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The 2008 Google Docs Campaign

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Kuhn

Google Docs is the single platform that enabled Obama's effective organization an historic fundraising success.

Lessons from the Losers -- How Not to Cave

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Stewart

It's essential to draw a distinction between rigidly opposing a terrible idea and opposing good one. The Iraq War is a terrible idea based on a lie. By turn, the stimulus package is a pretty good one.

We Are All Americans in the Age of Obama

Manisha Sinha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Manisha Sinha

In his inaugural address, President Obama called on Americans and those outside America to be citizens of the world. It was a fundamentally new approach to global citizenship.

The Day I Learned Obama was not Mine Alone

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

Perhaps because we perceived Obama's victory as a long shot, we all somehow convinced ourselves that the involvement of each and every one of us was indispensable to the man's success.

Basking in the Warmth of Obama's Inauguration

Cheryle Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cheryle Jackson

The inauguration -- the coming together of people of all races, ethnicities, and social and economic statuses -- was one of the most heart happy experiences of my lifetime.

A Day to Serve

Chris Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Dodd

I can think of no better way to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. than to come together and make a real difference in the lives of others.

Energy Lessons for Europe and the U.S. from the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo

Charles D. Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles D. Ferguson

While feeling angry is justified in a crisis, the governments would be best advised not to get mad at Russia but to get more secure in energy supplies and smarter in energy usage.

Israel May Retaliate Against Turkey by Recognizing the Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Enraged by the abrasive tone of Turkey's condemnation of Israel's attack on Gaza, Israeli officials and Turkish analysts are now raising the possibility that Tel Aviv may retaliate.

Who Cares About Playing Nice -- Play Real Instead

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

If our federal elected community wants to play nice, they will. If they don't, they won't. Call it reflexive partisanship, call it cantankerous cronyism, call it Ishmael. Really, who cares?

Barack Obama Superstar: Do You Think You're What They Say You Are?

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jon Chattman

Now that he's the Commander-in-Chief, Obama needs to step it up, and dress the part. It's time he pimps himself out Wii Rock Band style. Would Elvis or Bono ever wear straight khakis?

Pay-To-Play: Inauguration Tickets, Only $12,500 Each!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This doesn't sound a whole lot like "change we can believe in." This sounds more like same-old-same-old cronyism and pay-to-play.

Turkey Could be Major Political Loser in Israel-Gaza Conflict

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

It is high time that both Arabs and Israelis realize that Turkey is a friend of neither side. When a ceasefire is finally established in Gaza, Turkey could end up as a major political loser.

No to More Media Personalities in Government!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

I live in France where we already have a people-izing of government with the President marrying an ex-model just three months after his divorce and li...

Reading The Pictures: www.sowingseedsofdissension.democrats.gov

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-01-06-pelosi_speakergov.jpg With the country in a shambles, the media wouldn't want the Democrats getting off to a rocky start, would it?

Mr. Claus Goes To Washington

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I would rather be at home now than covering the annual "sit on Santa's lap" photo-op for politicians, but I seem to have annoyed my editor, so here I am -- your intrepid holiday reporter.

Shoo Haida? The Shoe Saga Snowball Rolls On

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egyptians have had a field day with the shoe-thrower story. According to one joke, the U.S. accused Syria of being behind the shoe attack, citing phone taps that intercepted the word "shoo" (Arabic for "what").

Mr. Obama Disagrees

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Obama's choice of Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration is dreadful. His explanation is even worse. He shrinks Warren's statements about gay people down to a "disagreement," as if we're talking about ethanol subsidies.

Bridge Project Spans Gap Between Business and Green

Green Inc. | Libby Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President-elect Barack Obama's recent promise to make "the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the fede...

Iran Debates Obama Negotiations

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News

Hours after returning from a fact-finding mission to Iran, Gareth Porter sat down with The Real News Network to discuss his findings. Gareth responds to recent Obama statements toward Iran.

Air Flair: Airlines That Go Above and Beyond!

Stefanie Michaels | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefanie Michaels

Airlines are making creative attempts to win international travelers loyalty. They are constantly seeking out ways to gain a leg up on the competition...

Auto bill clears House; Should it pass the Senate, too?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

And now, it's on to the Senate! The House today passed, 237 to 170, HR 7321, the automotive loan bailout bill, and has sent it on to the Senate. H...

Detroit's Next Step; Analysis of Rescue Proposal Here

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It's always nice to own part of any failing automotive giant from the last century, if the companies are still not viable three, six or even twelve months from now, what will taxpayers' ownership be worth?

Reading The Pictures: Cheney Holiday Card Says "Already Outta Here!"

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-12-09-shaw_cheneycard.jpgWell, the Cheney's final holiday card is now available and it makes for an interesting comparison to George and Laura's.

Obama Democrats Boost Washington Home Sales

NY Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

There have been a lot of potential buyers from Chicago quietly descending on Washington this month, according to real estate brokers. Multimillion-dol...

GOP: Imploding, Meaningless, and Run by Crazies, But not Dead

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Beyond its regional concentration, the Republican Party's face is from another time. Indeed, nearly half of the Republican caucus is composed of Southern white men.