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Hope and Change

An Open Letter to (and Winning Campaign Theme For) Hillary Clinton

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

I'm sorry, but "Fighting For Us" doesn't cut it. It's dull and spiritless. You're so much more transcendent than that. Your campaign needs an effective bumper-sticker that perfectly sums up who you are and what your candidacy is all about.

Obama Is a Modern Day Moses, Leading with the Paradoxical Commandments

BJ Gallagher | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

Being a change leader is a tall order. People love the soaring rhetoric with which he outlines his vision of a better life. We trust that he has the right stuff to do the job. We want to believe that he'll deliver on his promises. And above all, we want him to be all things to all people.

Where Is 'Change We Can Believe In'?

Moe Glenner | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Moe Glenner

Perhaps what we were really saying is that we didn't want a real solution, but rather for the immediate problem to go away. How many of us are living in the United States of Denial?

Adam Carolla Talks Cars, Politics and Why He Hates Hollywood

Steve Karras | Posted 01.07.2013 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

"I like O'Reilly; I like his show and am flattered that he wants me to be a regular contributor to his show. It's not far from my satellite studio where I do the webcast. On Mondays I go in, do about seven or eight minutes of complaining about something and go home."

We Won't Apologize for Hope

Thrity Umrigar | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Thrity Umrigar

A few months ago, Sarah Palin, with her trademark sarcasm, asked Obama supporters, "How's that hopey changey stuff working out for ya?"

Koch Brothers Group Unleashes Ad In $25 Million Anti-Obama Blitz

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

Voters are allowed to kick a likable guy out of office. That's the core message in the second phase of Americans for Prosperity's largest ad campai...

What Did Obama Mean by Change?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Even the most ardent Obama supporter can't in good conscience or sound mental state argue that President Obama has changed the way Washington works. He's just played the game a little better.

The Dangerous Allure of Political Promises

Terry Newell | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

Our minds -- and those of politicians -- feed on overconfidence. We want to believe not only the promise but that the person who made it can deliver. A recent book by Nobel-winning economist/psychologist Daniel Kahneman helps explain this.

I Believe in Hope

Ziad Isa Khan | Posted 11.27.2011 | College
Ziad Isa Khan

The hope that determination and sufficient planning would lead us towards our goals is gone. There is a generation of talented Americans vanishing before our eyes.

D.C. Coffee House Chatter: Hillary for VP

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Why would Hillary accept and go from being Secretary of State to vice president? The biggest reason would be to help save Obama's presidency.

In The Shadows Of The Sacred: Indecent Exposure For Our Children

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

Even before the most recent economic crisis, we have allowed our children to see the devastation of our earth, of our country, of our Native Americans, of our poor people and of our sick people.

Blue Dog President?

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

Last autumn, just before the midterm elections, a group of Democratic Congress members -- call them the "Super Blues" -- petitioned President Obama no...

Not a Post Apocalyptic Wrap- Up

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

When the Administration says they want to work with Boehner and McConnell, they do. The way a five-year-old with a magnifying glass wants to work with ants. Same goes for Republicans.

Hope and Change 2.0: It's the Tea Party's Turn

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

If you listen to the Tea Party candidates...actually listen to what they (as opposed to the media filters) are saying, you start to hear the same language of hope and optimism we heard in 2008.

Our Time has Come: Hope, Change and Superman

Jenifer Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jenifer Fox

The debate on education should be as nuanced as the lives of the various children who walk through the doors of our nation's schools every day, intent on learning.

Selling Hope Instead of Fear: 
Redefining Activism

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christiana Wyly

We need to follow Obama's example of reaching across the barriers that divide us as a people. We must learn how to reach into our hearts and truly meet another human being exactly where they are.

From Nightmares to Dreams Come True

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

Long gone is the unique American social phenomenon that each new generation will "do better" than the last. Things are starting to feel more like "The Grapes of Wrath" than "The Great Gatsby."

Hanukkah: How to Celebrate (And Clean Up After) the Festival of Lights

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

Yes, Hanukkah candles drip. There are always distractions from every family ritual, but try to "be in the moment." Don't slip into "freak-out" mode just because something isn't going as planned.