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Barack Obama


  Up for grabs

Can the democrats come out on top in Ohio?


Photo: Obama on the bus

President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum.


Another big problem with Newt Gingrich’s ‘food stamp’ claim

Newt Gingrich has come under fire for calling President Obama ‘the food stamp president.’ As it turns out, food stamps are one of the most effective ways to stimulate the economy during a recession.


The most important economic speech of Obama’s presidency

For Robert Reich, the president’s Kansas speech was the most important of his presidency in terms of connecting the dots, laying out the reasons behind our economic and political crises, and asserting a willingness to take on the powerful and the privileged that have gamed the system to their advantage.


Why we may be in store for a passionless presidential race

At the very time in American history when Americans crave inspiration, Robert Reich asks if we’ll be left with two presidential candidates who don’t inspire.


The psychology of Occupy Wall Street, or why we don’t always favor wealth redistribution

A new study explains why some people are opposed to wealth redistribution. But that’s not all that’s going on with protests like Occupy Wall Street and the tea party.


  Presidentiality: ‘Class warfare?’

Republicans are accusing Obama of waging “class warfare.” But America’s fights over class and wages have been much worse — and much bloodier — in years past.


As debate over Social Security intensifies, could Rick Perry be Mitt Romney’s savior?

Rick Perry’s mere entry into the Republican presidential contest has suddenly made Mitt Romney palatable to the insiders who previously saw him as a sort of Reagan-esque android.


Photo: Happy birthday, Mr. President

Barack Obama celebrates the big 50.

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