The candidates passed on opportunities to clash with one another in their first debate, choosing instead to attack President Obama’s economic policies.
The death of Osama bin Laden gives President Obama a new opportunity to adjust the nation’s agenda and focus on improving national security by investing in America’s economic future, says Jon Meacham.
Jon Meacham finds Charles Dickens’s words — “It was the best of times, it was the worst times” — especially apt to describe President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Studies show that Tibetans possess a gene that keeps their blood flowing at high altitudes, a very recent example of evolution. Is this what happened to President Obama, when he rose to the greatest height? Steve Brodner explains.
Chrystia Freeland, global editor at large for Reuters, talks with Jon Meacham about the nation’s 9.5 percent unemployment rate, and the debate over how to fix the economy.
When Obama compares the oil spill to 9/11, his words zoom right past the part of our brains that need him most. “The Invisible Gorilla” authors explain.