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Barack Obama news and analysis from The Nation
December 20, 2007
South Carolina: Inside the ‘Black Primary’
As Clinton and Obama square off in South Carolina, a window opens on the fractured state of black politics. It’s been an extended soul search. And it ain’t over yet.
December 13, 2007
The Obama Effect
Have the dreams of the civil rights movement been realized or deferred?
December 6, 2007
The Audacity of Oprah
The combined power of Oprah & Obama could reinvigorate our embattled political landscape.
Patricia J. Williams
November 8, 2007
A visionary candidate for a new America.
Michael Eric Dyson
October 4, 2007
How Different Are the Top Three Dems?
Clinton, Edwards, Obama: behind the branding, they’re more similar than you think.
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October 1, 2007
Clinton and Obama: Running on Ambien
Can America survive the tedium of its black and female candidates?
September 17, 2007
Democrats Sizzle in Iowa
It felt a bit like Election Day in Iowa this weekend, as Democratic candidates at Senator Tom Harkin’s Steak Fry served up appetizers of the campaign to come.
August 15, 2007
Hillary Pushes the Button
What in the world was Clinton thinking when she attacked Obama for pledging not to use nuclear weapons in the hunt for Osama bin Laden?
April 6, 2007
Jesse Jackson Can’t Help Obama
Obama thinks Jackson’s endorsement will give him a rocket boost with black voters. It won’t.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
April 3, 2007
Obama’s Community Roots
Barack Obama’s political vision grew out of his early experiences as a community organizer in Chicago.