Tag: barack obama
Has anything happened since?
President Obama, drone warfare, and the self-mystifying glories of American exceptionalism.
How many years will it be?
Congress has cut funding for updating flood maps by more than half since 2010, from $221 million down to $100 million this year.
The problem with Obama’s second term.
A look at the administration’s latest approach to drugs, and what they’ve done so far.
When Republicans can’t repeal laws they don’t like, they hollow them out, deny funds to fully implement them, and reduce funds to enforce them.
Experts weigh in on the transparency gains of the last four years and what’s in store in the next four.
Obama should focus on the predominant concerns of most Americans—joblessness, economic insecurity, and the fall of real wages.
Four years, four reversals on dark money.
The provocateur on Obama’s second term and the role of bad behavior in fiction.
How Obama is unraveling Reagan Republicanism.
Richard Tofel, president of ProPublica, provides his thoughts on Monday’s inauguration speech.
Campaign volunteers feed information into ever-expanding voter databases.
The reality of America’s debt crisis, and the likelihood that Washington can find a solution.
An open letter to the community organizer and Constitutional law professor who became a robot President.
The President lays out his plan for America’s fiscal future.
Panic over a looming fiscal crisis plays directly into the Republicans’ hands.
Robert Reich: The President’s Opening Bid on a Grand Bargain (II): Put a Trigger Mechanism in the LegislationNovember 2012
Robert Reich weighs in for strategies for getting the economy under control.
The administration should aim high when it begins its negotiations on deficit reduction.
Technology is reshaping the face of U.S. military power, but is it for the best?
Robert Reich: Obama’s Next Economy: Why He Must Take This Opportunity to Reframe the Economic DebateNovember 2012
With the fiscal cliff approaching, it’s time for Obama to make some big decisions. Here’s what he should do.
In the wake of the election of Barack Obama, a writer explores black American identity and the ritual of return in Ghana.
In the aftermath of Sandy, it’s time to reevaluate what it means to be dependent on government.
Sandy has been a vivid reminder of the role of Government.
How hope and fear have defined America’s last two presidential campaigns.
Dear progressives: You may think there’s not a huge difference between Obama and Romney. But there is, and you should still vote.
Where does the rage in the Republican Party come from?
President Obama’s performance in Tuesday’s debate was a significant improvement.
The discrediting of U.S. military power.
A guide to the presidential debates you won’t be hearing.
Forget Mitt Romney, can the president make it to November 7?
The election’s not over yet, and rumors of Romney’s demise are premature.
A vision of citizenship expressed in Obama’s convention speech might signal a new direction for his administration–and the country.
Clinton’s speech has given Americans just what they need: facts.
A history of the concept of the commonwealth in American politics sheds some light on who exactly is the we in We Built It.
How are patently false statements permissible in political ads?
Hurricane Isaac may end up reminding voters of the legacy of George W. Bush.
How two administrations and both parties made illegality the American way of life.
By selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has provided a stark contrast for voters.
Facing the worst economy in at least a generation, both presidential candidates are hamstrung by the machines that would elect them
How the Magna Carta became a minor carta.
There’s the media portraying President Obama’s tax proposal, and then there’s the real thing.
A process of militarization is working its way through all facets of American government, and it’s not likely to stop any time soon.
President Obama’s approach to energy policy is surprisingly close Dick Cheney’s. What this tells us about America’s new nationalism.
The value of American—and Afghan—lives.
Civilian soldiers, drones, and cyber attacks are just a few elements of the Obama formula for contemporary war.
Guernica Editor in Chief Joel Whitney tracked down Noam Chomsky to get his opinion on the President’s recently revealed ‘kill list.’
An unprecedented expansion of authority has created a new role for the president: Assassin-in-Chief.
Are the recent controversies surrounding JPMorgan Chase and Bain Capital isolated incidents, or symptomatic of a single, larger problem?
With surveillance cameras on every corner and our smartphones tracking our every move, we’ve entered a new era of the war on civilian privacy.
Mitt Romney has spoken highly of the Clinton administration. Is it pandering, or could he really mean it?
President Obama could differentiate himself in an election year by coming out strong against the excesses of Wall Street.
Health care reform may be repealed if Republicans win in November, but it may not be the only president’s signature legislation that’s in danger.
Obama: Weakling at home, imperial president abroad.
Anis Shivani interviews Tom Engelhardt, creator of TomDispatch, about how today’s political leaders are leading us toward Soviet-era doublethink and decline.
|A startling number of nations in the global south are now in turmoil, and in every single one of them—from Afghanistan and Algeria to Yemen and Zambia—Washington is militarily involved, overtly or covertly, in outright war or what passes for peace.|
The former Secretary of Labor on the Great Recession, class warfare, and why President Obama must challenge right-wing distortions with a counter-narrative.
|The inaugural episode of Guernica editor-at-large Mark Dowie’s interview series features sociologist Todd Gitlin, who argues that the relationship between America and Israel is steeped in the belief that both nations were “chosen” by God.|
|Former editor of Harper’s Magazine Roger Hodge speaks about his former employer, John “Rick” MacArthur, the current state of Harper’s, and why Obama’s State of the Union was “appalling.”|
From stepped up drone attacks, backsliding on torture, the Afghan surge, has Obama doubled down on Bush’s bets? Editor Joel Whitney interviews Tariq Ali on his new book. Recorded live at Asia Society.
Columbia professor Moshe Adler on why Main Street needs to take economics back from Wall Street.
“Escalation” is a word for a methodical process of acclimating people at home to the idea of more military intervention abroad — nothing too sudden, just a step-by-step process of turning even more war into media wallpaper.
The neo-conservative who coined “axis of evil” on how writing for the president is like writing for the movies, the administration’s “departures from the law,” and why the president should have brought in Democrats.