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Barack Obama Acceptance Speech

As Obama's Old College Professor, It's Time to Issue a Final Grade

Lennard Davis | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Lennard Davis

Two years ago I chastised Obama for not learning the lessons I taught him in a course on politics and the novel in 1983. I said he needed to learn how narratives work and come up with his own counter narrative.

Fact-Checking Obama's Auto Bailout Claims

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business

In his formal acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination last night, President Barack Obama celebrated his administration’s efforts to get...

Sam Stein

Obama: 'We Don't Turn Back'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There were no fireworks on Thursday night -- at least not of the literal variety. There were no Greek columns or open-air stadiums ...

Obama Democratic Convention Speech: Recovery Path Hard, Challenge 'Can Be Met'

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND ROBERT FURLOW, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progre...

Read Barack Obama's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his Democratic National Convention speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday night. Bel...

LIVE UPDATES: Obama Makes Case For Second Term With DNC Speech

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama made his case for a second term with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday night. ...

Obama: 'The Path We Offer May Be Harder, But It Leads To A Better Place'

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND ROBERT FURLOW, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama acknowledged slow progress t...

Read Excerpts Of Obama's DNC Speech

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama will deliver his speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday night. Below, excerpts of his r...

Obama Speech At Democratic Convention To Outline Economic Vision

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

* Obama has chance to spell out his economic approach * Hard act to follow after Clinton at Democratic convention * Fina...

Obama Convention Speech Seeks To Sway Undecided Voters, Fire Up Supporters

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

By JULIE PACE AND CALVIN WOODWARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and t...

Obama's DNC Speech Moved Indoors Due To Severe Weather Threat

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama will not be giving his big speech on Thursday in Bank of America Stadium after all. On Wednesday, the Democr...

The Power Of Not Knowing

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Why are we so obsessed with knowing everything? While there's nothing wrong with knowledge and understanding, our insatiable desire to control stuff often gets in our way of being at peace in life.

Advice to Barack Obama: Be Modest in All Things

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

It was a different Obama, with a different voice, that I heard at the press conference on Friday. He appeared to be flip and full of himself.

Our Eyes Have Seen The Glory

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Cooper

On November 5th, I examined the red, weary eyes of my fellow taxpayers, which showed the residue of a sleepless night spent checking every news channel to see if it was really true.

How to Spend the Honeymoon

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Walden Bello

The first 100 days of Obama's presidency will be, in the usual fashion, a honeymoon with the American people.

Prop 8 and Rethinking the Amendment Process

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

A change in the amendment process for states will not always ensure the protection of minority rights. But it will encourage consistency. It will deter attacks on specific groups of people.

What We Won on Election Day

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Obama ran a campaign of high integrity, focusing on issues that really mattered, showing he could lead the whole country forward -- not pandering, but speaking to our higher selves.

Obama's Election is the "Triumph of Hope"

Linda Kulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Kulman

With Obama as our president-elect, the country is, in essence, about to enter into its 44th marriage.

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.

The World Breaths a Sigh of Relief as America's Light Goes Back On

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Looking at the faces of the people in the crowd, as Obama gives his first speech as president-elect, I see a hope that beams bright, a hope that does not stop at red or blue state borders.

The Morning After

Laurel Kaufer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurel Kaufer

As we have heard from the analysts on both sides for much of the last month, this year we saw "the perfect storm" hit the Republican party in almost every conceivable way.

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.

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.

Mexicans says "Obamanos"

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeannie Ralston

"Obamanos" is a bit of political Spanglish seen on bumper stickers in states with large Hispanic populations that translates -- in essence, not literally -- to "let's go Obama."

Silent Night

Beth Kohl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Kohl

As I think about the event in Grant Park last night, I think about those strangers whom I will never forget, no matter the randomness of our sharing this memorable experience.