"It kind of feels like a love story where the affair has dimmed," Katty Kaye said of Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel’s new assessment on Obama’s presidency, in an interview with Katrina on the Diane Rehm Show. In her recently published work The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama, Katrina reflects on the political successes and failures of Obama’s first term, and the need for progressives to navigate the current era with "determined idealism." Click here to listen to the full conversation. To read more of her analyses of current events, you can read her columns here.

—Teresa Cotsirilos