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President Elect Obama

Yes It Was... A Mandate for "Progressive Patriotism"

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

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?

A Quick Sigh of Relief, Now Let's Get to Work Rebuilding Reproductive Rights

Nancy Northup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Northup

Now that a pro-choice administration is about to move into the White House, it may be tempting to think that we no longer have to "worry" about women's reproductive rights. We must resist that temptation.

Avoiding Turkey-Time Misery

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

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.

Bush Meets Obama

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


After the (Grand Old) Party: Don't Go Home Just Yet

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

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.

Not Everyone in Europe Happy America Has Black President

Sean Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Jacobs

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."

Media 'In the Tank' for Obama? Studies Don't Prove It (So Far) -- And Here's Why

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

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?

Sarah Palin Will Never Be President -- Trust Me

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

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.

Looking Back with Pride, Looking Forward with Hope

Madeleine Albright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine Albright

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.

An Appeal to Insanity

Sean Hartofilis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Hartofilis

Obama is not a terrorist. But you can call him whatever you'd like -- as long as you call him the President of the United States of America.

Kicking the Wall Street Habit

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

Barack Obama faces a choice between feeding the political sphere's Wall Street addiction and investing in economic progress.

The President-Elect

Bob Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Edwards

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.

Desmond Tutu Compares Obama to Nelson Mandela; Calls Him "Post-Racial" President

Sean Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Jacobs

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."

Dont You Get It? We Need a President of All the People!

Stephen H. Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen H. Baum

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...

Obama's Victory, Gen Y, and the New Rules for Communication

Kirk Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kirk Snyder

It's clear that the reason so many young people became involved with the Obama campaign was because he reached them based on an understanding about these new rules for communication.

Elite Media Voices Begin Making Our Arguments

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

It seems the demands for accepting the progressive mandate of the election, Going Big and emulating FDR -- are starting to be echoed even in the elite media stratosphere.

Buy American, Again

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

When the second economic stimulus package is passed, the President should suggest that, as an act of loyalty to country, those planning to use this gift as down payment for a car, Buy American.

Undoing the Bush Presidency: Why Stop There?

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Levine

Now comes word that President Obama plans on going back and correcting some of the boneheaded decisions Mr. Bush made while running the Texas Rangers (into the ground).

Yes We Can

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Wright Edelman

President-Elect Obama's election affirms every child's life is of equal value and each child can strive to achieve at the highest level that his or her talent, discipline and hard work allow.

Does Travel Really Matter Anyway?

Kim Mance | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Mance

Travel activates parts of ourselves that might otherwise remain dormant; it also relieves fears, and promotes understanding.

After the Obama Win.

William Galston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Galston

On the critical issue of government's role, Democrats do not have a mandate. Rather, they have a chance to make their case.

Cry Baby

Matt Budd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Budd

Barack has a lot to live up to. There's a ton of weight on that man's shoulders, but I feel confident and hopeful that things will work out. I promise to try and keep a stiff upper lip at least until January 20.

Let's See That Audacity In Action

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

Obama should push for measures to deal with a variety of urban issues in exchange for the financial assistance sought by auto makers, Wall Street investors, middle class homeowners and the rest of America.

Save SUVs First, Then Kill Them Really Dead

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

Assuming a federal bailout, it makes sense that, over the next few years, American carmakers will be re-engaging with the small-car market.

Does Obama's Win Extend to Business?

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

They talk about coattails in terms of a popular candidate pulling other candidates with him. I hope Obama's victory has coattails in business too. Change is good.