Women won in a big way in the 2012 election. Now we must hold their feet to the fire. In January, the new terms for our elected officials will begin, and I want them to consider a basic blueprint as they approach their work.
The arc of the moral universe bent a bit more toward justice on Tuesday. The president helped move the issue of LGBT equality forward -- and his reelection campaign was helped by moving it along, too. There's a new conventional wisdom: LGBT equality is a winning issue.
Freed of his campaign obligations and concerns, Obama is now free to be bold. We must hold him accountable for living up to his visionary rhetoric and call him out on the shortsightedness of his energy policy.
The elections are finally over, and either you're elated, frustrated or somewhere in between. Whatever the case, nearly half of Americans voted for the "wrong" guy. But who cares? It's time to make things work for everyone, not just the victors.
With President Obama's reelection and the Democratic majority under Harry Reid in the Senate, there is no doubt that the Affordable Care Act will be fully implemented in 2014. And a new era in health care will finally have begun.
I don't mean to sound ungrateful. President Obama has shown a great deal of support for women on many levels, starting with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. However, it's time for the President to go beyond that.
The ring tone on his cell phone blared the '60s hit, "Hold On, I'm Comin'." Recognizing his girlfriend's number, Eric Caine anxiously took the call. "It's OK," Tina reassured him. "You're on the voter rolls."
The trick is to develop enough confidence in the models that we are not tempted to manually override them when they contradict our own preciously-held view of the world. This is unfortunately also difficult in practice.
Now that the election is over, what steps can the president and new Congress take to ensure our nation's ongoing clean-energy leadership? Here are five actions for Mr. Obama that, if implemented, we believe would supercharge the U.S.'s clean-tech economy.
Mr. President: As you lead us through this second decade of the 21st century, it is time to pay political attention to the policies and institutional reforms that are needed in order to transform population aging from an economic catastrophe into an opportunity.
When Obama says he'll fight for your family, he means all our families -- including LGBT families. Today we celebrate the reelection of a president who has not only given us change we can believe in but who has given us progress to take heart in.
After last night's election, secular Americans can do things they haven't done in years: They can celebrate. They can feel a smidgen optimistic about the future of their country. And they can stop prattling on about repatriating to Canada.