By doing things like ending the Iraq war, Obama closed the book on those topics that reminded people why they hated his predecessor.
Obama lost on policy. He may yet win on politics.
When the background-check bill went down in the Senate, Obama lost on policy. But with yet another piece of evidence against Republican obstruction, he may yet win on politics.
What Margaret Thatcher could teach Obama-era pundits
Barack Obama's critics—and many of his supporters—assume a leader who polarizes the population has failed. Margaret Thatcher's many eulogists do not share that view.
Hillary Clinton Would Not 'Clear the Field' for 2016
Hillary Clinton would not 'clear the field' for 2016.
For Obama, No Second-Term Policy Goals is Shrewd Politics
Never mind the Beltway brahmins: For the president, not having much of a second-term agenda may be good politics.