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The Obama administration is focused on cutting healthcare costs, but that may be easier said than done.

So far, there's much to be optimistic about. But the bank bailout and Afghanistan policy are cause for continued concern.

Listen to full audio of The Nation's spirited Washington DC forum, "Obama @ 100: A Progress Report from The Nation."

Three months into the Obama era, the euphoria of the election has begun to dissipate.

President Obama needs to ditch the idiot savants of high finance and bring in advisers dedicated to doing something more than gaming the economy.

For the Labor Department damaged by eight years of Bush neglect, help is finally on the way.

The upcoming UN-sponsored Durban Review Conference tests America's willingness to offer global leadership to combat bigotry and injustice.

While the Obamas were in Europe the House and Senate approved the president's $3 trillion budget. But the battle isn't over. What will be cut and what will remain?

If ever there was a time for bold US leadership, this is it.

Andrew Bacevich, author of The Limits of Power, weighs in on how President Obama failed to consider the containment option in Afghanistan.

Blogs

It is worth pausing to consider how far things have moved since the Snowden revelations.

June 2, 2015

"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