Imagine how different America might be today, if FDR had been deposed in a coup. That's what happened in Honduras, where President Zelaya was deported for proposing a referendum on reforming the constitution.
Obama's ability to rise to the challenge will not only determine the fate of the health care system, but whether he will join the ranks of a handful of presidents who increased the security of the American people.
The impact that our mothers' feelings, ideas, ideals, experiences and activities have on us is difficult to grasp. What is clear, however, is that our mothers' politics influence our political identity