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Setting the Stage for a Second Term

Obama speaks on Dec. 12 with TIME’s Rick Stengel, Radhika Jones and Michael Scherer about Lincoln, marijuana, the Middle East and Hawaii moments

Supreme Decision

The Washington nationals entered the late-September stretch run with the best record in baseball. That means the nation's capital will host postseason play for...

The Heirs of Reagan's Optimism

One perennial prediction about American elections remains likely to hold this November. The winning party will be the one that is more optimistic about...

Acropolis Now

Every few decades it falls upon an American to save Europe: Woodrow Wilson in 1917, FDR in 1941, Reagan in 1987 and now me. I come to the job having saved many...

Pop Chart

GOOD WEEK/ BAD WEEK Maori Heads A French museum returned the mummified skull of a Maori warrior to New Zealand after years of wrangling. Maori Tattoos Tattoo...

Rubio Leads GOP Rebound in Fla.

If any state illustrates the screeching U-turn that American politics has taken in two short years, it's Florida. In the 2008 presidential election, Sunshine...

Could the Courts Outlaw the Minimum Wage?

John Raese, the Republican candidate for Senator in West Virginia, is running against the minimum wage. But he is not just saying it is a bad idea — he's arguing...

The Case Against Homeownership

Homeownership has let us down. For generations, Americans believed that owning a home was an axiomatic good. Our political leaders hammered home the point...

On With the Game

In the words of Franklin Roosevelt, sport "keeps our spirits alive." We sure need the diversion. But is sport keeping its end of the bargain? Immediately...

6 In Defense Of Failure

It sounds like a dubious aspiration, but one of the more pressing priorities for America this decade is to preserve our cherished freedom to fail in this...

The Loneliest Job.

There is a moment in every White House tenure when you can practically see the President walk away from everyone he's known, everyone he's been, because he now...

Black Friday

Here's hoping you avoided the food coma: you'll need your wits about you for Black Friday. The traditional day-after-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza has become a...

Some Schools to Big Brother Barack: Stay Out!

Correction Appended: Sept. 8, 2009When Barack Obama won Florida last November — the first northern Democrat to take the Sunshine State since FDR — many saw it as...

The Responsibility Revolution

We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals," FDR said in 1937, in the midst of the Great Depression. "We know now that it is bad economics."...

For American Consumers, a Responsibility Revolution

We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals," FDR said in 1937, in the midst of the Great Depression. "We know now that it is bad economics."...