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Audacity of Hope

Lessons Learned From the American Independence

Glen McDaniel | Posted 07.04.2015 | Impact
Glen McDaniel

On July 4, 1776, the United States declared independence from Britain and a vigorous new democracy was born. This year, we celebrate our 239th birthday, and our Founding Fathers are probably doing somersaults from the grave and sputtering in wonderment, "Who knew?"

The Antidote to Wounded Deerism: A Superwoman Named Emily

Margaret Hession | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Margaret Hession

Little, yet fierce. That's precisely how Emily Dickinson, a poet first appeared to me in the pages of an anthology when I was 11-years-old. She would appear again later when my life was splintering away in trauma due to divorce (and I felt like eleven again).

How 'Hope' Became Obama's Fight Against Cynicism

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there's a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans t...

Unifier in Chief for a New America: The Politics of 2012 and Beyond

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Kanene Holder

A Brief History on These United States of DisUnion It was designed to unify. A star for each colony, showing our freedom from Great Britain. The A...

Hope in the Face of Uncertainty

Sam Koppelman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

Four years later, facing a slower than expected economic recovery and a congress that spends more time on anti-abortion legislation than investments to infrastructure, it does take audacity to hope.

The Promise of Hope

Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

HuffPost has commissioned a series of satirical videos that will call attention to the contradictions between Campaigning Obama and Governing Obama. (...

Jason Linkins

Daily Caller Has 'Exclusive' Report On Old News | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.29.2011 | Media

The Daily Caller has an "exclusive" report Tuesday that sounds an awful lot like an "exclusive" report from many, many years ago, but here goes: Presi...

The Need for Austerity and Audacity

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Just as Congress needs to implement an austerity agenda targeted on budget cutting and expense reduction, it needs to implement an audacity agenda targeted on growth, revenue generation and individual economic well-being.

America's Rorschach President?

Charles Kolb | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Reagan, Roosevelt, and Johnson were "conviction" presidents. They knew what they wanted to do as leaders. Barack Obama's rise to the presidency reflects an altogether different experience.

Gaza Boat Captain Released From Greek Custody

AP | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court has released from custody the American captain of a boat participating in an international flotilla aiming to b...

Greece Arrests Gaza-Bound Boat Captain

Associated Press | Posted 09.01.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say they have arrested the captain of a boat that was to be part of a Gaza-bound flotilla trying to deli...

Gaza-Bound Boats Barred From Leaving Greek Ports

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece — American protesters on a boat bound for the Gaza Strip were escorted back to shore Friday, as Greece announced it was banning v...

An Open Letter to U.S. Senator Mark Kirk

Kathy Kelly | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Senator Kirk, we are your constituents. It's not too late for you to acknowledge that your earlier call for military action against us jeopardizes our safety and to reverse your claim which insinuates that we are dangerous people.

Why We Must Sail to Gaza

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

A year ago, activists tried to break the blockade of Gaza with an international flotilla of ships. They failed. Now an even larger flotilla is preparing to set sail in June. And when the Audacity of Hope sets sail, I will be on it.

Ignite Your Passion and Change the World

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 06.07.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

Last summer, Latinos were in the streets protesting what they seen as unfair immigration laws. They played a proactive role in rectifying an injustice. Why aren't the rest of us?

From the Audacity of Hope to Timid and Kvetchy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is strange that a candidate who was able to read voters so well has become a president who seems to think citizens simply want legislation. Voters don't care about legislation; they care about outcomes.

Obama Children's Book `Of Thee I Sing' Out Nov. 16

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Coming two weeks after Election Day, a book from President Barack Obama for some of the nation's nonvoters: inspirational stories for...

Beck and Gerecht Call for Spanish Inquisition, American-style

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Smucker

By almost any sane man's litmus test -- it is America's role as a moderator in the Middle East and not as an inquisitor at home that will promote peace and undermine "global terrorism."

Tax Day Showed Obama's Book Sales Bolstered His $5.5 Million Income

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

WASHINGTON — Thanks to revived book sales after he became president, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, made $5.5 million last year. They paid...

Take One for the Team, Alexi

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Dear Alexi, You've played plenty of hoops over the years, so you of all people should know when it's time to pull yourself out of the ball game.

New Yorker Editor David Remnick's Obama Biography Too Soft On The President?

Bloomberg | Jeffrey Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some have seen Barack Obama as shape-shifter, world-class networker, memoirist, savior or putz. In "The Bridge," David Remnick, editor of the New Yor...

Members of Congress Have Violated Their Oath of Office

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

All members of Congress take an oath that includes these words: "I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter." Most -- maybe all -- have violated that pledge.

Harper's Editor Hodge Fired Now Shopping Obama Book Proposal

The Observer | Molly Fischer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Just a week after being unceremoniously ousted as the editor of Harper's Magazine, Roger Hodge has a book proposal out on submission from Jin Auh at t...

Obama's Quagmire of Ambiguity

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

If the president is to save his presidency from a fatal weakening, he needs promptly to work through his inner dialogue and resolve the contesting urge to be loved with the urge to be true to himself.

An Open Letter to the President: It's Time for Change, Not Spending Freezes

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It's time to be bold, Mr. President. Where is that audacity of hope? It's time to introduce a bold jobs-creation bill, and to replace your Wall Street-stained economic team members.