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Obama Peace Prize

About Obama's Peace Prize

William Laney | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
William Laney

The committee's decision is indeed a reflection of Alfred Nobel's thinking when he established the Nobel Peace Prize more than a century ago as a reward for working toward peace.

The Peace Prize War President

David Bromwich | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
David Bromwich

In his campaign to win the election as a war president, Barack Obama flatters the worst vices of chauvinism and panders to the most vulgar and brutal idea of the qualities that define a leader and the actions that ennoble a country. No alchemy of eloquence can atone for the confession of moral surrender involved in such a boast.

Beyond the G20: A World We Can Believe in

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepak Chopra

When the rich man's club of nations expanded from the G7 to the G20, a new element was added. Instead of being about money and trade, the G20 is about something else: aspiration.

Who Keeps Fighting if the Troops Leave Afghanistan?

Jairus Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jairus Grove

I have no idea what a drone sounds like. What I do know is that every child in the territory of Waziristan must talk about it constantly. This is slow sadistic torture.

Reaction to President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is Another "Teaching Moment"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Are we incapable of recognizing the simple fact that it is much better for America to have a president who is admired and respected in the world than one who is despised and feared?

Twitter Reacts To Obama Nobel Peace Prize Win

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Shortly after the announcement that President Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Twitter erupted with congratulations, comments, and concer...

Auto-Tune The News Takes On Health Care Debate, Obama's Nobel Prize (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Michael and Andrew Gregory are back with their NINTH installment of "Auto-Tune the News." So far they've taken on Sean Hannity in a gorilla costume, s...

SNL Takes On Obama's Peace Prize: "I Won It For Not Being Bush" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" opened last night with a sketch mocking the president's good fortune, starting with his Nobel Peace Prize win: "This prize best...

Obama's Nobel Victory and the Muslim world

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

The real question raised by this "great achievement" of Obama is "Will he actually deliver?"

Determining a "Just War" in 2009, 1906, and 412 AD

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lapham's Quarterly

In December of 1906, Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and he made these remarks to Congress in that same month.

Nobel (Sur)Prize: Words Matter

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Reading the near unanimous commentary about how Obama didn't really deserve this reward reminded me of those who doubted the candidacy of a young Senator who was "articulate" but had few accomplishments.

Only Nine Months, But Still Deserving of the Prize

Diane Marie Amann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Marie Amann

Some are questioning the decision to give the award a scant nine months after the onset of Obama's Presidency. Such questions ignore just how much Obama and his administration have accomplished in that short time.

Nobel Prize: Just What He's Always ... Wanted

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

I don't even know how to describe it, except to say that it's absolutely the biggest and shiniest statue I've ever seen!

Obama Sweeps Nobel Prizes

Peter Owen Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Peter Owen Nelson

After President Obama was awarded the Peace Prize, I received an invitation from Chairman Jagland of the Nobel Prize Committee to live-blog their proceedings.

Sam Stein

Obama's Nobel Prize Inspires Conservative Outrage And Confusion | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The unexpected news that President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize early Friday morning has prompted a serious debate as to whether the...

Obama's Choice: Failed War President or the Prince of Peace?

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

The Peace Prize gives Obama an opportunity to consider the history of American war-making and what the U.S. military is capable of doing. It's an unparalleled opportunity to face up to the limits of American military power.

Conservatives and Off-Base Lefties: Can You Top This?

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Lear

Obama stunned the world by reaching out to Islam -- not from Washington, not by way of TV or the Internet -- no, he traveled to Egypt and spoke to Islam as he would speak to us. And who topped that this year?

Nobel Committee's Subtle, Inspirational Message To America

Ruth Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ruth Sherman

What if -- in addition to fostering world peace -- the Nobel Commitee also wanted to send the citizens of the United States a subtle, inspirational message?