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The quickest way to Rahm Emanuel's bad side: put progressive pressure on conservative Democrats.

Are we heading for a Petraeus Moment in the Afghan War, along with a titanic civilian-military clash of wills?

If Obama leads, the people will rally to his side. A good way to remind voters of the bold change they voted for last fall: ordering a hard cap on executive pay.

The Nation's Chris Hayes weighs in on steady growth of "bizarre mythology" about Obama and the ongoing witchunt aimed at his administration.

We crave drama, but we're not getting it, except in the form of racist rallies.

Imagine that George W. Bush had been allowed a third term as president, had run and had won or stolen it, and that we were all now living (and dying) through it.

With the change in Pepfar guidelines, the Obama administration opens new opportunities to link AIDS work and family planning and strengthen health systems in developing countries.

Nation blogger Melissa Harris-Lacewell discusses Obama's declining poll numbers and what the president needs to do to make a comeback.

The Nation's Ari Melber discusses four major steps that President Obama should undertake to prevent his ratings from declining and gain more support for healthcare reform.

The future of progressive politics and the nature of the American social contract, not to mention the lives and health of millions of our fellow citizens, are up for grabs.

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At least a dozen bills are pending in Congress, with top lawmakers calling for reform.  

September 24, 2013

The Nation asks Secretary Perez about forthcoming regulations, changing work and Obama administration appearances with Walmart.

September 11, 2013

The Obama administration claims it doesn't need congressional authorization to strike Syria. So what’s the point of asking Congress to vote?

September 4, 2013

A proposed regulatory change would extend some basic federal protections to long-excluded domestic workers.

August 15, 2013

The nominee for US ambassador to the United Nations said Security Council authorization should not be necessary for military action. 

July 17, 2013

Harry Reid forces the hand of Senate Republicans on nominations. But he should not take the “nuclear option” off the table anytime soon.

July 16, 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

Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen warns that without Labor Board confirmations, 'management can do whatever they want in terms of workers’ rights.'

June 23, 2013

Good Jobs Nation says that ten strikers from the Ronald Reagan Building food court were initially told they couldn’t come back to work.

May 23, 2013

The head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance discusses disappointments dealt by Democratic politicians, the challenges of sustaining non-union labor groups and how to confront the coming care crisis.

April 5, 2013