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Barack Obama Inauguration Speech

Anti-Gay Pundit Makes Major Historical Gaffe In New Obama Rant

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Buster Wilson has joined the chorus of conservative voices angered by President Barack Obama's inaugural references ...

Obama Displays 'Ignorance' During Address, Says Pundit: 'Nobody Is Born Gay'

Posted 01.24.2013 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer condemned President Barack Obama's inaugural address, pointing specifically to -- you guessed it -- th...

Governing in Prose

Thrity Umrigar | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Thrity Umrigar

As he gets ready for his second inaugural address on January 21, let us hope that the Barack Obama who enthralled the nation with his 2004 Democratic convention speech shows up on that day.

Obama's Inaugural Address: Better Than Pundits Allow

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

As a master orator, Obama faced expectations for his inaugural speech that were infused with the stratospheric hopes of his audience. Reporters were ...

Obama, the Preacher, and the Devil

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Barack Obama gestures to express himself, and he gestures quite often, but he usually keeps his movements contained. During the Inaugural, his gestures stayed within the width of his body.

Obama's Inaugural Speech Gets a B+

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

Watching the speech again after the Inauguration, and watching the world watch it, realizing that there was not a corner of the globe that wasn't listening, I think it is fair to have expected more.

The Honeymo Is Over

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Durst

It might have been the shortest honeymoon this side of a drunken Britney Spears careening off of quarter poker video games in Vegas. I'm talking about Barack Obama's relationship with the press after his Inauguration.

Cautionary Champagne at The Center for Constitutional Rights

Odile Weissenborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Odile Weissenborn

At the Center for Constitutional rights, forty people gathered to watch the inauguration, pleased to witness Bush's departure. "Don't let the rotor blades hit you on the way out," warned CCR's database manager.

Obama Inauguration Speech Slows Google Search Volume

Media Memo | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Check out the chart below, via the "Official Google Blog," (GOOG) which shows the overall volume of queries at the search engine giant yesterday. Tha...

What We Will Remember from Obama's 2009 Inaugural Address

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Obama's inaugural address was a good speech, but not truly canonical. Nevertheless, the inaugural address contained many passages that will enter into the mystic chords of memory.

Obama's Speech Through a Cuban Lens; Leaving Rhetoric Behind

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yoani Sanchez

The serene statement delivered yesterday by Barack Obama, with his manner of carefully constructed arguments and invocations to harmony, condemned all the rhetoric to be left in the 20th century.

Bush Speech Writer: Obama's Address Was "Cliched"

Columbia Journalism Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Gerson, who authored President George W. Bush's first and second inaugural addresses, offered on Fox News this critique of President Obama's s...

Memories, Parallels of JFK's and BHO's Inauguration

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

Forty-eight years before Barack Obama's inauguration, I was a teenager, sitting in front of a 12-inch Motorola console, watching 43 year-old John F. Kennedy of inaugurated as our 35th President.

The Obama Inaugural Drinking Game

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anne Hill

I have come up with a simple, celebratory drinking game to help ease the pain of what may very well be a day that will live in infamy: the day that keeps haunting us, the day we lowered the bar on change.

A Peek At Obama's Inaugural Plan

Yahoo! News | Carrie Budoff Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just hours after admitting he was intimidated by Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, Barack Obama went to stare it down. He had set the weeke...

Five Million Attend the Inauguration, Five Billion Watch on TV

David Latt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Latt

At a time of such violence and uncertainty, it will be good to relish a moment of clarity as we look forward to a future that moves the world away from the turmoil of the past eight years.