POLITICS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Is Obama Keeping His Promises?

History will judge Barack Obama over the long haul. But we've learned something in the short term that is simple, obvious, and has less to do with him than with the Founding Fathers. This is a country that often has transformational ambitions but is saddled with an incremental system, a nation built on revolution, then engineered so the revolutionary can rarely take hold.

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