Obama's signature economic reforms are under siege. Without a grassroots challenge to business as usual, we won't get the change we were promised, much less the change we need.
Assessing the stealth, subterfuge and delusion of the Cheney vice presidency.
The paper industry's tax loophole; healthcare reform protesters under arrest; apartheid victims' day in court; a Hillman award for The Nation.
So far, there's much to be optimistic about. But the bank bailout and Afghanistan policy are cause for continued concern.
With haters on the wane, what will the hate-seekers do?
Listen to full audio of The Nation's spirited Washington DC forum, "Obama @ 100: A Progress Report from The Nation."
Whoever now governs the country (a point on which there was no agreement) is likely to remain resolutely indifferent to the message of Left Forum 2009.
Jane Harman's wiretap, Chávez and Obama, justice in Guatemala, a remembrance of Walter Schneir
John Nichols on Michelle Obama's garden, R.H. Lossin on bounced-check fees, David Cole on the rule of law, Russian kudos for Stephen F. Cohen
Sarah Arnold on the Rockefeller drug laws; Ari Melber on Obama's citizen Q&A; Manning Marable on the life of Dr. John Hope Franklin; John Nichols on Arlen Specter's stab in the back.