In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I write about the rough seas ahead for President Obama.
Just three months ago, the future looked considerably brighter for him; but now the disappointing economic recovery, the return of public attention to Afghanistan, and of course the oil spill threaten to make the coming months as problematic as the ones behind him.
Most worrying is his waning ability to persuade others to follow his lead -- which will make solving these problems even harder.
Or, so I argue. Please read the full article here: Rough Seas Ahead