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  • The Most Successful Democrat Since FDR - New York Times

    The Most Successful Democrat Since FDR - New York Times;

    When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he understood, without quite saying it, that there had been no highly successful Democratic president in decades. Bill Clinton made the country a better place, but his biggest legislative plans failed and he ...and more »

  • Apology: On Jonathan Chait's Obama - lareviewofbooks

    Apology: On Jonathan Chait's Obama - lareviewofbooks;

    THIS PAST SEPTEMBER, when I first accepted an assignment to review Jonathan Chait's forthcoming book, then titled Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Transformed America, I came up with what you'll have to admit was a very good plan.and more »

  • A Defense of Obama That Cherry-Picks the Facts - RealClearPolitics

    A Defense of Obama That Cherry-Picks the Facts - RealClearPolitics;

    In his farewell address last week, President Obama contended that his administration had accomplished more than one could have reasonably expected. But Donald Trump's election threatens the legacy of the president who aspired to be transformative in ...and more »

  • Yes He Did: Jonathan Chait Argues That Obama's Accomplishments Will Survive - New York Times

    Yes He Did: Jonathan Chait Argues That Obama's Accomplishments Will Survive - New York Times;

    Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president, Jan. 20, 2009. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times. AUDACITY How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail By Jonathan Chait 240 pp. Custom House. $27.99.and more »

  • Barack Obama Bio 'Audacity' Is at War With Itself - PopMatters

    Barack Obama Bio 'Audacity' Is at War With Itself - PopMatters;

    Chait's defense of gradualist politics-as-usual undermines the supposedly audacious achievements of President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. cover art. Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy that Will Prevail.and more »

  • Obama's Legacy Won't Be His Political Achievements - Slate Magazine

    Obama's Legacy Won't Be His Political Achievements - Slate Magazine;

    A decade ago, Barack Obama was already contemplating his presidential legacy. I know because I talked to him about it in 2006, during a long interview for a now-defunct men's magazine. In a reflective mood after finishing his second book, his suit coat ...and more »