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Executive Branch

Executive Branch news and analysis from The Nation

  • 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

  • January 30, 2009

    Obama’s Security Priorities

    He has significantly pivoted US policy on torture. But where the president stands on warrantless wiretapping should give progressives some cause for concern.

    Aziz Huq


  • January 28, 2009

    Never Say You’re Sorry

    Why do people like Larry Summers, Tim Geithner and Gary Gensler keep getting the Obama administration's plum jobs?

    Chris Hayes

  • January 28, 2009

    Beyond Hope

    When the government is organizing a movement to back the government in the name of progressive politics, something is seriously awry.

    Gary Younge

  • January 28, 2009

    The Power of Transparency

    Obama can ensure his recovery plan is untainted by corruption and waste by mandating controls that track where money flows and evaluate results.

    Greg LeRoy

  • January 26, 2009

    A New Era in Government?

    The Bush era is coming to an end. But is it a new era of progressive government? The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel and others discuss the possibilities.


  • January 22, 2009

    Hail Caesar!

    Warning sign one: Obama plans a "fiscal responsibility summit." Warning sign two: entitlements are on the table.

    Alexander Cockburn