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Inside Obamas Brain

Obama: The Resurrection of a Transformative President

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

Obama has been bombarded day-in-day-out for months, his reputation skewered from both the left and the right of the spectrum. With tonight's vote, the momentum shifts. Chapter Two of his presidency can now begin.

Time to Take the Gloves Off

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

As soon as the Republican leadership in Congress made it clear that they saw health care reform as Obama's "Waterloo," the gloves should have come off.

Inside Obama's Brain

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

Obama's peace prize is, in reality, serving as a focal point for a host of other, broader critiques. If the president weren't in Oslo today, he'd still be dealing with this chorus of criticism.

In Defense of Good Government

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

Was the 2008 election really transformative only of Obama himself, alchemically rendering him government-incarnate, and definitionally making him part of the problem?

Obama's Free Space Moment

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

Yes, Obama's popularity ratings have fallen, and some have taken that as a sign of the administration's failure. But what is the point of governing solely to remain popular?

Obama at the United Nations

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

Barack Obama has always been at his best when the setting enables him to explain his vision for transformative change through the use of broad historical themes and holistic analyses.

Don't Mistake Discontent for Failure

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

That we, as a society, once again have the energy to protest and dissent, is actually a hopeful sign that after being knocked for a loop in recent years we're finding our footing anew.