As people wonder whether 'First Granny' Marian Robinson will join her family in the White House this January, we had to wonder about the other first g...
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Barack Obama has the chance to create an impressive and paradigm-shifting package of legislation and new public programs. People voted for change. Now let's do it.
Among the small number of White House staff announcements made so far by President-elect Barack Obama , most of the top spots have gone to recent Capi...
Obama will fail if he tries anything "inside the box." The only way he's going to pull us out of this multifaceted manure pile is by being open to big bold ideas and then taking Herculean steps.
President-elect Barack Obama has formally named his friend Valerie Jarrett to be a senior adviser in the White House. Her official title will be "se...
It was a standard applause line on the campaign trail: Barack Obama condemned the "perpetual campaign" that has consumed Washington, contending that t...
"I [Barack Obama] am President of all the people. I will do everything within my power to make heroes of those who work for the common good. I don't need the credit."
If we can dream it, it is possible. A battle to revitalize the human spirit requires no enemies, and a revolution of peace requires no violence.
After he saves the economy, begins timely withdrawals from Iraq and negotiates with unruly world leaders, Mr. Obama ought to get his hands dirty by planting a White House vegetable garden.
As president, Obama is historically situated to reframe the American conversation around democracy, diplomacy, opportunity and a greener world. What's more patriotic than the story of progress?
It was a "change" election all right, but will it actually change Washington and America? November 2008 wasn't so much a culmination as it was the beginning of a new chapter in our national story.
If you know you are anticipating a meal laced with digs and putdowns, subtle and overt, either political, personal, or a combo practice changing the subject.
Tutu counsels that Obama "could squander the goodwill that his election has generated if he does not move quickly and decisively on the international front."
Could you imagine asking Charlie Trotter to make you a grilled cheese sandwich and potato chips? Or Rick Bayless to just make you a bowl of oatmeal?
There is a promise in Obama's election that goes beyond any explicit pledge made during the campaign. That potential may be found in the reaffirmation of America's identity as a true land of opportunity.
President-elect Barack Obama is currently mulling one of the largest legislative agendas in modern history. He promised it, and the public expects it....
The Republican Party is only a step away from becoming the fringe of the fringe -- and I speak as a former lifelong Republican who, up through the 2000 primary campaign supported McCain.
I grew up in segregationist Louisville, Kentucky. Jim Crow is not a page in a history book to me -- I was there and I lived it.
Though Europeans generally rejoiced in Barack Obama's election as 44th President of the US, a number of leading European lawmakers and journalists have made "foot-in-mouth comments."
Can the media be faulted if one candidate is committing the major share of gaffes or making the most inaccurate statements in speeches and in ads? Is it "bias" to recognize that?
The ritual preface of the word "black" in front of any and every achievement or breakthrough that an African-American makes is insulting, condescending and minimizes their achievement.
The pressure on Obama from self-centered, single-Issue constituencies has started.
Don't you get it? We have an opportunity unlike any other for dec...
If the crowds celebrating Obama's victory go home in 2009, his Administration will achieve disappointing results. The President-Elect will confront a variety of national and global crises.
Just like an ideal candidate must fit the nations needs, the ideal White House dog must fit the Obama family's needs.
It is unclear how serious of a blow Obama's selection of Rahm Emanuel as Chief-of-Staff is to those who hoped that Obama might actually steer the country in a more progressive direction.
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