The Office of the First Lady is a boondoggle and an offense to women. Let’s shut it down.
Two political enemies now find themselves on the same side of history
The President took a political risk because the spiritual and moral risk of not speaking to black pain was too great
The press sometimes described his condition in great detail, and LIFE even published a picture of him in a wheelchair
Ellen Sturtz’s outburst showed a sense of entitlement that echoes some of the most resentful critics of the President himself
Before pulling the trigger on Iran, the U.S. should review how Bush nearly drove Saddam Hussein from power without an invasion
It’s good to see President Obama has invited Republicans to dinner
A lack of visionary ideas marks the start of Barack Obama’s second term
This isn’t just a two-party conflict. It’s an obstacle course with two fractious teams that requires complicated strategies
Jefferson tried to solve the problems of the day and set a course for the future.
In stark contrast to the hope and optimism he stirred in 2008, President Obama won ugly this time
TIME’s finest political minds joined mayors from around the country at this year’s Chicago Ideas Week to talk about the state of the Union and the presidential race.
If the 2008 election was inspiring, 2012 is shaping up to be its opposite