In a week of big headlines and big anticipation of a second Inaugural -- only the 5th in 50 years -- Arianna and Mary are at odds over the President's new aggressive leadership style on guns and debt. Mary sees a swaggering demagogue while Arianna likes his trajectory.
Celebration of Obama's second inauguration is already being dampened by news of his mulling the commencement of more drone bombing of Mali, destabilized and engulfed in violence, in no small part due to spillover of the violence from U.S.-NATO bombing of Libya
On this third Tuesday of January, I will indeed be filled with hope: hope, not in perfection but in perfectability; hope in the ability of our nation and our world to learn from our mistakes and turn from our excesses.
All inaugurations have their special moments, but they can also be expensive, exhausting, and bitterly cold.
When Obama is sworn in on Monday, the encore will elicit one last acknowledgement of our personal and collective accomplishments. Afterward, thousands of volunteers will fan out, returning to their respective corners of the nation, fired up and ready to keep moving forward.
Dr. King's principles and methodology of nonviolence outline a path to social change that still holds true.
Organizers have asked us (!) to harness our most patriotic and poetic instincts (!) with the hashtag #prezpoem. At times, we might come off as a little too earnest, and we might go a little crazy with our adjectives, and we might not even take the time to spell "thru" correctly, but don't judge us.
I don't know what a faggot means, really; don't even know about sex yet. All I know is she's talking about me, me; and whatever I am, is bad, very bad.
He always come in the back entrance; we decided we need to rename it the "BaRack entrance" he came so often.
The Commander-In-Chief has laid his head to rest in some of our favorite hotels around the globe.
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On Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, President Barack Obama will take the oath of office, marking the 57th formal presidential inaugural ceremony. In all, U.S. presidents have been sworn in 70 times, which includes both private and public ceremonies.
This confluence of historic events provides an important opportunity for Americans to reflect on the relationship between King's legacy, the outrage of Citizens United and the broader corruption crisis it has come to represent, and the promise and peril of Obama's second term.
I know, it's late. But you often play with a speech the night before or enroute -- so how about your last Inaugural? Because it requires a thematic spine that endures, may I suggest one that emerges out of your books, talks, presidency: MoneyOut/VotersIn. Until we have a democracy-for-all, your progressive priorities may be stymied by the billionaires, super PACs and suppression that just tried to buy and steal our elections. They'll be back.
Despite reports of corporate and other highrollers offended at alleged aloofness and a lack of perks from the White House during the first term, this time, they'll be welcomed with open arms. The president said it himself -- he likes a good party.