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Excitement Obama

Baby Steps

Matthew Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Owen

The day after the inauguration, in the U.S. and abroad, we were like new parents, mouth agape, filled with awe, hope and excitement.

Woodstock in Washington

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

In the election of Barack Obama, the mood of fear and anger that has gripped our country for eight years seems to have vanished overnight. At least for now.

Inauguration, Orange

Suz Redfearn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suz Redfearn

I have no capacity for standing out in the cold. I was born in Florida. What was I going to do with my two year-old? All our babysitters either wanted to be home to watch the Inauguration themselves, or try to go.

What Makes You Cry... Besides the Obama Inauguration?

Rob Kall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Kall

I've been thinking about the tears of joy, that feeling of choking up, the chill up the back of the neck, of sympathy and empathy, for a few decades.

Together We Stand: The Inauguration

Joy Bryant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joy Bryant

We all stood, friends and strangers, freezing and frozen, laughing and crying, booing and cheering... together. And that's how we'll get through all the mess that our country is in.

Obama Fronts

Lester Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lester Sloan

Barack Obama represents something inside all of us, something not defined by color or ethnicity. We look at him and see a fleeting reflection of better selves.

The Inauguration: Greetings from the Mob

Alexander Trowbridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Trowbridge

In this historic inauguration, seating is so much on the mind. Some people arrived at the gates just as the last of the guests at the pre-inaugural balls stumbled back in the opposite direction.

Now We Can

Rick Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Siegel

Now we can and must demand better ethical standards from our bankers, financial advisors, corporate and political leaders.

A Moment Which Will Last a Lifetime

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom D'Antoni

From 11 p.m., when I heard Olbermann announce that Obama had won, until the middle of the afternoon today, I have been speechless. Me! I get paid for words.