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President Barack Obama with Cardinal Sean O'Malley

The president must decide what is more important: pandering to the Catholic hierarchy or protecting women's health.

President Barack Obama

In a momentous strategic shift, President Obama has begun a military buildup in East Asia in a foolish attempt to intimidate China. It will bring blowback, and a greater risk of war.

In our new landscape of imperial defeat, it’s remarkable how consistently things that are officially going so well are actually going so badly.

Obama has failed not because he is a progressive in the mold of Franklin Delano Roosevelt but because he is not. 

Do the president's campaign e-mails and leadership style in general betray the heavy hand of big oil on his administration?

As the 2012 election draws closer, what can Obama learn from the many battles of Chile's most famous president?

Barack Obama

Facing a primary challenger might force Obama to embrace progressive ideals—and he can’t win 2012 if he doesn’t.

By pointing those who are the culprits of "the crime of the century," President Obama betrayed his promise of hope.

President Barack Obama

Is this a politician who, when faced with recalcitrant opposition, would rather switch than fight?

Barack Obama

Electoral racism may be dead, but is there a more subtle form of racism at work in the white flight from Obama?

Blogs

Romney’s tax returns reveal he pays a lower rate than typical middle-class families—and there's a lot we still don’t know.

September 21, 2012

Romney’s doomed political strategy was born out of the same kind of arrogant, hidebound thinking that now colors every aspect of his party’s political ideology. 

September 21, 2012

Elizabeth Warren knocked Scott Brown out with a one-two punch: “Mitt Romney“ and a “Republican-controlled Senate.”

September 20, 2012

He’s already gotten what he really needs out of this election.

 

September 20, 2012

The chief sponsor of Pennsylvania’s voter ID throws in his thoughts on the “47 percent.”

September 20, 2012

The Massachusetts Republican says he’s an “independent senator.” But shouldn’t he answer the Romney question one way or the other?

September 19, 2012

His leaked remarks on Israel and Iran are more than mistakes—they prove Mitt Romney knows nothing about foreign policy. 

September 19, 2012

Romney should not be so dismissive of the tax-avoiding class. After all, he's one of them.

September 18, 2012

How will the leaked video, taken from a private fundraiser, affect the Romney's campaign?

September 18, 2012

Outside the Beltway, voters care more about Romney's poor policies than his political missteps. 

September 17, 2012