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Executive Branch

Executive Branch news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 11, 2009

    Science and Supposition

    The new Obama protocols on scientific research will influence not just stem cells but climate change, genetics, sex education and food safety.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • March 6, 2009

    Overreacting to Obama’s Budget

    Jon Stewart surveys the crackpot coverage of President Obama's record-breaking budget.

    The Daily Show

  • March 5, 2009

    Comes the Change

    Obama's first budget is an audacious plan to transform America. But in sad testament to how deeply we've fallen, it is not bold enough.

    Robert L. Borosage

  • February 24, 2009

    Too Big Not to Fail?

    If it really is time for accountability, we should start by holding banks and financial institutions responsible for their actions and not allow them to rob us again with TARP II.

    James S. Henry

  • February 18, 2009

    Obama’s War?

    Obama's escalation threatens to make Bush's war his own. There's still time to change direction.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

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  • February 18, 2009

    Bipartisan Bust

    As the GOP chooses to be the party of No, Obama takes his case to a largely supportive nation. It's up to him to claim his mandate.

    the Editors

  • February 12, 2009

    Great Expectations for Obama

    Is the watered-down stimulus bill a signal of a more ambitious agenda for Obama or a harbinger of reduced expectations?


  • 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