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Barack Obama news and analysis from The Nation
November 15, 2017
Trump’s Cold-War Politics Are Hurting Ordinary Cubans
Recent US measures have compounded daily insecurities and hardships.
October 5, 2017
Trump’s Non-Sonic Attack on Cuba
Slashing Cuban embassy personnel and impeding travel sabotages the normalization process.
September 19, 2017
The Stark Difference Between Republicans and Democrats on Health Care Couldn’t Be Clearer
More and more Americans understand that health care should be a basic right, not a commodity that you purchase if you can afford it.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 5, 2017
Diplomacy With North Korea Has Worked Before, and Can Work Again
The war hawks are wrong when they say that past negotiations, like the 1994 Agreed Framework, didn’t make a difference.
August 29, 2017
Houston’s Human Catastrophe Started Long Before the Storm
Decades of neglect, inequality, and disenfranchisement mean that all Houstonians, but especially the poorest and most vulnerable, have been left utterly undefended.
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July 18, 2017
Democrats Are Trying to Win the 2018 Midterms in All the Wrong Ways
If there are 7 million Obama-to-Trump voters, why didn’t Trump’s vote total increase by 7 million?
June 20, 2017
Trump’s Very Honest Cabinet Meeting
“A genuinely historic percentage of the population finds you utterly repellant, Mr. President.”
June 15, 2017
Normalization With Cuba Has Been a Smashing Success—but Trump Wants to Destroy It
Obama’s rapprochement has overwhelming support from Cuban-Americans, the US business community, and the Cuban people.
June 13, 2017
The GOP Is Working Stealthily to Shred Health and Financial Protections for Ordinary Americans
It will take massive citizen mobilization to stop big parts of this abomination from coming into law.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 2, 2017
Trump Threatens to Rescind Obama’s Cuba Engagement—and Activists Fight Back
The advocacy community now includes travel agencies, airline and agricultural companies, and a growing number of politicians.