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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.

He has significantly pivoted US policy on torture. But where the president stands on warrantless wiretapping should give progressives some cause for concern.

Why do people like Larry Summers, Tim Geithner and Gary Gensler keep getting the Obama administration's plum jobs?

When the government is organizing a movement to back the government in the name of progressive politics, something is seriously awry.

Obama can ensure his recovery plan is untainted by corruption and waste by mandating controls that track where money flows and evaluate results.

The Bush era is coming to an end. But is it a new era of progressive government? The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel and others discuss the possibilities.

Warning sign one: Obama plans a "fiscal responsibility summit." Warning sign two: entitlements are on the table.

With realism, grit and hope, Obama begins a new era: his first hundred days will be a decisive test of his resolve and vision.

Blogs

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

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

January 28, 2014