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Obama Reelection

Congratulating Obama? Not These Guys

Posted 11.11.2012 | World

While President Barack Obama won the votes of millions of Americans, he has failed to warm the hearts of some key world figures. Unsurprisingly, Iran'...

How Will Obama's Second Term Affect You?

Next Avenue | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bob Rosenblatt Now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected, many older voters are wondering what the effect ...

A Vote for American Ideals

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

The continuing Presidency of Barack Obama serves to reinforce the legitimacy of all of us as Americans -- regardless of our class, gender, ethnic origin, skin tone, sexual orientation, or religion.

Lincoln: A Timeless Tale of Fighting Inequity

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Why does Lincoln never get dated? Why can his story be told again and again, and never seem to wear out its welcome? I think it has something to do with how visceral our needs are for equality -- equity in opportunity, justice and dignity.

Blame It on the Rain

Maxwell Kennedy | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Maxwell Kennedy

I keep hearing news commentators talking about why the Republican party lost the election. Many blame it on the Republicans being out of touch, about not caring about the issues that are important to single women or Latinos or young people. But then I remembered the rain.

Why Integrity Really Really Matters

Toni Feldstein | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Toni Feldstein

For the first time in the last few months, I am reassured that the changing face of America has a powerful voice that made itself heard over the out-of-touch and dismissive ideology of the extreme right.

An Encouraging Bump in the Road to Death Penalty Abolition

Ty Alper | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Ty Alper

Prop 34 moved the conversation light years ahead in this state, and it lost by a narrow margin. When we finally abolish the death penalty, in California, and in every state, we will look back at this defeat as a bump in the long road.

Why Rachel Maddow Was the Best

Liz Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Media
Liz Smith

So, I gave the nice folks who use my column five days a week a break and stopped being so momentarily controversial. After all, I am only half of the United States and who knew how the election would turn out.

Post Election Collapse

Michael Farr | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

After flat markets during an abbreviated super-storm week, the Dow rallied about 250 points on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday saw stocks open lower and continue lower. The 250 point gain of the previous two days was wiped out, plus an additional 60 or so points for good measure. Why?

Texas GOP Official Calls For 'Divorce' From Obama-Supporting U.S.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

As some Republicans continue to cope with the prospect of another four years under President Barack Obama, a Texas GOP official is floating a simple w...

Simple Math: How Corporations Are Getting a Free Lunch From Uncle Sam at Our Expense

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The business world loves to claim that there is no such thing as a free lunch, and yet our corporations seem to be enjoying exactly that, at our expense. I vote we shut down these expense accounts and restore fairness to the tax code.

Chavez: Obama Should Forget Wars, Fix Domestic Problems

Reuters | Posted 01.09.2013 | World

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. government's chief antagonist in Latin America, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, has ...

Yes We Can, We Did, and Now Obama's Second Term Is Our Responsibility

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Morning in America already feels too much like a hangover. The house is still a wreck, the family is dysfunctional and there are enormous bills to pay that are not about to go away.

Be Bold Mr. President

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

It is time for the president to be bold and use an "all hands on deck" approach in order to galvanize Congressional support around solutions. The president should also be transparent with the American people, in effect, "crowdsource" ideas, and include them in the process.

WATCH: Obama Tears Up While Addressing Campaign Staff

Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Before heading back to the White House on Wednesday, President Obama made a stop at campaign headquarters in Chicago to address his campaign staff aft...

Fired For Voting!?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

So you think you can vote? That might be true, but it may cost you your job. That’s been the experience of Florida man Chet Sadler, who was fire...

So Proud: Thoughts After Midnight

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

As I sat on my stairs listening to President Obama, unwilling to move lest I miss a single word, I felt waves of relief and joy. My civil rights mean everything to me. And they mean something to my president, too.

Obama's Victory: An African Perspective

Themba Mzingwane | Posted 01.08.2013 | World
Themba Mzingwane

Obama's victory re-ignites my hopes for many reasons. Principally among them is that I hope he will use his last four years to make a significant mark on the African continent.

An America Yet to Be Born

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Election Day 2012 went better than I thought it would. Barack Obama, the designated Lesser Evil, clobbered Mitt Romney in the swing states, despite Republican efforts to keep likely Democrats from voting there. Now what?

Seven Foreign Policy Priorities for Obama's Second Term

Clifford D. May | Posted 01.08.2013 | World
Clifford D. May

The United States requires a vision for the future. Central to that should be American leadership -- not because we're so great we deserve it, not because we want to be "No. 1," not because we crave power, but because there is no acceptable alternative.

By Reelecting Barack Obama, the American People Have Demanded Comprehensive Immigration Reform

David Leopold | Posted 01.08.2013 | Latino Voices
David Leopold

American voters long for a modernized immigration system that will create jobs for American workers, protect American families and restore American due process and fairness.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Relishes Republican Losses

Posted 11.08.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow relished all the Democratic wins from Tuesday night's election. Before launching into a long list of accomplishments, Maddow told her...

8 Things the President Can Do to Win Over the Business Community

Gene Marks | Posted 01.08.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Short of suggesting a lot of patience and even more heavy drinking, I really don't have much advice to offer for you there. But I do have eight ideas for how you can win over the business community during your next term.

President Obama "Wins Decisively": Will the House Work With the President?

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

We are all Americans and the time has come for both parties to start working together the way the American people deserve. Now's the time to show some unity and pass the laws that will put Americans back to work.

President Obama's Reelection and Progressive Dissonance

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

For progressives who care about peace, prosperity, civil liberties, and the future of our country, Obama's reelection last night was no victory. It was the rock we chose over the hard place. I have little hope because there has been less change.