A nonprofit organization started by two former Obama White House staffers received $5 million -- or most of its $8.4 million in revenue last year -- from four unnamed donors, new disclosures obtained by the Center for Public Integrity indicate.
Some would like to believe that because we now have a black president, that we no longer have a need to push for civil rights or equality. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The aftermath of what many consider the worst presidency in our history has damaged the GOP, and party leaders choosing an entire roster of out-of-touch candidates in 2012 shows the damage is ongoing.
We are told that Obama's budget will trade "modest entitlement savings" for immediate tax hikes on the corporate rich. If that is so, the trade that will be proposed tomorrow will reflect poor judgment -- poor moral judgment, poor economic judgment and poor political judgment.
I generally take the longer view and think Supreme Court nominations are the most significant actions U.S. presidents take, but besides anything Obama has already done or will do in the future, the election itself made democracy better -- maybe.
The second inauguration of President Barack Obama proved many things. For all the men who have had a misstep that they could not recover from, seeing Obama defy those obstacles yet again was a revelation in itself.
Critics say it's more of the same out of an Obama Administration that in the first term had a cozy relationship with corporate patrons.
On Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, President Barack Obama will take the oath of office, marking the 57th formal presidential inaugural ceremony. In all, U.S. presidents have been sworn in 70 times, which includes both private and public ceremonies.
After watching the so-called "fiscal cliff" negotiations, I am very concerned that during the next four years you will address only America's immediate needs and maintain the status quo.
We can start with gun control legislation. President Obama is in his second term and now is in a position to take action. Public opinion is on his side. Let's put pressure on our legislators to make sure this happens.
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly famously opined during his post election analysis: "It's not a traditional America anymore. People want stuff." Though a sophomoric conclusion, O'Reilly is simultaneously right and wrong.
What I have learned from living abroad is that the meaning of the word "election" is not universal.
People everywhere live in very challenging situations, and President Obama is able to reach beyond international boarders and deliver optimism to those who seek it.
Much has been written about the nation's changing demographics and Obama's record-breaking ground game. But there's at least one more lesson for aspiring political pundits and scientists alike -- to win, you have to say something substantial.
In the wake of our victory in Colorado good people are understandably clamoring to pass similar measures in their states. So let's move forward in other states, but let's do so patiently and strategically.
The conservative worldview holds that, with its welfare checks and free lunches, the most pressing challenge our nation faces is that poverty here is just too awesome. The outlook isn't just idealistic: it's willfully, blindly naïve.