U.S. presidency

Columnists
Jan 29, 2010

Is it already over for Obama?

The saddest event in politics is the death of the hope that things can basically change. This genre of loss involves a setback not just to an individual but to a population.
Columnists
Apr 22, 2009

Torturers should be punished

George W. Bush insisted that the U.S. did not use torture. But the four Bush-era memos released last week by the Obama administration's Justice Department paint a starkly different picture.
Columnists
Apr 16, 2009

A lexicon of disappointment

If the superfan culture that brought Obama to power is going to transform itself into an independent political movement, we are all going to have to stop hoping and start demanding.
Columnists
Mar 20, 2009

Who's Obama proving to be?

Barack Obama is in the difficult position of being a president who wants to do good in a position that requires him to serve the U.S. economic elite and maintain American military dominance.
Columnists
Feb 20, 2009

Obama edginess in Ottawa

He eludes easy analysis. I've decided that's because his life and experience are so different from most public figures, to whom we have our responses ready.
Columnists
Jan 21, 2009

A long train ride

It started with a train ride. Barack Obama rode to Washington, D.C., for his presidential inauguration on a whistle-stop tour.

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