What did the president stand to accomplish from last night's speech?
His hyper-religious self-assurance can be off-putting, yet his rally was decidedly unsinister
Libertarians should challenge both parties, not ally with either one
Obama could have used his New York mosque remarks to unify the country and raise its sights
Why should she settle for that?
They're merely attacking the president out of tough love, explains Robert Kuttner
Jeffrey Goldberg's article for The Atlantic, "The Point of No Return", takes an issue of enormous importance, which has been on people's minds for ages -- and makes everything that has been written on the subject up to now seem completely inadequate
Rep. Paul Ryan's Roadmap falters because it refuses to consider tax increases
Responding to climate blogger Joe Romm on the Michael Mann investigation
Once the recovery is secure, the president will have no choice but to raise taxes on all Americans -- not just the rich
The startling volume of material released by Julian Assange's organization makes it hard to believe much care was taken to protect soldiers and allies
Atul Gawande's best piece yet centers on the pressure every doctor feels to mislead dying patients about their prospects, keeping hope alive where there is no hope