Tag: barack obama
  • Look Mom, I'm on TV
  • Nation Books authors Van Jones, Peter Dreier, and John Nichols give their political insights on national television.

  • The GOP War on Voting
  • In a campaign supported by the Koch brothers, Republicans are working to prevent millions of Democrats from voting next year.

  • Sanders vs. Debt Ceiling Deal
  • In a blog post for The Nation online, journalist John Nichols details the positions of Democrats who object to the compromise reached by the political establishment in Washington, DC, just prior to the August 2 default deadline.

  • How Not to Declare a War
  • The Obama administration's legal rationale for bombing Libya suggests that while George W. Bush may be gone, the imperial presidency isn't.

  • What an Obama Doctrine Can't Diagnose
  • Depending on who you listen to, the Obama administration's humanitarian intervention in Libya is either an illustration of an emerging foreign policy Obama doctrine or the lack thereof.

  • Spy Games
  • What's really at stake in the Raymond Davis case, a proxy struggle in which the old Pakistan is reasserting itself, pushing for recognition and a seat at the table.

  • Obama's Budget Is A Swing And A Miss
  • Obama's budget rejects the steep cuts advocated by Republicans and his deficit commission. But the president is still playing on the GOP’s turf by emphasizing cuts instead of jobs.

  • The Revolutionary Moment
  • If the world has a heart, it beats now for Egypt. Not, of course, the Egypt of President Hosni Mubarak but the Egypt of intrepid ordinary citizens.

  • Obama: Triangulation 2.0?
  • In the third year of his presidency, will Obama follow Clinton's "triangulation" example or adopt the liberal version of Reagan's strategy? 

  • WikiLeaking Covert Wars
  • The latest WikiLeaks dump has corroborated, in part, what sources recently told The Nation about covert military actions in over seventy-five countries.