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Barack Obama news and analysis from The Nation
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.
May 18, 2020
Facing a Real Catastrophe With a Pretend President
With Trump AWOL and Biden keeping a low profile, there is no national leadership.
May 13, 2020
Racism Is All Trump Has Left
Facing a tough reelection fight, the president tries to rally his base with the bogeyman of Obama and a reassertion of racial hierarchy.
April 21, 2020
What Progressives Could Teach Joe Biden About Foreign Policy
There are several critical initiatives that the presumptive Democratic nominee should embrace.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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April 15, 2020
Can Obama Unite the Democrats Behind Biden?
Obama’s endorsement was a remarkable performance—and a reminder that he’s still an outsize talent in American politics. But was it persuasive?
April 6, 2020
How Obama-Era Economics Sold Us Short
Faced with the shattering 2008 crisis, Obama and his key advisers largely sought to restore the wobbly pre-crisis status quo.
March 12, 2020
From Resistance to Governing
Important differences between today’s political realities and the early Obama years are cause for hope.
March 9, 2020
The Dangers of Playing It Safe With Joe Biden
Amid a global pandemic and economic meltdown, going with the safest candidate could be dangerous.
February 14, 2020
What We Already Owe to Bernie Sanders
Clinton and Obama holdovers may control the Democratic Party’s machinery, but they no longer set the agenda.
Robert L. Borosage