President Barack Obama

Obama Will Review Deportations. Here's What He Can Do To Stop Them.
March 17, 2014

The legal limits on Obama's power to slow the deportations of 11 million people.

From Boston, a Lesson About Obamacare
October 31, 2013

President Obama was in Boston on Wednesday—not to watch a baseball game, but to send a message about health care reform: The idea really works. Given all the news about Obamacare lately, it’s a message the country very much needs to hear.

The College Rankings Ranking
Which bogus list of universities is the best?
October 28, 2013

The 100-pound book of dubiously ranked universities has long been a hallmark of the college application process.

Liberals Have Won a Lot. Here's One Reason Why.
October 23, 2013

You could make a good case that the last ten years have been relatively good for liberals. Democrats won two out of three presidential elections and controlled Congress for four years, two of them overlapping with the Obama presidency.

Instead of a Grand Bargain, How About a Little Bargain?
October 21, 2013

New bipartisan negotiations over fiscal policy are underway, as a result of the deal that ended the government shutdown. But don’t expect these negotiations to produce a “grand bargain” in which Democrats and Republicans each make major concessions.

Senate Republicans Don't Get It: The Democrats Aren't Bluffing
October 13, 2013

Mitch McConnell, leader of the Senate Republicans, approached Democrats with a new offer over the weekend: He and his colleagues would vote to open the government and increase its borrowing authority, as long as Democrats would agree to accept the de

The Republican Fever Is Down. It Hasn't Broken Yet.
October 11, 2013

The Republican fever is starting to come down. It hasn’t broken yet.Members of the Senate GOP on Friday met with President Obama, just as House Republicans had done one day before.

Boehner Has a Plan. Or Something Like That.
October 10, 2013

House Republican leaders on Thursday morning announced that they have a new proposal and it hews to the outlines media outlets reported overnight.