Barack Obama

Barack Obama takes the oath of office for the presidency on January 20, 2009. (Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo, U.S. Air Force, via Wikimedia Commons)
Politics & Society
Jim McDermottJanuary 18, 2017
The truth or foolishness of Obama’s hopeful vision of our country rests in the choices we will make.
The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a 2013 rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act at a health care center in Jackson, Miss. (CNS photo/Jonathan Bachman, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael O'LoughlinJanuary 18, 2017
The law has brought about important gains in coverage and those gains should be protected.
Politics & Society Culture
Robert David SullivanJanuary 10, 2017
After decades of books that described presidential campaigns as thrill rides, political scientists have begun to push back.
Politics & Society Books
Jerome DonnellyOctober 27, 2016
Trying to impose the will of the United States on Iraq (and now Syria) took a deadly toll, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians, destroying much of modern and ancient Iraq, sending into exile millions of refugees—and created ISIS.
Politics & Society
Here are some of the ways in which President Obama has steered the United States by at least a few degrees.