He was repeatedly re-elected by wide margins, and will be mourned not only by Venezuelans but by many Latin Americans who appreciate what he did for the region.
There is an increase in right-wing efforts to smear liberal opponents as Communists, as supporters of terrorism, as un-American.
Coalition politics and reform struggles are anything but pure; they are, by nature, a polyglot; an uneasy amalgamation of disparate forces.
Joseph Stiglitz views growing inequality (a Marxist might say "the growing class divide") as a threat that may block economic recovery.
It is a great honor to be a part of a celebration commemorating the remarkable life of my dear friend and comrade, Estelle Katz.
Many - a significant portion I would argue - disapprove of the "fiscal cliff" deal because it does not increase taxes enough on the wealthy.
My summary of the best and worst of the last four years. Perhaps the bestest, not included, is the mass movement that elected the president.
Was it the workers' fault that the brand never adjusted to the reality of America today? Hostess kept churning out Twinkies and Ho Hos like it was 1969.
The incident illustrates the degree to which anti-socialist dissidents in Cuba are linked to important political circles both in the United States and Europe.
Last year, a year that began so brilliantly - for our top one percent - ended in angst.