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Obama delivers his inaugural address

President Obama’s symbolic recognition of minorities isn’t a substitute for policy, but it does matter.

Weldon Angelos

Cases like that of Weldon Angelos, who was given a fifty-five-year sentence for selling marijuana, cry out for mercy. But calls for clemency have fallen on deaf ears.

Drought in the midwest

Twenty twelve was the hottest year on record—and far past time for the president to lead on climate change.

John Kerry

Here are just a few things the Foreign Relations Committee should be asking Obama’s nominee for secretary of state.

Dan Quayle

In mythology, Cerberus is the three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades. How perfect a name for a company whose leaders have sold their souls.

Barack Obama

What remains of the initial Obama drive to reach out to Iran with an “engagement that is honed and grounded in mutual respect”?

Barack Obama

How did a community organizer and a constitutional law professor become an extrajudicial, drone-happy president? 

Barack Obama

As the infrastructure of many U.S. cities crumbles, the Pentagon continues to pump over a billion dollars into military bases throughout the Middle East. 

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

Barack Obama

We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Blogs

Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?

July 2, 2014

The Texas governor is now “a better person,” he says.

June 23, 2014

Liberal interventionists join GOP hawks and The Wall Street Journal in demanding war.

June 18, 2014

At Romney event in Utah, Christie says about Bridgegate, “It will be fine.”

June 16, 2014

Seventy-eight men who have been cleared for release remain in interminable detention. 

June 6, 2014

Two top Christie aides were subpoenaed in an ongoing investigation into the Port Authority slush fund.

June 2, 2014

Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel joins the The Diane Rehm Show to assess Obama's vision for America’s role in world affairs.

May 30, 2014

Not quite a neoconservative, Christie is still sounding a lot like, well, Hillary Clinton when it comes to world affairs.

May 29, 2014

Despite talk of a pivot to Asia, the US military‘s gaze has settled on Africa. 

May 28, 2014