Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Is Leveraging Her Power As "Mom-in-Chief"

She's using her influence to promote change for working families.

The Worst Wing
March 24, 2014

Inside the unhappiest White House office.

There Is No Childhood Obesity Epidemic
February 27, 2014

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade” said the front-page headline of yesterday’s New York Times, in what the paper described as a “stunning” drop.

Russian Olympian Irina Rodnina Blames Racist Obama Tweet on a Hacker
February 10, 2014

In September, Olympic torch ligher Irina Rodnina tweeted a doctored, racist photo of Obama and vocally defended it. Five months later, she's figured out a better explanation.

What Comes After First Lady?
January 19, 2014

Lawyer? Diet-product spokeswoman? Reality TV show host?

Michelle Obama Is a Feminist, Not a "Feminist's Nightmare"
November 22, 2013

Media orgs troll the feminist blogosphere to get attention. A new attack on Michelle Obama is the dumbest yet.

Late-Night Comedy, All Day Long
March 05, 2013

How Fallon, Kimmel and other shows are adapting to the viral age.

Inaugural Party Hopping: Kid, Indian-American, and Millennial Edition
January 20, 2013

Who says the well-connected have all the fun? TNR's Lydia DePillis visits some of Washington's less celebrated inaugural galas.

The Perpetual Failure to Understand Obama's Double Consciousness
October 04, 2012

The recent uproar over President Obama’s 2007 speech to black pastors is yet another example of how white people don't get it about black people.

Obama’s College Voter Trump Card
October 01, 2012

Obama doesn't need youth turnout to reach '08 levels to produce an electorate just as friendly to his cause.