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David A. Graham

David Graham is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.
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Team Obama Isn't Blinking on Cutting Carbon

October 30, 2014 With most signs pointing toward a Republican victory in the midterm elections, is the Obama administration feeling the heat on climate-change policy? It doesn't look like it. Pressed by ABC's Jonathan Karl on carbon policy and more at the Washington Ideas Forum Thursday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was as unruffled ...

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Get Used to Endless War

October 30, 2014 Sometimes it feels like what's happening now, at any given moment, is bigger, more important, worse, and more dangerous than before. Luckily, that often turns out to be incorrect: Today's news is tomorrow's hazy memory, and what once seemed like an existential threat is now nothing more than an unpleasant ...

Hagel: Get Used To Endless War

October 29, 2014 Sometimes it feels like what's happening now, at any given moment, is bigger, more important, worse, and more dangerous than before. Luckily, that often turns out to be incorrect: Today's news is tomorrow's hazy memory, and what once seemed like an existential threat is now nothing more than an unpleasant ...

Detroit and the Evaporating Right to Running Water

October 22, 2014 Detroit: It's a metaphor for the decline of American manufacturing, the object ofthe ruin-porn gaze, and fodder for triumphalist ads. It also raises some serious questions about what living in a civilized democracy means. Take the case of water service for residents of the city. Detroit is undergoing serious austerity ...

Why Would Obama Try to Make the Election About Himself?

October 7, 2014 The president made headlines last week during a speech on the economy, where he implored voters not to make any errors: "Now, I am not on the ballot this fall .... But make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot—every single one of them." On Sunday's Meet the Press, ...

Barack Obama's Friendly-Fire Problem

October 3, 2014 Forget the question of whether the Secret Service can protect President Obama from physical threats from strangers. Can no one protect him from the political threats posed by his own friends? Leon Panetta, who served Obama as both director of central intelligence and secretary of defense, has a book out ...

Barack Obama's Friendly-Fire Problem

October 3, 2014 Forget the question of whether the Secret Service can protect President Obama from physical threats from strangers. Can no one protect him from the political threats posed by his own friends? Leon Panetta, who served Obama as both director of central intelligence and secretary of defense, has a book out ...

Eric Holder's Expansive Vision of Civil Rights

September 29, 2014 Americans are so accustomed to speaking about civil rights as an historical era—Martin and Malcolm, Selma and Montgomery, Jim Crow and segregated fountains—that there's a danger of forgetting that it's an ongoing constellation of issues, not just something for the history books. Nearly every article about Eric Holder stepping down ...

With Eric Holder's Exit, Obama Loses a Key Ally

September 26, 2014 One of Attorney General Eric Holder's major projects has been working to shorten prison sentences for certain offenders. But now Holder is taking a step to spring a different kind of figure from the justice system: himself. The White House announced Thursday that he'll be leaving his post as soon ...

With Eric Holder's Exit, Obama Loses a Key Ally

September 25, 2014 One of Attorney General Eric Holder's major projects has been working to shorten prison sentences for certain offenders. But now is taking Holder a step to spring a different kind of figure from the justice system: himself. The White House announced Thursday that he'll be leaving his post as soon ...