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What Kind of Revolutionary Will You Be?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

if there is to be any change, it is going to be brought about by us, "we the people," not the politicians. No president, no congressman and no judge can do what you can.

Do The Right Thing: Hillary for Secretary of State

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

What better message to send than to appoint as our secretary of state a woman who is already known throughout the world as a principled and gifted fighter for freedom and equality?

The Meaning of Change Will Be Tested by the Auto Industry Bailout

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The question shouldn't be whether or not to bail out the U.S. auto industry, but how assistance to the car manufacturers fits within the larger national energy plan that is greener, self-sustaining and economically positive.

In Defense of the 2009 (and Beyond) Dream

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Devin

If we can dream it, it is possible. A battle to revitalize the human spirit requires no enemies, and a revolution of peace requires no violence.

How the World Sees Obama's Election

Martin Savidge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Savidge

When it comes to seeing the world change and history made one of the best seats from which to watch is the anchor chair... and this week what a view.

Barack Obama And Sam Cooke on Election Night

Kerry Candaele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Candaele

Bill Ayers was not Barack Obama's touchstone; rather, it was Sam Cooke and his never-ending refrain, Change is gonna come. And now change has arrived, and we embrace it.

Writing Our Redemption

Charles Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Barber

We are, at this very moment, at the start of writing our National Redemption Script.

Obama's Crowds Made the Difference

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

The reason I voted for Obama had little to do with the candidate and everything to do with the crowd.

Hitting the Reset Button on the 21st Century

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

Maybe we were just behind schedule. Could it be that we simply got a late start launching the real New American Century?

Sam Stein

When Biden Was Barack Obama (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's hard to remember, but at one point in time Joe Biden was considered the Democratic Party's Barack Obama -- the up-and-coming candidate of a new g...

This Election, Plates of Human History Will Shift

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

As November 4th approaches, voters are determining if they want to be an integral part of history, or on the wrong side of it. Forces are at work beyond description, like some divine hand pushing us forward.

Howard Zinn Will Vote For Obama But Says Direct Action is Needed

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

"Obama will not fulfill that potential for change unless he is enveloped by a social movement, which is angry enough, powerful enough, [and] insistent enough"

Howard Dean Rallies Pennsylvania: "We'll Win On The Ground"

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denise Dennis

Alluding to his experience as a physician, Dean explained that in therapy, the intensity of pain must be stronger than the fear of change, of taking the steps that will make them well. He said the pain Americans are experiencing is now stronger than their fear of change.

Advice for Obama: Listen to Mark Twain

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

The problem with the word "change" is that it's soft and vague -- and that's how too many blue collar and undecided voters perceive Obama.

Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio?

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Obama's words have changed. His ideas, so new, so fresh, now seem to be what we have heard before. From others. It's as if he has slipped from our fingers and into the hands of the professionals.

Don't Think of a Maverick! Could the Obama Campaign Be Improved?

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

Obama needs to be Obama again, the inspiring figure who gives us hope, not the dull policy wonk. Post-Palin, the Obama-Biden campaign seems to have become the Gore-Kerry-Hillary campaign.

Enough! Look At The Record, Not The Bells And Whistles

Teresa McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Teresa McCoy

Women here in Defiance, Ohio, are insulted that the McCain camp thinks that in 2008 we can't speak or think for ourselves. "Throw a woman on the ticket and they'll fall in line."

Big Media, Big Politics, and Change

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Precisely four years and one month ago, after seeing an unknown state senator from Illinois electrify the Democratic convention floor with a keynote speech, I wrote the following words...

Obama, Call On Us! (And We'll All Win)

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

In early Obama--that is, pre- nominee presumption--I heard a music-to-my-ears refrain. It went something like this: This historic moment is not about ...

Exclusive Premiere: An Anthem For Change

Dave Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Stewart

2008-08-22-stewart_prayer_fp.jpg Earlier this year when I was recording "American Prayer," a song I co-wrote with Bono, the words seemed to take on a whole new resonance, given the inspirational candidacy of Barack Obama.

Our Last Chance to Get the Country Back on Course

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Reluctant Democrats, feminists and independents must now confront one simple reality: John McCain will be more of the same, while Barack Obama will take us into a different direction.

Former Obama Aide Tried To Profit Off "Change"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A former campaign and legislative aide to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has sought government affairs clients in Washington by reminding potential prospe...

Ghosts of 1960

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

For all the advantages that Barack Obama has this year, the same problems that nearly led to Kennedy losing to Nixon are lurking just below the surface of the 2008 political landscape.

Old Vs. Change: Voters' Images Of McCain And Obama

AP | ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Now more than ever, it's the old guy against the agent of change. Ask people to blurt out their first words about the two presiden...

This is Obama's Time...

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Now, we as a people realize that the extreme conservatism dominating the Republican Party produces only division and incompetence. We are demanding a reversal of course.