The Curse of Illinois. The Blagojevich affair and Barack Obama. By Steve Chapman.
Obama's Numbers. The president-elect has promised to make his math add up. Therein lies a glimmer of possibility. By Matt Welch.
Obama's Clinton Problem. Deregulation made the prosperity of the 1990s possible. Just ask Bill Clinton. By John Berlau.
Don't Take Your Guns to Town. Will Attorney General Eric Holder respect the Second Amendment? By Damon W. Root.
Change He Can Believe In. Some unsolicited advice for Barack Obama. By Radley Balko.
Three Predictions for Obama's America. Will the next president be a game-changer or agent of the awful status quo? By Nick Gillespie.
Obama Should Swear Off Executive Privilege. Keeping his staff transparent and accountable would send a strong message about open government. By Radley Balko.
The Audacity of America. Obama's victory reflects the best in our nation. By Steve Chapman.
A Transformation on Race. Barack Obama's "post-racial" posture reflects a quiet but radical shift in liberal ideas about race in America. By Michael C. Moynihan.
Is There Any Hope For This Man? Assessments of Barack Obama from planet reason. By Katherine Mangu-Ward, Virginia Postrel, Brink Lindsey, Richard Epstein, Bruce Bartlett, Jonathan Rauch, and Deirdre McCloskey.
Obama's Destructive Crime Policy. The senator sounds some encouraging notes, then endorses a failed, familiar policy—more federalization of crime. By Radley Balko.
Obama's Toothless Second Amendment. The senator defends the right to whatever arms the government decides to allow. By Jacob Sullum.
Obama's Wars. Liberal interventionism makes a comeback. By David Weigel.