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1984 Democratic Convention

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week we said goodbye to Mario Cuomo. He was an electrifying speaker -- not just because of his style but because of the rich language, the erudition, and especially the soul he brought to his speeches. As he demonstrated in his famous speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention, shining a light on what we can do better doesn't have to be disheartening, it can also inspire. "There is despair, Mr. President, in the faces that you don't see, in the places that you don't visit in your shining city," he said, addressing Ronald Reagan. "You ought to know that this nation is more a 'Tale of Two Cities' than it is just a 'Shining City on a Hill.'" We also bid farewell to 2014, which I'll remember as the year that awareness of how mindfulness can enhance well-being reached a tipping point. Here's to a New Year in which our inner resilience and wisdom can help us meet the challenges ahead.

Words Matter: Mario Cuomo's 1984 Tale of Two Cities Relevant to Today's Politics of Disappointment

Karen Hinton | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Karen Hinton

Almost 30 years ago, on a 30-inch Zenith TV with rabbit ear antenna situated close to the screen front door of Lusco's Restaurant in Greenwood, Mississippi, was the face of Mario Cuomo, speaking to the 1984 Democratic Convention in San Francisco.

July 17, 1984: Carrying the Baton from King to Obama

Steve Cobble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Cobble

It takes nothing away from the absolutely brilliant campaign that Obama and Axelrod and Plouffe ran last year to point out that because of Jackson's two incredible campaigns, they started closer to the finish line.

History, Hope and Hillary: A Call for Party Unity

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

I am asking that you heed the lessons of 1980 and remain loyal to the party both candidates represent and to the legacy of the Clinton administration they seek continue.

Selling Out Sometimes? Okay. Selling Out All The Time? Not.

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

Barack Obama dealt a bit in platitudes during the primaries so that he'd have less to disassociate himself from once he had the nomination in hand. But he held back on a few whoppers, too.