Short of lifting sanctions, it can offer targeted help to boost Mugabe's rival.
His new office of faith-based initiatives still leaves unresolved a key church-state issue.
His humility is welcomed, but now comes a test of competence in deep reforms.
If the recovery bill bans spending on foreign goods, it will invite retaliation.
First, the US must deal with Europe to begin talks. But how impatient is it for quick results?
The recovery bill's plan to digitize people's health records needs an opt-out provision.
With a coming NATO summit, he must be clear on his goals for a war that isn't going well.
The global food crisis has slipped from the headlines. The world can solve it. Will it?
Will he take people's land to build a national grid when local networks for energy renewables may do?
Remember, it's just a down payment on transport. The US needs a long-term strategy.
By citing China as a currency manipulator, he may be heading off another credit bubble.
Americans can answer Obama's call to duty by changing their actions and attitudes.
The new financial crisis will take hard choices, but the goal must be restoring trust.
Obama's appeal for a 'new era of responsibility' has its roots in America's shared ideals.
Obama might find small opportunities to build up trust. He can't afford not to.
Kiev is provoking Russia in the gas crisis and other ways. It's a backfire strategy.
Today's tasks are so vast for a US leader that they can easily lead to mistakes, lapses, and hubris.
In pressuring Congress to pass his recovery plan, he sounds too much like a bear.
He can't afford to equivocate on free trade. US exports can help end this recession.
Failure of cleanup efforts has left America's largest estuary still nearly 'dead.' Why?