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"This whole country's just like my flock of sheep!"

Heather Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Heather Frank

In a delightfully subversive programming decision, Turner Classic Movies is showing A Face in the Crowd tonight at 8pm, just days before the election.

My Letter to Barack Obama

George Stevens, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Stevens, Jr.

I wrote to Barack several days later. Here's the letter. Looking back, it seems as if today was somehow written in America's destiny.

An Obituary for the Bush Administration

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Geana

This is the great gift of the Bush administration, that apathy has fallen by the way side; citizens are once again active in government. This is George Bush's legacy.

Time For Grand Coalition Government

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The 2008 election presents another appropriate time when bipartisan unity government is needed more than ever.

Nomination for Best Image of Election Night 2008

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

For best image of the night, I nominate this image juxtaposing Newsweek's recent cover entitled "America the Conservative" next to 2008's electoral map showing a landslide for the "socialist."

Final Poll of Cable Television News Viewers

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reese Schonfeld

Tonight's election results it also offers proof or disproof of a long-held concept -- that people tend to watch news that comforts them and confirms their attitudes and biases.

Return of the Jedi

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

I imagine how my ex-boss, an ailing Ted Kennedy must feel tonight, knowing that many, many months ago he exclaimed to the nation that he could feel change in the air.

Who's Watching?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

When we vote, there will be many by our side we can't see, but they'll be watching us. Whitman wrote that for all we know, he may be standing looking over our shoulders now. He may be right.

The First President Who is Black

Paul Finkelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Finkelman

In the end Obama is not America`s first black president -- he is America`s first president who happens to be black. The difference is huge.

American Elections: A True Opportunity for Change, or Just Plastic Surgery?

Gilbert Doumit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gilbert Doumit

As a foreign observer, I am amazed by the level of political engagement and the turnout of the American citizens to the voting ballots - these things reflect their commitment to a better world.

Liveblogging the Election from Amman, Jordan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The Middle East is divided between disbelief and excitement as well as apathy. Many can't believe that America will indeed elect a black man with African roots and a Muslim father as president.

Hooray for Pennsylvania

Chris Durang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Durang

You know what, I'm shell shocked. I can't feel glad yet, that's a quirk of mine, it's hard for me to celebrate.

Thank You Barack Obama

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Lee Curtis

Thank you Barack Obama. Thank you for four years ago making me say out-loud, "Why can't he be our candidate?" Thank you for blowing away the ether of complacency.

Election Night, Do Not Concede: Open Letter Signed By Gore Vidal & Others

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

It is reasonable to once again expect further manipulation on election night by some Republican officials, as in 2004; should we also expect Democrats to once again concede in the face of fraud?

A Fable for the GOP

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

Several years ago, I wrote a book about the lessons of Aesop's Fables. I learned that during the sixth century B.C., Aesop had become counselor to one...

Reflections on Voting -- 11/4/08

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

I kept thinking, "I wish my Mother could be here." I thought about Barack Obama's grandmother... and Paul Newman, too.

Yes. We. Did.

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

As Obama has campaigned, so shall he govern. And as he won, so have we won. We must preserve, protect and defend the nation we have won back.

Wondering What Will Be

Richard Schiff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Schiff

As we stand on the verge of a shifting earth I wonder is this the Big One, the epiphany that leads us to brilliance in real time, or is this one of the aftershocks.

Getting on the Bus

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

The time to celebrate and wax poetic will be limited. It will probably end very abruptly on January 21, 2009, when President Barack Obama commences his grand plan to fix what appears unfixable.

Slowest. Election. Day. Ever.

Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Benjamin Sarlin

Where are the hysterical twin shrieks of voter fraud and voter suppression? Where are the Drudge sirens proclaiming the exit poll results like Moses bringing the Ten Commandments from the mountaintop?

My First Racist Letter Arrived Today

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Deggans

Gotta be honest, I expected this way before now. And it's probably a measure of how scared some racists are that America is on the verge of electing its first black president.

Let Us Now Praise The Unsung Heroes/Heroines of The Voting Booths

Erica Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Heller

In my 24/7 nail-biting terror that the election will be snatched and stolen from Obama, I was reminded that there are many people, committed and dedicated, who work exceedingly hard on Election Day.

The American People Say "Yes We Can"

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Tuesday's election was a milestone in building an America that lives up to its ideals, an event that has broken down old barriers and opened up new doors.

Election Day Liveblogs, Reaction and Analysis from HuffPost Bloggers

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Read Election Results liveblogs from Lincoln Mitchell, Cristina Page, Daniel Sinker from Chicago, Daoud Kuttab from Amman, Jordan, plus more blogging from Andrei Cherny, Peter Daou, Robert Elisberg, Chris Kelly, and many, many more.

Pray for America on Tuesday: A Picture Worth 158 years

Peter Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Samuelson

Today at least, in St. Louis, America looked back on one of the darkest moments in its history, and resoundingly told Judge Taney to go to hell.