Obama

Meet the 11 Russians and Ukrainians That the U.S. Is Sanctioning
March 17, 2014

They're all banned from entering the U.S.

Teddy Roosevelt, Not-So-Great Reformer
What Washington-focused liberals miss about Progressivism
March 14, 2014

The liberal consensus is that Teddy Roosevelt was a great progressive. But his popularity makes it hard to see an alternative: progressivism with power not in the hands of corporate managers, or oligarchs. 

An Incoherent Harper's Essay Suggests There's No Difference Between Obama and Republicans
Left-wing naivete about right-wing radicalism
March 12, 2014

A new Harper's essay attacks Obama from the left—and is incoherent about the vast gap between liberals and conservatives

Putin's Been Wanting Crimea for a Long, Long Time
March 05, 2014

Vladimir Putin isn't invading Crimea or trying to secure the land around which his warm-water fleet is based, no, no. He is protecting Russian speakers from brazen fascist aggression on the part of the Ukrainians.

The New GOP Poverty Efforts Are Impractical, Incoherent, and Inhumane
And they'll also put more kids in poverty
March 04, 2014

Obama's agenda embraces things that work. Paul Ryan's embraces revolutionary chaos.

As Netanyahu Comes to Town, Here’s What Obama Has To Say About Him
March 02, 2014

Obama gave a long interview about Israel and Iran. But you have to speak the right language to understand what he really said.

Why Is Robert Gates Angry?
The former Defense Secretary: Indignant, effective, and often wrong.
February 25, 2014

Robert Gates was one of the most effective secretaries of defense in recent history. He was also one of the most restraineduntil now.

The Inconsistency in Obama's Iraq-Haunted Thinking on Syria
January 31, 2014

Obama says he considers foreign policy in its particulars. But that's not the case with Syria.

The Inequality Speech That Wasn't
Obama's State of the Union went easy on class rhetoric
January 29, 2014

Yes, he used the "i" word. But was it that different than all that's come before?

17 Charts About Economic Inequality Obama Should Read Before The State of The Union
January 27, 2014

Income inequality is at its highest since 1928. What does this mean for the State of the Union?

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