From Africa to Baltimore: The long path to education for a Hopkins star

Reinhold Niebuhr

Liberals must stand with the president

Liberals must stand with the president

Every week on the lecture trail, I meet progressives who are demoralized and/or infuriated by Barack Obama's performance as president. They insist that they will not work for him again or even vote for him. Many have signed petitions saying as much. They are finished with President Obama.

I have criticized many of Mr. Obama's policies. But my progressive friends and allies are overlooking three things: (1) Many of them played a disastrous role in the 2000 election, preventing the Gore administration that should have been; (2) Their charge of betrayal is exaggerated; (3) Mr. Obama, for all his temporizing and capitulation, is America's most progressive president since FDR, and...