I feel the constant tears today, freezing on my face but not resisting at all. I even cried (embarrassed) when I interviewed the young woman from New ...
Thank you, President Barack Hussein (I'm not afraid of his middle name) Obama. You did more today in one speech than most have in a lifetime. Because you made me, for once, feel like an American that should, and will, one day be treated equally under the law.
Words stir emotions. And President Obama wields the power of his words effectively to stir up hope and a call to action.
"As times change, so must we," President Barack Obama said in his eloquent and inspiring inaugural address. In many ways, President Obama's speech was a continuation of his campaign to engage women, gays, immigrants and the middle class.
The fruits of our forefathers' efforts to ensure freedom for all Americans -- the grand diversity of our nation -- are well on display as we celebrate the inauguration of an African-American president today and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation this year.
An accurate, but often overlooked read of King's legacy was not just his monumental fight against racial segregation. King was also a masterful political analyst and strategist.
Michelle Obama is a true fashion trendsetter and icon but her gray Thom Browne coat is too dully colored for this Inauguration Day. It's simply too dull. Her outfits can set a tone just as much as her husband's speech.
A speech on the steps of the Capitol should be enough -- especially for a second term. Tell us what you are going to do and then drive -- or walk -- down Pennsylvania Avenue and start doing it.
The following key principles, largely absent from Obama's first term in office, formed the backbone of Rev. King's life and work.
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. and Barack Hussein Obama re-affirmed their partnership at the 57th Presidential Inauguration, a swearing-in ceremony that occurs on the West Side of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr shouted out the words, "I have a dream." Today, exactly 50 years later at the 2013 inauguration, I can't but help think about the dreams of Americans that will be realized in your second term.
This year, when the president submits his budget proposal to Congress, he can omit the restrictions on coverage of abortion. This small but bold act would send a strong signal to Congress and to women and families around the country.
When we dig a little deeper into two of the milestone moments of the Civil Rights movement, we learn leadership lessons that can inspire us all to step up
You would have to be living in a bubble to have missed the news that Beyonce cut a reported $50 million deal with PepsiCo. Although the deal may meet Beyonce's and Pepsi's mutually-beneficial marketing needs, it does not serve the best interests of the U.S. public.
We need coherent policy platforms that are anchored in the proper periodization of time. For as a country and as an economy we are not just at any random moment in history.
Barack Obama's approval ratings are creeping upward, both because the public likes a jaunty, resolute leader, and because Republican policies are out of sync with public sentiment. Obama pushed Republicans' backs to the wall when they tried to hold hostage tax increases for everybody to a tax cut for the top 1 percent. Obama reminded the public just what a bad idea that was. The Republicans caved. He made it clear that he was not going to allow pay a ransom in exchange for the Republicans relenting on the debt ceiling extension. The Republicans caved again. He came out of the box strong on immigration, insisting on a comprehensive reform package with a path to earned citizenship, and on gun control. On both issues, Republicans are losing the battle for public opinion, and the president has immense powers to move public opinion -- if he will use them.