barack-obama

The most interesting part of President Obama's U.N. speech was what he didn't say.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Sep 24, 2014
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A look at the Islamic State plan policy and economic fallout

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Sep 12, 2014
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On the eve of 9/11, a new front in the fight against Islamic militants

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Sep 11, 2014
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What's the future of immigration reform?

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Sep 8, 2014
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The White House wants Congress to act this year to address the growing problem of patent trolls.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Nov 15, 2013
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The American system of government requires compromise. And the tea party is making the GOP incapable of compromising.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Oct 14, 2013
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But it's not entirely their fault -- the responsibilities of the oval office pre-empt being on the cutting edge of tech trends.

"Outside experts" means different things to the Obama Administration and privacy advocates.

A reversal on the tobacco provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement would not slow the industry's global march.

Obama wasn't telling the truth when he denied the NSA had abused its authority. Is it possible he didn't know?

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Aug 16, 2013
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Transparency doesn't just give the public more confidence in their government. It also helps the president keep his subordinates in line.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jul 3, 2013
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Obama's pick to head the Federal Communications Commission is a former telecom industry lobbyist. Maybe that's okay.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 20, 2013
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A majority of Americans oppose the NSA surveillance programs revealed last week. But the poll found a surprising partisan split

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 12, 2013
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American democracy can't work effectively with the NSA spying programs shrouded in secrecy.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 7, 2013
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They didn't know it at the time, but members of Congress who supported the Bush Administration's surveillance legislation in 2007 and 2008 were voting to approve PRISM.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 7, 2013
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What has the government been doing? Is it legal? Does it mean some bureaucrat somewhere has heard all your phone calls? Read on to find out.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 6, 2013
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Daniel Ellsberg risked life in prison to release a classified indictment of the Vietnam War. He says Bradley Manning has followed in his footsteps.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 5, 2013
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The problem has grown so serious it has captured the attention of the Obama Administration.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 5, 2013
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The Obama administration is set to unveil a package of reforms aimed at reining in "patent trolls." But trolls are just a symptom of the patent system's problems.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 4, 2013
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Barack Obama's Thursday address on counter-terrorism strategy was surprisingly substantive. Here's a summary of all the policy proposals discussed in the speech.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • May 24, 2013
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