by Lenny McAllister onMarch 12, 2010
In the Cold War over health care reform, the Democrats could end up paying a high price for ruling by “reconciliation.”
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onDecember 23, 2009
The Root’s editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., looks back at the first decade of the first century of the new millennium.
December 23, 2009
When we asked our contributors to name the most important events of the decade, there were some obvious choices, and quite a few that reflect The Root’s unique worldview.
September 8, 2009
About 50 million students around the country returned to school this morning. President Barack Obama addressed a few hundred of them at a Virginia high school. Despite controversy, he wisely went above the fray, and made the speech about not his critics but the students.
August 31, 2009
Dude tried to bean the leader of the free world with one of his Skechers and he gets out the joint early? Holy Crap.
August 13, 2009
Speaking to a town hall in Abuja on the last legs of her ten-day trip to sub-Saharan Africa, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used Bush v. Gore to relate to the embattled democracy. Did her diplomatic comparison go too far?
July 23, 2009
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is considering the nominations of two men to represent the United States in East Asia: Republican Governor Jon Huntsman of Utah, and Democrat John V. Roos of California. But it's the Democratic appointment who is selling out Obama's promise....
by Terence Samuel onApril 10, 2009
The country is actually way less divided than it has been in a long time. And what looks like polarization is actually a growing consensus, that one side is right and the other is not.
by Dayo Olopade onMarch 2, 2009
Read the washingtonpost.com Live Online discussion on A FAITH-BASED FIX with The Root's Washington reporter Dayo Olopade. Could President Obama's makeover of the office of faith-based initiatives boost the stimulus plan?
by Kim McLarin onJanuary 7, 2009
In at least one place, our president is a rock star.
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