In electoral politics, likewise: a successful re-election that seemed to betoken a sustained realignment for the Democrats. On the economy, lower grades: a depression averted, but record deficits, stagnant growth and stubborn elevated unemployment. On Obamacare, his signature achievement, a grade of incomplete, awaiting its implementation.
"The Obama Legacy" is from the January 18, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Ross Douthat and narrated by Kristi Burns.