Barack Obama

Year Six of Hope & Change

It was a bittersweet briefing that told us exactly where the Obama administration finds itself at the dawn of its sixth year.

Self Help

A fear that the United States not only has decisively lost its power in the region, but is also responsible for why everything seems to be going wrong.

American Innocence

'The Irony of American History' shines a klieg light on the so-called war on terror and the current debate over the operations of our “national security state."

Reforming the NSA

It is ever more important that transparency and accountability be built into the government’s antiterrorism efforts.

The Resurgent Progressives

The re-emergence of a Democratic left will be one of the major stories of 2014. Moderates, don’t be alarmed: Its return is good news for the political center.

Alternative Medicine

The Republican leadership seems to hope Obamacare will collapse under its own weight. Not all conservatives are convinced of the wisdom of that approach.

Minimal Wages

The argument for raising the minimum wage is as much moral as economic; it is an argument about fairness and the dignity of labor.

System Failure

As a signature policy issue, President Barack Obama’s national health-care program is right up there with Bush’s Iraq.

Obama Needs His Friends Back

President Obama is furiously fending off those “winter of discontent” stories, and it’s not even winter yet.

America Shifts Left

Republicans took a step back from the tea party. An ebullient progressive was elected mayor of New York. And a Democrat was elected governor of Virginia.

Keep It Vague

Contemporary liberal political philosophers are kindly disposed toward the idea of religious liberty but eager to contain the influence of religion over politics.

Reform of the Reform

Nowhere is the sickness of privatization more apparent than in public education, where "reformers" promote it in the guise of the pursuit of excellence.
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Book Reviews

Defensive Secretary

May 14, 2014 | 7 comments

Reform of the Reform

October 31, 2013 | 7 comments

Outside the Law

April 22, 2013 | 1 comment

Wedged Apart

January 28, 2013 | 0 comments

Misaligned

October 15, 2012 | 0 comments

Backstage Pass

August 9, 2010 | 0 comments

Conciliator-in-Chief

August 9, 2010 | 0 comments