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Barack Obama news and analysis from The Nation
May 26, 2017
Conservatives Complain That Republicans Have a Liberal Bias
Trump’s negative media coverage is being driven not by Democrats but by law-enforcement sources and pissed-off Republicans.
May 22, 2017
What Explains Trump’s Sharp About-Face on Saudi Arabia?
It has more than a little to do with the power of the Saudi lobby—as well as the administration’s deep hostility toward Iran.
May 17, 2017
Trump Is Poised to Plunge Deeper Into the Afghan Quagmire
More US troops cannot stabilize the corrupt and despised government in Kabul.
Michael T. Klare
May 16, 2017
Are Trump’s Friendly Overtures to Autocrats a Break With Diplomatic Tradition?
The military bases America keeps in 45 less-than-democratic nations are evidence of our long-standing collaboration with repressive regimes.
May 5, 2017
Centrist Macron Beats Back the National Front—and the Spread of Trumpism
The world could not afford another Trump ally in power.
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May 2, 2017
The Military Now Runs US Foreign Policy
And as Trump’s recent turnabout shows, the establishment will brook no dissent from the reigning orthodoxy.
April 28, 2017
No One Talks About Life After Deportation; These Mexican Activists Are Changing That
A network of migrant activists is helping deportees and returnees readjust to life in the country.
April 27, 2017
Do We Need Obama in the Trump Resistance?
We’ve got a president who wants to take away people’s health care, build a border wall, and ban refugees. Should Obama attack him directly?
April 26, 2017
The People Have Spoken: They Want More Government
So let’s give it to them, by building a high-wage economy that protects workers, not banks and corporations.
April 26, 2017
Deported: A Father of Three Torn From His Family
Within hours of being pulled over for a broken headlamp, José Alvarez was deported to Mexico.
Leighton Akio Woodhouse