, no one who helped create the current crisis.

Every sweetheart deal the Bush administration makes threatens to hobble Obama's ability to deliver on his promise of change.

Blogs

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

There's a reason corporations want the TPP negotiations secret—it wouldn’t pass otherwise.

May 15, 2014

The right-wing attack machine defeats Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head DOJ Civil Rights Division.

March 5, 2014

Money spent on lobbying in DC now enjoys a 22,000% return on investment.

February 25, 2014

It’s a big moment for hundreds of thousands of workers, as well as progressive activists.

February 12, 2014

Issuing executive orders is nothing new, especially with regard to federal contractors. So why the vitriol?

February 11, 2014

The Republican in charge of the House Intelligence Committee says journalists should be prosecuted for reports based on Edward Snowden’s leaks.

February 4, 2014