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  • September 9, 2009

    Tackling the Titans

    If Obama leads, the people will rally to his side. A good way to remind voters of the bold change they voted for last fall: ordering a hard cap on executive pay.

    the Editors

  • September 9, 2009

    The War on President Obama’s Czars

    The Nation's Chris Hayes weighs in on steady growth of "bizarre mythology" about Obama and the ongoing witchunt aimed at his administration.


  • September 2, 2009

    Obama’s Last Chance

    We crave drama, but we're not getting it, except in the form of racist rallies.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • September 1, 2009

    Bush’s Third Term?

    Imagine that George W. Bush had been allowed a third term as president, had run and had won or stolen it, and that we were all now living (and dying) through it.

    David Swanson

  • September 1, 2009

    Obama Unshackles Global AIDS Work

    With the change in Pepfar guidelines, the Obama administration opens new opportunities to link AIDS work and family planning and strengthen health systems in developing countries.

    Barbara Crossette

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  • August 24, 2009

    How Can Obama Win His Base Back?

    Nation blogger Melissa Harris-Lacewell discusses Obama's declining poll numbers and what the president needs to do to make a comeback.


  • August 12, 2009

    What Will Define the Next Six Months of Obama’s Presidency?

    The Nation's Ari Melber discusses four major steps that President Obama should undertake to prevent his ratings from declining and gain more support for healthcare reform.


  • August 11, 2009

    Your Questions About Health Care Reform Answered

    Ok, so there's been a lot of misinformation about proposals to reform the health insurance industry and provide (near) universal coverage. Understandable! It's complicated stuff. Herewith, I'll try to answer some questions.

    Chris Hayes

  • July 28, 2009

    Bend It Like Obama?

    The future of progressive politics and the nature of the American social contract, not to mention the lives and health of millions of our fellow citizens, are up for grabs.

    Chris Hayes

  • July 15, 2009

    Obama’s Faithful Flock

    Obama promised to reverse the most egregious aspects of Bush's faith-based policies. So why is he extending them?

    Sarah Posner