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One Year Later

Haiti, We Have Forsaken You

Maria Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Russo

In the midst of utter disappointment and abandonment there are many nonprofits still working to slowly rebuild Haiti.

Haiti one Year on: Building a Foundation

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Haitians didn't ask for the task of rebuilding their country, but they are bound together by it. We are lucky to get to support their vision and to build strong foundations for future generations.

He Cannot Succeed Without Us: One Year After the Election of President Barack Obama

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

With a litany of crises to deal with, now more than ever, President Obama needs his army of advocates once more to continue the fight for change.

One Year After Election Day 2008: Still A Center-Left Nation

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The combined percentage of voters of who deem Obama's agenda "just about right" or "not liberal enough" is 58% -- roughly parallel to Obama's overall approval rating of 54%. That's the center-left governing majority.

Election Special: The "Joys" of Blaming Obama

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

We, the People, are perpetuating the tendency to blame one human being in what seems like the implicit wish for a strong monarch rather than a democratically elected President.

Peace and Persuasion

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Obama's goal seems to be to appeal to a reasonable group that can talk to, rather than past, each other about abortion. If he's going to succeed, he has to confront those who perceive common ground as a threat.

Obama Year One: United by Change, Divided by Reform

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

If Obama fails to grasp soon why his idea of reform has alienated key parts of his base -- and if he fails to do something to bridge that divide -- the result could be a full scale mutiny by 2010.

One Year After Election Day: The Verdict on Obama

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Has President Obama done a good job in office, or is he destined to suffer the same fate of Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush, as unmemorable, ineffective one-term chief executives?

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: The Central Question of Our Time

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Obama's first year has not been full of good signs. He got a few things done while clearly leaning on the wrong side on the most important issues. But it's nowhere near too late.

Tragically Charismatic

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

A politician with great persuasive power can use it in two ways. It can be used to cultivate the energy of the general interest, or it can be used to try and mollify the people while facilitating the elites' agenda.

Arianna Discusses Candidate Obama Vs President Obama And Nation's Growing Discontent With DC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna was a guest on MSNBC's Morning Joe today to discuss her latest column comparing candidate Obama to President Obama, as well as the public's gr...

Axelrod: "Everything About The Politics Of Washington Works Against Hope And Optimism And Unity"

New York Times | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the White House, the wistfulness for the simpler days is palpable. "The day was just suffused with emotion and hope and warmth," David Axelrod, Mr....

David Plouffe Weighs In On 2009 Elections, Obama's Job Performance (Video)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tuesday's elections are local races -- not measures of President Obama's ability to deliver or a referendum on the president's popularity, according t...

Narciso Rodriguez: Designer Of Michelle Obama's Election Night Dress Looks Back (PHOTOS)

Rachel Strugatz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rachel Strugatz

Narciso Rodriguez was already an established designer and sartorial tour de force before the First Lady was photographed wearing his dresses.

The Obamas' 16 Sweetest Family Photos (PICTURES, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

As many photographers can attest, the Obamas are unusually photogenic first family. Below, one year after Barack Obama was elected president, here's a...

Timidity Vs. Audacity? The Tests Are Yet to Come

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

So far this year, there has been a tendency to vocalize intent and engage in convenient can-kicking, rather than actionable resolve. That's not timidity -- that's testing the state of the ship's rudder.

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.

No Difference Between President Obama and Candidate Obama

David Plouffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Plouffe

Arianna has written much that I agree with. But when it comes to her suggestion that there is some great difference between President Obama and Candidate Obama, I have to register the strongest possible dissent.

Has Obama Lived Up To His Campaign Promises?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last November, the United States elected a president who campaigned on the promise of change. Critics called President Obama's rhetoric simultaneousl...

365 Days and Still Thanking Jesus

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

In looking at Obama's first year, we must not fall into the typical trap that pits idealism against pragmatism, where the virtuous line up against the effective, and the purists fight the negotiators.

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.

Obamas' Presidential PDA: One Year As A Cute First Couple (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

In this weekend's New York Times Magazine's story on the Obamas' marriage, reporter Jodi Kantor writes, "[F]riends who visit the White House describe ...

Hope, Change and The Long Road: One Year Later

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It's been exactly one year since Barack Obama was elected, and it's becoming increasingly clear that the president hasn't fixed the whole world yet. Then again, he never promised such a thing.

Our Choice: Al Gore's New Book On Creating A Green Future (VIDEO)

abcnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Al Gore was on Good Morning America this morning talking about his new book, Our Choice. He discussed the changes that need to happen in America, whet...