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Obama Presidency

How About Those White People?

Susan Madrak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Madrak

Elections aren't about intellect. They're about emotion. That's why people so often vote against their own interests.

How to Come Down From Euphoria

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

President-Elect Obama is clearly a very smart guy and a very good politician. Unlike the last Dem with those credentials, he's also exceedingly disciplined. Those qualities will come up against a couple of very major problems.

When Joe Scarborough Predicted Obama's Quick Demise

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Scarborough: "Barack Hussein Obama is more Johnny Bravo than John Kennedy. The vest fits and the fans scream while DC's star-maker machinery shifts into overdrive."

The Other Side of Paradise

Scott Kesterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Kesterson

Eastern Afghanistan--In the early hours of the morning, an Army Captain watched as the election results were being reported. He shook his head in disgust. "This is proof that the media can elect a President."

The World Breaths a Sigh of Relief as America's Light Goes Back On

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Looking at the faces of the people in the crowd, as Obama gives his first speech as president-elect, I see a hope that beams bright, a hope that does not stop at red or blue state borders.

Yes We Did! But There Is a Lot More to Do

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Obama has not hit a home run; he has merely earned the right to step into the batter's box.

Vote: The Final Secret?

Susan Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Straight

This morning at 7:08 am, I voted alone for the first time in twenty years. I walked the four blocks to my polling place at a local church without my usual entourage -- at least one or two kids and a dog.

Thank You Barack Obama

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Lee Curtis

Thank you Barack Obama. Thank you for four years ago making me say out-loud, "Why can't he be our candidate?" Thank you for blowing away the ether of complacency.

Focus On the Family Foresees Unrestricted Porn with Obama Presidency

Theresa Darklady Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Theresa Darklady Reed

Focus on the Family's "Letter from 2012 in Obama's America," tries to whip up fear by insisting that a future under a president Obama "could" see an end to the world as they wish to know it.

Obama Wins

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

He shocked the nation when he defeated a field of establishment Democrats ten months ago in Iowa and he has run one of the best political campaigns in history.

Ya Hussein!

Hooman Majd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hooman Majd

Tonight, as Americans have decided they would prefer Obama to McCain as their next president there is a sigh of relief, and disbelief, in many quarters in the Middle East, including in Iran.

Reflections on Voting -- 11/4/08

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

I kept thinking, "I wish my Mother could be here." I thought about Barack Obama's grandmother... and Paul Newman, too.

Obama's Springfield Connection: 'Whatever He Says You Can Take To the Bank'

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Now that Illinois is offering a second President to the United States, it seemed fitting to spend the night watching Senator Barack Obama with the Democratic County Chair in Springfield.

Why Democrats Can Hold the Veteran and Military Family Vote Moving Forward

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Powers

Numerous veterans are returning home to find a newly found passion for politics as we have seen first hand how America's policies affect other nations and how Washington has failed.

The United World of Obama: The Future is Now

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

Tonight, the American people didn't just unite their states, they united the world: a world that in 7 short years had seen the nadir of hate, had witnessed the horror of inhumanity.

The First President Who is Black

Paul Finkelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Finkelman

In the end Obama is not America`s first black president -- he is America`s first president who happens to be black. The difference is huge.

America Elects 'A Rock Star'

David A. Andelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Andelman

The all but unanimous conclusion from my time taking calls from folks on Radio France was a simple one: "Barack Obama is 'le rock star.'"

A New America

Sheryl Crow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sheryl Crow

We are now finally waking up and realizing the damage that was done while we were in a asleep at the wheel. As evident in this election time, we are now a nation impassioned with possibility.

Time For Grand Coalition Government

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The 2008 election presents another appropriate time when bipartisan unity government is needed more than ever.

Election Night, Do Not Concede: Open Letter Signed By Gore Vidal & Others

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

It is reasonable to once again expect further manipulation on election night by some Republican officials, as in 2004; should we also expect Democrats to once again concede in the face of fraud?

Obama! By The Content of His Character

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

We must understand one more thing -- how successful President Obama will be in transforming America in a progressive direction will depend on us, as well as on him.

G.O.P. R.I.P.?

E. A. Hanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
E. A. Hanks

They way I see it, the GOP has two paths it can take. One leads to a sustainable future, the other will land them somewhere between Neve Cambell's career and stacks of left over Cool Runnings VHS tapes.

Wondering What Will Be

Richard Schiff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Schiff

As we stand on the verge of a shifting earth I wonder is this the Big One, the epiphany that leads us to brilliance in real time, or is this one of the aftershocks.

Who's Watching?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

When we vote, there will be many by our side we can't see, but they'll be watching us. Whitman wrote that for all we know, he may be standing looking over our shoulders now. He may be right.

Tonight, Tonight Was Not Just Any Night

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

As a member of the sixties generation, whose vision of America was shattered by the three assassinations of that time, it was bitter indeed to witness the devolution of the last eight years.