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The president has shown a troubling unwillingness to acknowledge the wrongs the Bush administration committed.

Don't exhaust the Treasury to keep insolvent financial giants alive. The government should liquidate failed banks, sell off their assets and let shareholders eat the dust.

Geithner was condescending, vague and infuriating as he lectured us on the troubled financial system, feeding a suspicion that he's still working for the other side.

If you still get those chatty e-mails from the Obama campaign, remind them that we voted for a community organizer from Chicago, not some hack carrying water for Wall Street.

Bipartisanship promises to be even harder to achieve on human rights than it is on a stimulus package. Two pending decisions at the United Nations will reveal the depth of the administration's commitment.

Labor secretary-designee Hilda Solis is not a toxic asset in the Obama personnel portfolio. The GOP is wrong to equate her husband's tax dispute with the infractions of high rollers like Geithner and Daschle.

A panel discussion on progressive change in the Obama era,
with Eli Pariser, William Greider, Patricia Williams and Lawrence Korb.

For the sake of the country, his presidency and peace in South Asia, Obama should take the US-led military escalation in Afghanistan off the table.

At almost every level, his choices of people and policy have been calibrated to appease the establishment.

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel and right wing radio host Laura Ingraham debate the impact of Daschle on Obama's agenda.

Blogs

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