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Barack Obama news and analysis from The Nation
March 4, 2021
Democrats Can Win in Ohio. Will They Choose the Right Strategy?
They must recreate the multiracial coalition that succeeded last year in Georgia and Arizona—and twice won the Buckeye State for Obama.
December 21, 2020
Can Biden Finish What Obama Started With Cuba?
Here’s a smart blueprint for returning to normalized relations.
December 17, 2020
From Obama to Trump: Eric Foner
Plus John Powers on John le Carré.
Start Making Sense
December 16, 2020
Biden’s Risky Peace Offering to Republicans
The president-elect thinks he can work with an opposition that only partly acknowledges his victory. Progressives need to prepare a Plan B.
December 14, 2020
Joe Biden Needs to Revive the Spirit of Tammany Hall
In the current crisis, Americans needs fewer high-minded speeches and more jobs and money.
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November 23, 2020
Democrats No Longer Have a Coalition
In the absence of Trump, the party faces an identity crisis.
October 28, 2020
The Return of the Trump-Obama Feud
Trump would rather go after the former president than Joe Biden. Obama is more than ready to hit back.
August 4, 2020
Government Accountability Has Been Long Gone in the US
From the beginning of the War on Terrorism to the 2008 recession, to the coronavirus pandemic, US government accountability has been missing in action.
Karen J. Greenberg
July 2, 2020
Tear Gas and Clubs in Lafayette Square Were Just the Beginning
Trump and Barr are turning to the “Occupy model” to crush the current uprising against police brutality.
June 24, 2020
How Long Can William Barr Get Away With Laughing at Justice?
The attorney general has corrupted the Department of Justice. It’s unclear if he will ever pay a price.