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Historic Election

Obama Takes the Reins

Lynne Glasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynne Glasner

Obama's victory ends the nightmare of the last eight years of the Bush Era, during which time the rule of law has taken a back seat to self-interest and aggrandizement of power.

Two Years of Inspiration

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

I have never seen a more exciting demonstration of democracy in action than what I have witnessed in the past two years, since I first read both of Obama's books and signed on as a volunteer.

Election T-Shirts Build a Community of Supporters

Kristin Gorski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin Gorski

Until the historic presidential campaign of 2008, most American's memories of political t-shirts were limited. These short-sleeved garments were red a...

I Have Reached Obama Overload

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

You know your family has crossed the line into Obama Overload when you start talking to your children about history and they don't walk out of the room.

Vote for Obama Because He's Black

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

Here's the thing - people are going to vote against Obama because he's black. This is the country we live in. And I know, he's only half black, yadda...

A Just Democracy

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katrina vanden Heuvel

I experienced a surge of hope after the most nationally inclusive race for president in US history. It was that hope that moved me to write a manifesto about how to invigorate our democracy.

America's Robotic Applause

Dennis Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dennis Perrin

It's one thing to be told that you're living in historic times. It's another to be told that not only must you happily appreciate this, you should applaud the fact, regardless of personal doubts.

Both Made History, But One of Them Had to Win

Anne-Marie Slaughter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne-Marie Slaughter

The nastiness of Obama's supporters' reactions to Hillary even in victory is another version of the politics he wants to end.