Barak Obama

The guy achieved major liberal reforms in a country that fights them tooth and nail. Stop maligning him.

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Looking at the crisis in Crimea as a return to Soviet obscures more than it clarifies

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Now is an excellent time to start a debate about whether the U.S. should be attacking and invading other countries at all.

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When an American president says that a foreign leader must go, that conveys a commitment to doing something about it.

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A rhetorical shift that means a lot about politics

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Here's How We Should Think About the Inequality Debate

We need a whole new framework

"Inequality" is a concept too sweeping and cluttered to lead to useful solutions. Here's how we should actually think about it.

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Whether it is Jimmy Carter watching more than four hundred movies in the White House cinema or Barack Obama telling people that the flamboyant killer Omar on HBO’s “The Wire” is his favorite character, presidents have long engaged with pop culture. Below is a brief list—adapted from What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House—on how to avoid some of the perils of pop culture.

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Whether it is Jimmy Carter watching more than four hundred movies in the White House cinema or Barack Obama telling people that the flamboyant killer Omar on HBO’s “The Wire” is his favorite character, presidents have long engaged with pop culture. The content of that pop culture, however, has changed dramatically over the years.

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This year’s succession of power has been far from smooth. China’s political elite is clearly divided against itself.

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