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Obama promised to reverse the most egregious aspects of Bush's faith-based policies. So why is he extending them?

Just because President Obama possesses African heritage doesn't mean he couldn't learn a thing or two about the continent's history.

Notwithstanding comparisons to FDR, BHO has proffered far less audacious proposals than we were led to expect.

Since Obama traced his dazzling arc to the presidency, his stance on gay rights has become murkier, and more Clintonian.

The president gets mixed grades on his promises of transparency: good to the public and the press, not so good to the other two branches.

This president does not need to make threats to champion democracy.

Taxing benefits may raise money for Obama's healthcare reform, but it would betray union members who gave up wage increases in order to get decent coverage.

Barack Obama may turn out to be the best pure politician we've seen since Ronald Reagan, but he's also head honcho for the globe's single great garrison state that lives off war and the preparations for future war.

Pushed by Obama to dismantle illegal settlements, Netanyahu manipulates the media to show Israel will end up in a civil war if the White House stands firm.

The biggest names in Wall Street banking are back to business as usual. And if they're wrong in declaring the financial crisis over, the big losers will be President Obama and the American taxpayer.

Blogs

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

The president’s “income inequality” address had plenty of strengths, but one big weakness.

January 28, 2014

The thirty-second president used Dickens’s tale to make the case for programs to aid the dispossessed. We should do the same.

December 24, 2013

The report from a White House review panel is a confirmation of pathology within the NSA, if not a perfect prescription for reform. 

December 19, 2013