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Entries by Howard Fineman from 05/2011

A Post-Osama America: What Bin Laden's Death Means For Obama, Our Country

Posted 05.02.2011 | Politics

White House aides will pocket the accolades for Sunday night's announcement, but soon enough, the battle over America's future will resume. The death of bin Laden won't end that battle; it will intensify it.

Obama Gets Osama: Goodbye Vietnam

Posted 05.02.2011 | Politics

By calmly and meticulously overseeing the successful targeting of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama just proved himself -- vividly, in almost Biblical terms -- to be an effective commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States.

Carrying the Torch in a Digital Age

| Posted 05.15.2011 | College

Colgate is the answer, not the problem. The paradox of our Upstate isolation -- which was the old knock on Colgate -- is now the saving essence of it. Colgate offers the opposite of a fragmented, distracted, virtual world.

Newark's Story -- and Ours

| Posted 05.20.2011 | Media

This was a quiet, do-it-yourself ceremony: eight reporters and editors hunched over laptops in the Newark Public Library, launching two websites designed to bring cutting-edge, digital local journalism to Newark.

Obama's Gone, But The Big Dog's Here

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton spoke this afternoon at a moving memorial service for industrialist and Newsweek co-owner Sidney Harman, w...