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Obama One Year Later

One Year Later: A Return to Normalcy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Th Obama normalcy is a welcome relief from eight years of the Bush administration, but it is only a start. If Obama builds on this start with true reforms, much of the hope will come back.

Obama's First Year -- Playing the Beltway Game

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Presidential candidate Obama revved up millions with his hope and change mantra. President Obama quickly replaced that with playing the Beltway game. And here we are, one year later.

Where's The Dream? HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One year since the historic election of Barack Obama, many are now wondering, where is the dream? Here's a round-up of HuffPost bloggers' thoughts on that crucial question.

One Year After Obama's Election: Still Smarter...Than The Alternative

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What puts this first year in perspective for me is that: Obama may not be smarter than all of us, but he sure is smarter by a long shot than McCain would have been. And that, for now, is enough for me.

Obama Is Timid Because Progressives Are Timid

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

What can we expect from a President who presides over a relatively conservative public, whose party is fractured by a fundamental contradiction, and whose legislative agenda is held hostage by Ben Nelson?

Joe Scarborough Mocks Plouffe's Use Of Stem Cell Research To Defend Obama's Record

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the "Today Show" Tuesday David Plouffe defended President Obama's record in office so far by pointing out a number of things he has achieved. One o...

One Year Along: freehopeandchange.com

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

It was maybe March of this year that I first said I thought the then-new President was in the process of making two major, perhaps historic, mistakes. That verdict stands.

One Year Ago, One Year From Now

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Barack Obama raised our expectations through the roof with his stirring campaign. He needs to deliver change we can believe in. He needs to convince us that "yes, we can" is more than a political slogan.

One Year After His Election, Obama On Verge of Audaciously Fulfilling His Promise as the Green FDR

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph Romm

Future historians will inevitably judge all 21st-century presidents on just two issues: global warming and the clean energy transition. In that sense, Obama's first year has been a promising success.