The president’s obsession with Muslims and immigrants gives cover to a simmering white nationalist movement at home.
Barack Obama’s SOTU speech emphasizes “nation-building at home.” But that doesn’t mean an end to nation-bombing abroad.
The ongoing bonanza in the U.S. hydraulic fracturing industry marks a dangerous misstep on the road to U.S. energy independence.
For most people facing poverty today in the United States, the concept of America as the land of opportunity is just a fable.
It’s ironic that the French are giving such strong advice to their citizens in Japan.
What are we sacrificing, and at what cost?
With Daley and Immelt on board, our president is waltzing with the devil.
Republicans want to rip the heart out of the future and bury it at the intersection of crumbling highways and a falling-down bridge to nowhere.
In the SOTU, President Obama missed out on the opportunity to advocate for a progressive vision of the United States and to take on a real leadership role.
Obama’s second State of the Union address sandwiched crummy policies between slices of inspiration.
The freeze on the funding of discretionary domestic programs would choke off vital assistance to a shrinking middle class and growing numbers of poor and low-income families.
The sound of the president’s silence on climate change and the BP oil disaster was deafening.
During the campaign Obama said his favorite TV show was The Wire. He “gets” injustice, but he missed his chance to demonstrate leadership tonight.
The Iraq War isn’t wrapping up, the Afghanistan War is failing, and we can’t afford either one. If we are ever going to find 15 million jobs, we need to end the wars and cut military spending.
Some of this revenue should be used for long overdue investments in education, health care, and energy retrofits.