This election has the potential to fundamentally change the landscape of what built, bolstered, sustained and characterized America since its founding. There is a Republican ticket that is keen to completely erode the social contract that has made America great.
The polls over the last few months tell a story of the changing moods of American voters, driven by specific events though the consistently point to Obama having an advantage in the Electoral College.
The "New Democratic South," in all its many faces and origins and hopes, genuinely believes in a new, dynamic, successful America -- that may be the lesson from Charlotte: belief in America and belief in a New Democratic South.
Do you feel as if you've spent the last 18 months, slowly succumbing to that tickle in your throat, the dull ache behind your eyes, which you didn't w...
The president should make clear that our exceptionalism is not how wealthy the few become, but how much prosperity is created and shared by the many, and the fairness and justice and decency we stand for.
No matter what the pundits and the party hacks say, third-party candidates do have a shot at winning, only if the debates were set up to include them.
The Bible possesses a kind of iconic power in American culture that has little to do with its contents. Indeed, sometimes its contents and its iconicity clash.
A campaign that had been locked at even for many months has changed to advantage-Obama. Democratic Senate candidates have begun to surge. The odds of Democrats gaining more seats in the House have risen and Democratic control of the House is increasingly plausible. Why?
"As a citizen, I feel so strongly about the essential goodness and capability of President Obama that I'm really willing to make pretty much any kind of effort and sacrifice they ask of me in trying to keep him in office. That's what it comes down to."
How many people can say they spent time at both the Republican and Democratic convention and came away feeling calm and recharged? Well, anyone who spent time at the Huffington Post Oasis, which was a world away from the crowds and chaos.
At the Democratic National Convention, Cristina Saralegui spoke about the need for Cuban Americans to have "other choices." Her words were about much more than President Obama and the Democrats -- they were about our community.
What caused this optimistic shift in the American mood is open to interpretation, as always. Pollsters don't ask things like, "Why are you more optimistic now than you were two weeks ago?"
At the DNC, Bill Clinton restated his successful ideological hybrid of social progressivism, cultural moderation and fiscal responsibility. Barack Obama affirmed these same center-left themes. Let's compare the two speeches.
Whose side is God on in the presidential election? The Republicans -- both at and subsequent to their convention -- have actively laid claim to God's mantle and given the Almighty credit for most things American.
Sooner or later, voting will be as easy as going online and clicking for your candidate, like everything else. But in the meantime, maybe sheer convenience isn't such a necessary factor in voting.
Presidential campaigns aren't decided on the last day of a race. They're decided in all the days and moments leading up to Election Day. Let's look at five moments already conducted, then the five moments still on the horizon.