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Barack Obama

  1. the national interest
    The Senate Is America’s Most Structurally Racist InstitutionWhy is massive overrepresentation for white America still acceptable in 2020?
  2. vision 2020
    Democrats Struggle to Accommodate Stars at Shrunken ConventionWith no live audience and reduced media coverage, and no incumbent president to soak up attention, Democrats will have to be careful about who speaks.
  3. a long talk
    Lupe Fiasco vs. Everybody (Even Himself)The divisive rap great on making an EP based off a tweet, not allowing Joe Budden to clown him, Virgil Abloh, and why he basically invented Genius.
  4. the national interest
    Obama’s John Lewis Eulogy Gives a Blueprint for the Next Fight for DemocracyA new voting rights act, statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C., and ending the filibuster.
  5. vision 2020
    A Short History of the Veep RevealThere may be less drama this year, but Biden’s announcement will be the biggest news before his own acceptance speech.
  6. vision 2020
    Trump’s Train to Reelection Is on the Wrong TrackThe percentage of Americans who like the direction of the country under Trump is very low, just like it was for past incumbent losers.
  7. vision 2020
    Americans Reach Peak Partisan Polarization Under TrumpThe biggest danger sign for Trump is that independents don’t like him much at all.
  8. vulture guides
    The Class of 2020’s Guide to All the Virtual Celebrity Commencement SpeechesJ.Lo and A-Rod closed out graduation season with their New York Public Schools commencement speech.
  9. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Is There Still Room for Debate?America is in a revolutionary moment. Being able to question ideology is more important than ever.
  10. george floyd
    Read What Presidents Obama, Bush, Carter, and Clinton Said About George FloydEvery living former president has weighed in on the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide unrest.
  11. protests
    Don’t Expect Any Big, Unifying Speech From Trump. That’s Not Who He Is.Our president is a divider, not a uniter
  12. vision 2020
    Trump’s Ego Makes Him Willing to Run the Risk of an In-Person GOP ConventionUnless he’s lucky with coronavirus trends, the traditional in-person convention he clearly craves could create real problems.
  13. potus
    Obama Is Sorry You’re Stuck at Home ‘Playing Board Games or Watching Tiger KingWatch his commencement speech for the class of 2020.
  14. vision 2020
    If He Wants to Save the Country, Biden Needs to Understand Obama’s FailuresIf he wins, Biden will face challenges more daunting than those Obama faced, and failed to vanquish, in 2009. He’ll need to aim higher.
  15. the national interest
    ‘Obamagate’ Is Trump’s Name for the Crimes He’s Trying to Commit HimselfObama was very hesitant to weaponize law enforcement and intelligence. Trump, uh, isn’t.
  16. vision 2020
    Why Trump’s Obamagate Ploy Is Doomed to FailTrump’s base is already energized. So why is he focused on outlandish Obama conspiracy theories that probably mystify swing voters?
  17. the national interest
    Mitch McConnell Upset at ‘Classless,’ Norm-Breaking President: Barack ObamaFinally a presidential-norm violation so serious McConnell must speak out.
  18. coronavirus
    Has the Time Finally Come for a Full-Scale National Service Program?It’s possible the pandemic could make it feasible to offer unemployed young people well-paid service in desperately needed tasks.
  19. vision 2020
    Team Trump Goes Negative on Biden Early and HeavilyTrump needs to make this a “contrast” election rather than a referendum on his presidency, fast.
  20. culture
    The New Michelle Obama Doc Will Make You CryBecoming is a moving and poignant look at the former First Lady’s life.
  21. movie review
    Michelle Obama Doc Becoming Is a Guarded Look at Life After the White HouseThe new film, part of the Obamas’ deal with Netflix, shows the former First Lady reveling in the freedom to not engage.
  22. coronavirus side effects
    Barack and Michelle Obama Will Give Virtual Commencement Speeches on YouTubeBTS is performing at the after-party.
  23. vision 2020
    The State of the Presidential Race, Six Months Before Election DayRecent presidential elections show the eventual winner ahead at this point, except for Trump himself in 2016.
  24. vulture sports
    Huh, That Former Chicago Resident Sure Does Look FamiliarThe new Michael Jordan doc got creative in identifying subjects.
  25. last night on late night
    Joe Biden Makes First TV Appearance on Desus & Mero After Obama’s EndorsementBiden’s preferred choice of Gatorade flavor will shock you.
