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Executive Branch

Executive Branch news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 12, 2009

    Obama Backslides on ‘State Secrets’

    The president has shown a troubling unwillingness to acknowledge the wrongs the Bush administration committed.

    David Cole

  • February 12, 2009

    Bankrupt Bailout

    Don't exhaust the Treasury to keep insolvent financial giants alive. The government should liquidate failed banks, sell off their assets and let shareholders eat the dust.

    the Editors

  • February 11, 2009

    Tiny Tim Sings Off-Key

    Geithner was condescending, vague and infuriating as he lectured us on the troubled financial system, feeding a suspicion that he's still working for the other side.

    William Greider

  • February 11, 2009

    No Tough Love for Bankers

    If you still get those chatty e-mails from the Obama campaign, remind them that we voted for a community organizer from Chicago, not some hack carrying water for Wall Street.

    Robert Scheer

  • February 9, 2009

    How Will Obama Engage on Human Rights?

    Bipartisanship promises to be even harder to achieve on human rights than it is on a stimulus package. Two pending decisions at the United Nations will reveal the depth of the administration's commitment.

    Barbara Crossette


  • February 9, 2009

    Save the Solis Nomination

    Labor secretary-designee Hilda Solis is not a toxic asset in the Obama personnel portfolio. The GOP is wrong to equate her husband's tax dispute with the infractions of high rollers like Geithner and Daschle.

    John Nichols

  • February 6, 2009

    Progressives and Obama

    A panel discussion on progressive change in the Obama era, with Eli Pariser, William Greider, Patricia Williams and Lawrence Korb.

    Nation Audio

  • February 4, 2009

    Don’t Escalate in Afghanistan

    For the sake of the country, his presidency and peace in South Asia, Obama should take the US-led military escalation in Afghanistan off the table.

    the Editors

  • February 4, 2009

    Auguries in the Dawn of Obama-Time

    At almost every level, his choices of people and policy have been calibrated to appease the establishment.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • February 4, 2009

    Can Obama Rebound Over Tax Woes?

    The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel and right wing radio host Laura Ingraham debate the impact of Daschle on Obama's agenda.

    The Today Show