Tag: obama
  • Syria: The Case for Diplomacy
  • As the international community finds itself mired in a debate about how to address the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the search for answers remains elusive. 

     

  • Diane Ravitch, the Anti-Rhee
  • Diane Ravitch, the 72-year-old preeminent historian of American education, tweets often and to serious result. In the past year, they've become a major front in her way against "school reform" or "school privatization."

  • 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.

  • Jim Messina, Obama's Enforcer
  • The president's re-election campaign manager, Jim Messina, a longtime aide to Montana Senator Max Baucus who entered Obamaworld in June 2008 as the campaign's chief of staff, has alienated grassroots constituencies with his hardball tactics.

  • The Dangerous US Game in Yemen
  • The United States has unintentionally helped weaken Yemeni President Saleh's regime. For years, US policy neglected Yemen's civil society, focusing instead on hunting down terrorists. These operations caused the deaths of dozens of civilians, fuelling popular anger against Saleh.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Obama Agenda: 5 Big Ideas for 2011
  • Tuesday's State of the Union will be one of the most closely watched of Obama's presidency. Five prominent Democratic strategists on how Obama can stand strong against a divided Congress.

  • 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.

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