Incomplete Legacy? Mixed Report Card for Obama

U-T San Diego -- This op-ed is by Casey Dominguez, associate professor with the University of San Diego’s department of political science and international relations.

Editor's note: Barack Obama made history when he was elected president of the United States in 2008. As the Democratic Party prepares to formally nominate him for a second term in the Oval Office, voters will soon have to decide whether to stay the course or go with Republican Mitt Romney. We asked a local political science professor for her take on the Obama record.

How should we evaluate President Obama’s four years in office?

When academics evaluate presidents, we generally rate most highly those presidents who work with Congress to achieve major policy change, make important marks on the world stage, and bring about significant positive changes in society. (Full Story