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Obama Inauguration Coverage

President Obama and the Work of Remaking America

Scott Kurashige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Kurashige

Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement leaders defined their mission: "to save the soul of America." Obama's address can serve as a reminder of that incomplete mission.

Hungover Blogging of the Inauguration, an Inaugural Ball, & the HuffPost Ball

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Camp

I just returned from D.C. feeling like David Blaine returning from his 58-hour entombment in a block of ice: I'm cold, I lost some friends, and I gained an impressive case of PTSD.

His Excellency: Barack Obama

David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Weiner

Despite some very true and obvious comparisons between the two, I feel it's my duty to nip the coming onslaught of Washington/Obama comparisons in the bud.

Chief Justice Roberts? Really?

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

Roberts posed, "So help you God?'' as if he were interrogating Obama about whether he does believe in God.

Obama's Sober Sermon on the Steps

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

There was something very powerful about watching this relatively young man, one of the youngest to ever hold the highest office in the land, telling the American people to grow up.

The Science of 44

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Now, finally, we have a President unafraid to declare that skepticism and rationalism have just as legitimate a claim on the public sphere as any other approach to the mysteries of the cosmos.


August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak


John Roberts Can Has Cheezburger?

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

We can't talk about what happened today without conceding that there's at least something to Great Man Theory. But I'm not talking about Obama -- I'm talking about Bush.

The Day the Earth Still Stood: What Will Obama Inherit?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

We don't know what the world holds for us in the Obama years, but it's not likely to be pretty.

Presidential Security

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

The Secret Service is doing its job.

Did Obama Wink at Tehran?

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

Tehran will likely interpret Obama's declared interest in finding a new way forward based on mutual respect as a clear -- and very positive -- signal to the Middle East in general, and to Iran in particular.

Game On...

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Mendelson

If Obama actually makes good on his words, then maybe all the suffering of the last eight years may not have been in vain.

Crown Royal, Coke and Change: The Inauguration from a Barstool in New Orleans

Linda Cronin-Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Cronin-Gross

At least for today, race, gender, and age become part of some kind of beautiful landscape where everything just seems to fit. From a bar stool in New Orleans, it looks like change.

Flashback: The First Black (Fictional) President

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Wallechinsky

In 1964, my father, Irving Wallace, wrote a novel, The Man, about the first black president. For this, my father received both accolades and death threats.

Will President Obama Back Multi-Generational Families?

Amy Goyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goyer

The nation's grandparents have taken notice of the many ways the Obama model validates their own contributions to their families.

A New Era of Responsibility

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

A hearty congratulations to America. After a dark stretch of wandering into the dark heart of GOP error, we have a leader worthy of our highest post. Now for the hard part.

Inaugurating a New Century?

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Feffer

On this Inauguration Day of hope and inspiration, let's inaugurate not only a new president but something more profound: a new way of living on this earth.

A Day for Democracy's Faithful

Nick Penniman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Penniman

I don't believe in a god, but I believe in something equally as improbable and audacious. No, not Obama, but American democracy.

Harlem Village Academies 7th Graders Blog the Inauguration

Deborah Kenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Kenny

2009-01-21-IMG_7316croppedfp.jpg"I'm thinking right now that if America can change, so can I. I can change my behavior, my attitude. I can make so many improvements. Like Barack, I am going to be somebody. I, too, will help America."

Welcome, President Obama

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Forty-five years ago, I stood on the west tip of the Mall and heard the first great speech of my life -- Dr. King's "I Have a Dream." Today I stood on the east end to hear Obama redeem that dream.

01.20.09 -- Free At Last!

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

The anger and feeling of betrayal that was so evident on that warm, sunny fall day in 1967 were nowhere to be seen on this bitterly cold, intermittently sunny winter day in 2009.

On-The-Ground Obama Inauguration Coverage: Liveblog, Photos and More

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

Live commentary and photos from HuffPosters on the ground at inauguration events across Washington. Come inside and join the liveblog, and send us your photos from DC.

Our Long National Nightmare is Over

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

It turns out that a lot of people in my circle knew all about this Barack Obama long before I did. All I had to do was listen and be smart enough to remember.

MSNBC To Air Obama Inauguration In Theaters

Hollywood Reporter | Paul J. Gough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- President-elect Barack Obama is on his way to the big screen, thanks to a deal between MSNBC and Screenvision that will put the news chann...