Barack Obama

Jesse Jackson Can’t Help Obama Jesse Jackson Can’t Help Obama

Obama thinks Jackson's endorsement will give him a rocket boost with black voters. It won't.

Apr 6, 2007 / Feature / Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama’s Community Roots Obama’s Community Roots

Barack Obama's political vision grew out of his early experiences as a community organizer in Chicago.

Apr 3, 2007 / Feature / David Moberg

L’√Čtranger L’√Čtranger

The media have fashioned an impossible portrait of Barack Obama: an American cleansed of the baggage of racism and slavery.

Feb 22, 2007 / Feature / Patricia J. Williams

Obama’s Impressive Youthroots Obama’s Impressive Youthroots

Barack Obama's youthful supporters are using Facebook and other social networking web tools to spark a movement that could make a real difference.

Feb 15, 2007 / Feature / Sam Graham-Felsen

Obama’s Media Maven Obama’s Media Maven

David Axelrod, Barack Obama's closest political adviser, is applying the lessons he learned from Chicago's ugly racialized politics.

Feb 6, 2007 / Feature / Chris Hayes

Obama’s Ruined Homeland Obama’s Ruined Homeland

In Kenya's Yala Swamp, where Senator Barack Obama traces his African roots, an Oklahoma-based company has wrecked a rich and delicate ecosystem.

Jan 31, 2007 / Feature / Laura Flanders