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2008 Presidential Election

Supposedly Safe GOP House Seat in CA Too Close To Call

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Despite voting with George W. Bush 94.4% of the time, this fall Calvert distributed mailers without a single mention that he belonged to the Republican party, proclaiming himself "An Independent."

Congratulations From a Conservative

Douglas MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas MacKinnon

While it may anger some of my fellow conservatives, I want President-elect Obama to succeed. More than that, I need him to succeed. Rhetoric is easy but results are hard and often fleeting.

Pride and Prejudice: Thank God Obama is Married to a Woman

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So this is what it's like to feel proud to be an American again. And at the very same time, we are supremely filled with shame as Californians.

Ten Surprises about Election '08

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

My colleagues and I developed this analysis over the past couple days. Highlights include * The Electoral College landscape of true swing states in f...

Convulsions, Sobs, and Laughter

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

There was communal joy over the election of Barack Obama but also a physical sense of release amounting to a national convulsion.

France Thrilled With Obama

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karin Badt

The French are upfront about the fact that Obama is celebrated for his symbolism: as a black man, as the new Kennedy, as the man who will open European-American relations.

Situation Wanted: White Woman, 40s, Seeks New Obsession Following 2008 Election

Ann Handley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ann Handley

Obama is in the House, which was the goal. But what happens to us now - those who are part of his massive database of names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, and Twitter accounts?

Barack Obama and the World's Highest Hopes

Bill Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Cusack

I feel as if America just took a shower. This country has never felt so clean and fresh and reinvigorated.

Barack Obama and My Kids

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

Without first acquiring a track record of reaching across the aisle, one of the greatest opportunities to create a modern "New Deal" to help Americans across the country will be lost.

France Celebrates Obama's Big Win

Jessica Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Roy

Last night, American expatriates and our interested French brethren gathered to celebrate, drink champagne and dance with their necks craned painfully so as to have an eye constantly on CNN.

Hoping I Can Change: Why I Was Wrong About Barack Obama

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Sachs

I've been consistently wrong about our President-Elect since way back in January. I think I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Defeat-ocrat -- someone who looks for the cloud in every electoral silver lining.

The End of the Republican Majority: Three Things You Need to Watch

Martin Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

The historic 2008 presidential election is over and the main casualty is the Republican Party.

Say it Loud, I'm Black (in spirit) and I'm Proud

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Obama's job will not be easy, but he has indeed demonstrated the kind of curiosity, intelligence, judgment, resolve and presence of mind, and the ability to inspire, that great leaders are made of.

American Beauty

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darin Murphy

It's nearly impossible to grasp the sheer gravity of this moment. All watched with gaping mouths, transfixed by pride and disbelief, as Obama appeared for the first time as the next President.

Obama Takes the Reins

Lynne Glasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynne Glasner

Obama's victory ends the nightmare of the last eight years of the Bush Era, during which time the rule of law has taken a back seat to self-interest and aggrandizement of power.

Wide Awake in America

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

What we witnessed last night and what we're still feeling the aftershocks of this morning is, in a word, history.

Jubilation In The Streets Of D.C. PHOTOS

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Shrake

"It's been a long, a long time coming / But I know a change gonna come / Oh, yes it will" ~ Sam Cooke In reverse chronological order, here are scenes...

A Note of Caution

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

History will show that Palin's nomination was an abomination, an affront to reason, and an insult to the American people.

Yes We Can, Said Barack Obama, And We Did

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Obama's victory does not spell the end of racial disparity in America, but it is a ringing sign of progress, a triumph on the road to greater equality and realizing the Dream that Martin Luther King, Jr. revealed to us.

Environmental Groups Congratulate Obama on Victory

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Among the many celebrating Barack Obama's victory today are environmentalists. Here's what some have to say:

This Year's Jewish Vote

Marc R. Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc R. Stanley

Every four years, like a broken record, we are subjected to the refrain from Republicans that "this is gong to be the year the Jewish community votes Republican," but it never proves true.

Barack Obama: America's 44th President

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

The election of Illinois Senator Barack Obama as America's 44th president is astounding, historical, implausible, improbable and completely without precedent.

Barack Obama is Great Example of American Success

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Grant Cardone

Regardless of your political beliefs you have to appreciate that this little known man persuaded the citizens of this country to go out and elect him President of the US.

Will President Obama Lead on Climate Change?

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

Now that the heat of the campaign season is behind us, we hope Obama will stop pretending that "clean coal" is a realistic way to reduce carbon emissions and achieve energy independence.

The Unsung Heroes of Obama's Victory: The United States Secret Service

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Barack Obama, his staff, and his agents were brave enough and smart enough to figure out how to make him as accessible as possible without sacrificing his security.