  26. vision 2020
    Watch Barack Obama’s Endorsement of Joe Biden“I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now,” Obama said.
  27. the national interest
    Trump Blames Lack of Hospital Masks on ObamaWhy is the president scrambling to produce more personal protective equipment for health-care workers, two months late? That’s on Obama.
  28. politics
    Biden Is Strong Because His Party Is WeakDemocrats can’t afford to keep looking to the past for hope.
  29. trailer mix
    Crip Camp Trailer: A Salute to the Summer Getaway That Spawned a MovementThe Barack and Michelle Obama–produced documentary premieres on Netflix this month.
  30. 2020 elections
    Bullock Reportedly Relents and Will Run for the SenateThe Montana governor and former presidential candidate is another prize Senate prospect for Democrats in a state Trump is expected to carry.
  31. bernie sanders
    Bernie Sanders Jumps on the Obama BandwagonPost-Super Tuesday, Sanders knows he needs to grow his coalition.
  32. the national interest
    Trump: Botched Coronavirus Response Is Obama’s FaultAll news events fall into three categories: We’re Winning, Hoax, or Obama’s fault.
  33. vision 2020
    Most Democrats Think Obama Has Endorsed a Presidential Candidate. He Hasn’t.Biden and Bloomberg have courted the appearance of a close affinity with the 44th president, and have succeeded to a considerable extent.
  34. south carolina
    Obama Demands Pro-Trump Super-PAC Take Down Ad Twisting His Words Against BidenRepublicans are attacking Biden in South Carolina with a “despicable” new ad.
  35. vision 2020
    Could a Youth-Vote Surge Offset Bernie’s Vulnerabilities in November?So far the evidence isn’t there that Sanders is creating some big youth-turnout surge. He could win anyway, but not by disdaining regular Democrats.
  36. vision 2020
    Yes, Trump’s Job-Approval Ratings Are Finally RisingIt’s unclear whether it’s real and will last, but it’s happening at the perfect time for Trump.
  37. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren’s One-Two Punch for Conquering WashingtonThe policy-oriented senator has at least a good start on a plan for enacting her plans.
  38. vision 2020
    Sanders Considered Primarying Obama in 2012: ReportBefore Harry Reid intervened, Sanders reportedly planned to challenge Obama over his openness to Social Security cuts.
  39. vision 2020
    What Obama Is Saying in Private About the Democratic PrimarySure, he’s got thoughts about Sanders and Bloomberg — and others in the field. But keeping mum is part of a much bigger plan.
  40. the national interest
    Obama Auto Standards May Survive Because Trump Staff Can’t Do MathMalevolence tempered by incompetence.
  41. vision 2020
    New Hampshire Can Be UpsettingThe Granite State has a history of nasty surprises for expected presidential primary winners.
  42. vision 2020
    Will Bernie-Panicked Centrists Stampede to Bloomberg?As Biden sinks and Buttigieg struggles to win minority voters, the ultrarich former New York mayor is looking stronger.
  43. vision 2020
    Barack Obama Haunts President Trump’s Attempts to Win Black VotesTrump wants to peel off some black voters in 2020. But a major animating force in his presidency is a rejection of his still popular predecessor.
  44. the national interest
    Trump Speech Cites Sole Triumph: Rebranding Obama’s Economy As His OwnKeep the same economy, skim off the top for your rich pals, claim credit.
  45. vision 2020
    Two Campaigns on the Brink in IowaElizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, for all their differences, may be the two candidates who most need a good showing in Iowa on Monday night.
  46. vision 2020
    Winning Iowa Helped Obama in 2008. It Didn’t Make Him.It’s a myth that Iowans gave black voters “permission” to support Obama. But Iowa helped demonstrate his electability, which mattered then as now.
  47. vision 2020
    Joe Biden’s Agreeable, Terrific, Very Good, Not at All Bad WeekOver the past seven days, Biden’s top rivals turned on each other, polls turned his way — and Barack Obama did his campaign a big favor.
  48. golden globes 2020
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge Thanks Obama for, Well, Everything at Golden Globes“I’d also like to thank Obama for putting us on his list. As some of you may know, he’s always been on mine.”
  49. burning questions
    Obama Also Loves ‘Fleabag’I wonder what he thought of season one, specifically the pilot?
  50. politics
    Scott Brown and a Perilous Decade For ProgressivismIn January 2010 all the excitement associated with Obama’s election began to dissipate after a special election in Massachusetts.
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