This Eric Foner essay on the history of radicalism from the perspective of the end of the Obama era is really outstanding. And it builds upon my previous post by noting that Obama’s own understa
Tressie McMillan Cottom’s response to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay on Barack Obama is powerful: Coates argues that Obama knows his whites because he was born to them, raised and loved by them.
I’m certainly interested in Rick Perlstein’s new book, although who knows when I will have time to read it. While it sounds like he probably gives more transformative agency to Reagan than
Ugh, ugh, ugh. President Obama held a private meeting with top national security journalists on Thursday afternoon following his national security policy address at the National Defense University in
Obama’s caving on chained CPI and allowing reductions to Medicare so he can achieve his long-desired grand bargain is a terrible idea, not only on the merits but on the politics. It isn’t
Republican extremism and a complete unwillingness to deal with the Kenyan usurper is the one thing keeping us from cuts to Social Security: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s proposed budg
I am agnostic on the Bully Pulpit debate we frequently have on the blog. I think both Scott and those who disagree with him make good points. So I don’t link to this Peter Baker piece in the Tim
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s essay, “Fear of a Black President,” is probably the best essay on this country I’ve read in 2012. It’s hard to even know what to excerpt here. Of many