Obama

Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Plan Is Short on Details
July 30, 2013

Ah, the rush of having the ear of the President of the United States. A few weeks ago, for the magazine’s package of suggestions for Barack Obama to resuscitate his second term, I wrote the following:

Why in the World Is Obama Going to an Amazon Warehouse?
July 29, 2013

Not long ago, Mac McClelland, a reporter for Mother Jones, spent a month working at a warehouse that handles shipping for the big online merchants.

Obama Is Right to Mess With Texas
July 26, 2013

Pro-tip: When you win a big court case giving you the go-ahead to suppress voter turnout for your political opponents, don’t gloat about it.

Obama Is Losing the White Working Class
July 23, 2013

One of the funny things about electoral politics is that you can’t always have the coalition you want, or even the coalition you think you’ll get.

The Uncanny Similarity Between the Zimmerman and 2012 Exit Polls
July 22, 2013

The first wave of polls on the Zimmerman verdict are in and the results look familiar.

The Real Reason Why Republicans Folded on the Filibuster
July 16, 2013

The constitutional crisis du jour has been averted.

Queen of Suck-Up City
How the Obama administration fell prey to a very determined operator
July 16, 2013

How the Obama administration fell prey to a very determined operator.

A Wasted Crisis?
Why the Democrats did so little to change Wall Street
July 12, 2013

Beyond the immediate emergency, the financial crisis of 2008 also set up a critical test of governing capacity: could Congress and the incoming Obama administration take advantage of the crisis, defy cynical expectations, and adopt effective legislation to restore financial stability and prevent another meltdown?

Why Black Colleges Might Sue the Obama Administration
July 10, 2013

Much has been made of President Obama’s commencement speech at Morehouse College, the prestigious school for black men that counts Martin Luther King, Jr. among its graduates.

The Real Problem With GOP’s “Hillary Is Old News” Strategy
July 01, 2013

Jonathan Martin, newly arrived at the Grey Lady from the Tiger Beat on the Potomac, caused quite a stir with his piece yesterday noting the emerging outlines of the Republican case against Hillary Clinton, should she run for president in 2016: to pai

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