Michael Lind is the editor of New American Contract at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., and the author of The American Way of Strategy. He has been a staff writer or senior editor at the New Yorker, Harper’s magazine, the New Republic, and the National Interest.

The president doesn't understand how manufacturing or agriculture works. No amount of weatherproofing or education will help bring U.S. industry back, says Michael Lind.

If the Obama administration doesn’t start to deal with the populist wave headed for Washington, Republicans will tap a reservoir of resentment that could destroy his presidency.

The president may have struck out in the opening statement of his first major press conference, but then he turned into Babe Ruth.

The votes against Obama’s stimulus package came from a Southern confederacy of Republicans and conservative Democrats. Their message to America? Drop dead.