People often ask me whether being President has made it more difficult to spend time with Michelle and our girls. But the surprising truth is that being in the White House has made our family life more "normal" than it's ever been.
While the name of former GOP communications operative Elizabeth Lauten will be forgotten faster than they can turn it into a Jeopardy question ('What 31 year old who still consults her parents should have her Facebook privileges removed?') few parents will forget the First Family's Teenage Eye Roll.
Instead of griping about how Malia uses her dad's connections to campaign donors, we should be applauding her for learning early on how to open the right doors. More importantly, we should be making sure our own children learn the same lessons.
Two nights ago, I watched the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony along with more than 31 million Americans. I felt a sense of pride during the commercia...
China has recently overtaken the United States as the world's highest carbon emitter. Of course, for any solution to be effective, not only the United States, not only China, but the entire world must get on board.
It must be so frustrating to be an Obama-hater now. Perhaps it is like being a liberal who did not consider Ronald Reagan to be the God of the White House in the '80s.
Where would criticism lay in regards to his personal life? Somewhere, I imagine, but the points presented here just don't seem to hold water. Where did we diverge the paths of success and fulfillment in life when it comes to work and family?
Tackling the region's security challenges will require a long-term commitment from Washington and the international community at large. North Africa and the Sahel are inextricably linked. If Libya was a splash, Mali is a ripple.
The Russian Tea Room opened in 1927 (the restaurant closed its doors in 2002 and reopened in 2006) and is currently celebrating its 85th anniversary so recently I decided to pay a visit.
It is often in the smaller details of observation that the truth lies. A good example of this is the aftermath of the presidential debates, not the main conflict.
The election remains close, and the reality is that undecided voters may make the difference in swing states. Look, if you're still on the fence after all the ads and speeches and debates, climb down already. By now it's time to decide, don'tcha think?
In a country where broken families, single parents and divorce are numbered among the highest in the world, the Obamas have displayed strong family values. Obama spends time with his family almost every evening.
The reason my guys needed cellphones -- in case of emergency once they started wandering out in the world on their own -- is moot when the Secret Service is following you around all the time.
In one study, racial antipathy even extended to the Obama family dog. At first glance, it seems petty. But the never-ending assault on the Obamas has been the one constant from the moment that Obama declared his presidential candidacy in 2007.
Unless the law changes at a federal level, it won't make a difference when it comes to immigration for gay couples a friend cautioned. The president was careful to say this just what he feels "personally." "But it still feels good," my friend said.
Like Obama, my children magnify and inform and give meaning to everything I do. And if I had the power to transform the debate on same sex marriage in this country, I'm pretty sure I would be thinking of my sons as I did so