In an exclusive interview with The Nation, David Plouffe, former campaign manager of Obama for America, talks healthcare, messaging, and organizing after election day.
There are the things the president is doing that he said he would do. These actions can draw plenty of criticism, but not genuine shock. Then there are the things he is not doing which he said he would do.
One year after young voters and organizers helped propel President Obama to victory, are "Obama's youth" still active?
If Obama and his progressive allies hope to defeat the latest assault on federal power, they will need to go beyond his artful ambivalence.
Remembering Senator Edward Kennedy, who broke barriers of personality and partisanship.
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.
A woman of passion and principle traces the history of the American left. At 101, she's still with us.
All is not well in Obamafanland, as disenchanted supporters entertain the possibility that he is not, in fact, going to save the world.
Obama's hybrid approach to healthcare reform will succeed if progressives come together to support smart, incremental improvements in public programs.
If the United States ever wishes to leave Afghanistan, it requires a sustained engagement using all elements of national power--military, economic and diplomatic.