Theodoric Meyer: Obama Issues 12 Pardons. That’s Still Far Fewer Than PredecessorsDecember 2014
The president’s 18 commutations put him ahead of recent presidents but his use of pardons still lags behind.
The Only Choices You HaveDecember 2014
The longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books on the history of racial justice from World War I to Ferguson.
Tom Engelhardt: Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of SpyingOctober 2014
An interview with director Laura Poitras.
Michael Klare: Obama’s New Oil WarsOctober 2014
Washington wields the oil weapon.
Nick Turse: Pirates of the Gulf of GuineaSeptember 2014
In the face of rising maritime insecurity, AFRICOM claims success and Obama embraces a strongman.
Michael Klare: Oil Rush in AmericaSeptember 2014
How a global warming president presides over a drill-baby-drill America.
Tom Engelhard: The 95% DoctrineMay 2014
Is climate change a crime against humanity?
Beating the DrumMarch 2014
The National Book Award winner on substance abuse in the rural South and being told she’d written “just a Southern book.”
Karen Greenberg: The Five Commandments of Barack ObamaFebruary 2014
How Thou Shalt Not Became Thou Shalt.
Alfred McCoy: Surveillance and ScandalJanuary 2014
NSA surveillance isn't just about security. It's about blackmail.
Cora Currier: What We Still Don’t Know About DronesNovember 2013
The government's tally of civilian deaths, and guidelines on who can be targeted, just to name a few.
Bill McKibben: X-Ray of a Flagging PresidencyOctober 2013
Will Obama block the Keystone pipeline or just keep bending?
Richard Falk: Malala and Eartha Kitt — Words that MatterOctober 2013
How to behave when you get your invitation to the White House.
Robert Reich: Republican Crazy Talk About the Debt CeilingOctober 2013
A crazy person with a bomb is much scarier than someone holding a bomb who looks and acts reasonable.
Mugambi Jouet: An Exceptional DistortionSeptember 2013
“American exceptionalism” does not mean what most people think it means.
Richard Falk: Resolving the Syrian Chemical Weapons CrisisSeptember 2013
If an attack on Syria is averted, it could mark a welcome shift in U.S. foreign policy.
Andrew J. Bacevich: The Hill to the Rescue on Syria?September 2013
Congress has an opportunity to debate and reconsider decades of foreign policy, but don't get your hopes up about it.
Robert Reich: Obama’s Political Capital and the Slippery Slope of SyriaSeptember 2013
If Congress approves a strike on Syria, it could come at great political cost.
Lois Beckett: Voter Information WarsApril 2013
Will the GOP team up with Wal-Mart’s data specialist?
Robert Reich: The Stealth SequesterApril 2013
Americans are starting to feel the pain. They just don’t know it yet.
Ira Chernus: Obama Walks the High Wire, Eyes ClosedApril 2013
When it comes to Israel, Palestine, and Iran, it could all come crashing down.
Justin Elliott: Drilling DeeperMarch 2013
Obama’s energy pick has a wealth of business connections.
Cora Currier: Despite New Pardons, Obama’s Clemency Rate is Still Lowest in Recent HistoryMarch 2013
The president has exercised his pardoning power less frequently than his four immediate predecessors.
Theodoric Meyer: Under Obama, More Appointments Go UnfilledFebruary 2013
Why did 13 percent of appointed positions remain unfilled after the President's first term?
Cora Currier: The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing AboutFebruary 2013
Most drone strikes are directed at unidentified targets—not U.S. citizens or known Al Qaeda leaders—with murky justification.
Robert Reich: Why Obama Must Meet the Republican Lies DirectlyFebruary 2013
The sequester won’t hurt most Americans directly. Trickle-down and austerity economics, in the long run, will.
Cora Currier: At Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still MissingFebruary 2013
Long after the US government claims to have shut down its secret prisons, detainees remain unaccounted for.
Jennifer LaFleur: Has Obama Kept His Open-Government Pledge?February 2013
Experts weigh in on the transparency gains of the last four years and what's in store in the next four.
Michael T. Klare: A Presidential Decision That Could Change the WorldFebruary 2013
The strategic importance of Keystone XL.
Robert Reich: Coming Tuesday (Hopefully)—The State of the Union’s EconomyFebruary 2013
Obama should focus on the predominant concerns of most Americans—joblessness, economic insecurity, and the fall of real wages.
Cora Currier: Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on TerrorFebruary 2013
What constitutes 'necessary and appropriate force'?
Tom Engelhardt: The American Lockdown StateFebruary 2013
Post-Legal drones, the Bin Laden tax, and other wonders of our American world.
Robert Reich: The GOP CrackupJanuary 2013
How Obama is unraveling Reagan Republicanism.
Cora Currier: Everything We Know So Far About Drone StrikesJanuary 2013
The U.S. is conducting drone strikes in at least three countries beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. Here’s a reading guide to understanding the our shadow wars.
Richard Tofel: For Obama, More Prose than Poetry in Second InauguralJanuary 2013
Richard Tofel, president of ProPublica, provides his thoughts on Monday's inauguration speech.
Bill McKibben: Obama Versus PhysicsJanuary 2013
Why climate change won't wait for the president.
Justin Elliott: Have U.S. Drones Become a ‘Counterinsurgency Air Force’ for Our Allies?November 2012
Micah Zenko talks about the uncertain motives underlying US drone policy.