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Obama's Uncertain Legacy

A presidency of great symbolic value had both ups and downs. But Obama's greatest achievements now hang in the balance.

By William Galston

Features

Fixing the Estate Tax

Income from inheritances is taxed at a lower rate than income from work, and only the wealthiest of the wealthy pay. How to create a fairer system.

By Lily L. Batchelder

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Obama’s Flawed Foreign Policy

Did he understand the world a little too well?

By Heather Hurlburt

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The Roots of the Turkish Crisis

By Sophia Pandya

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Power Matters

Social movements, both left and right, abounded during the Obama years. And while some faded, others flourished.

By Todd Gitlin

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The Alcove

Learn This About Trump, And Soon

The press must realize that there is only one way to respond to Trump's bullying.

By Nathan Pippenger

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A Prison Education

The need for education inside our justice system is real. Thankfully, a prison writing program in South Florida is leading the way.

By Kathie Klarreich

Arguments

Obama’s Flawed Foreign Policy

Did he understand the world a little too well?

By Heather Hurlburt

Arguments

Power Matters

Social movements, both left and right, abounded during the Obama years. And while some faded, others flourished.

By Todd Gitlin

The Alcove

They’ll Always Have Welfare

The right’s addiction to blaming benefits shows no signs of abating.

By Elbert Ventura

The Alcove

Who Is Really Politically Correct?

How did a term with such a long history on the left get co-opted by the right?

By Kevin Mattson

Arguments

Cory Booker Takes a Smart Stand

The New Jersey senator breaks with a norm to defy a norm-breaking President.

By Nathan Pippenger

Arguments

A Dark Future With China?

Apocalyptic visions of Sino-U.S. relations are a road to nowhere.

By Julian B. Gewirtz

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