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.
Barack Obama is like a political Rorschach test, a blank screen onto which anyone can project their own private Obama.
Obama assured the CIA that he will not prosecute those who followed the instructions to torture from the Bush administration. Congress might not agree with this leniency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This past Christmas, I watched some kids, circa 10 years old, face the test of the collapsing Santa myth.
As PM, Ignatieff could bring Obama's green recovery home instead of leaving Harper to pump our dirty oil.
It started with a train ride. Barack Obama rode to Washington, D.C., for his presidential inauguration on a whistle-stop tour.