politics

Rereading Obama

The first volume of the President’s memoir is beautifully written, insightful—and informed by his occasionally frustrating multi-dimensionalism.

By James T. Kloppenberg

Becoming Michelle

For eight years, Michelle Obama was the picture of imperturbable grace. One senses she didn’t always want to be.

By Michele Goodwin

Unity Over Bipartisanship

Genuine bipartisanship is largely illusory. To deliver for Americans, Democrats need unity.

By Tom Perriello

Convey the Economics

A CEA chair is not a political adviser. Just give the President the information he needs to make a good decision.

By Jason Furman

Biden's Key to Success: Majorities of Expediency

An FDR-style legislative steamroller is not possible. But ad hoc majorities in support of specific goals are entirely achievable. Here’s how.

By Rob Stein