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How To Understand Political Conventions: Just Realize Politicians Are Rock Stars

Troy Campbell | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Troy Campbell

For much of 2008, I wore either a punk rock shirt or an Obama shirt. I prided myself on starting the "Yes We Can" chant at an Obama rally and the mosh...

Bernie Sanders Brings Back 'Yes We Can' Progressivism

Harry Boyte | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics
Harry Boyte

Bernie Sanders's core argument, that a grassroots movement will be necessary for real change, echoes the Obama 2008 message, both in its stress on participatory democracy and in its integration of a range of issues into a larger call for change -- "we" language, not "I" language.

To the Opponents of California's 'Diaper Mandate'

Mike Heenan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Mike Heenan

As a state that has been, historically, on the forefront of many a cultural revolution, I say we raise our diaper-clenching fists in solidarity with dads everywhere!

#GreatTimes: My New Election Song | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

I made a new song that's a reminder of what this election is all about... we are all fighting for a better life... we are all wanting greater opportunities... we are all looking for solutions... we are all hurting wishing and praying for "Great Times."

Whatever Became of Those Catchy Presidential Campaign Slogans?

Bill Lucey | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Bill Lucey

To get a sense of the sequence of political slogans and catchphrases through the years, I've compiled a list of some of the more entertaining slogans advanced during presidential campaigns.

We Won't Apologize for Hope

Thrity Umrigar | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Thrity Umrigar

A few months ago, Sarah Palin, with her trademark sarcasm, asked Obama supporters, "How's that hopey changey stuff working out for ya?"

Dear President Obama

Aleida Fernandez | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Aleida Fernandez

Mr. President, you are my Kennedy, my Reagan. It was you who made me interested in the political discourse, and what our government is doing. It was you who made me register to vote the first chance I could, even though it was not an election year.

From "Yes We Can" to "We Know You": How Obama's New Internet Strategy May Cost Him the Election

Don Tapscott | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Don Tapscott

Here's a question for President Barack Obama's re-election team. It could influence the outcome of this year's election: How do they get the "we" back?

Sam Stein

'The Real Romney': 2008 Campaign Aides Say 'The Bain Way' Didn't Work | Sam Stein | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

The failure of Mitt Romney's first run for the White House was, in many regards, an illustration of how inapplicable a background in private equity is...

Max J. Rosenthal

'Yes We Can' Was A Romney Reject | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Yes We Can" was the rallying cry of the Obama campaign in 2008, fueling a belief that his election would prompt meaningful change in Wa...

Flipping America's Switch

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Stuart Muszynski

Americans, both the "99%" and the "1%," need to focus first on what's going right with our country and then develop plans that embrace our shared values and common hopes and dreams.

Obama's Failing Emails: Where Did the President's Mojo Go?

Bill McKibben | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Bill McKibben

Four years ago at this time, the early adopters among us were just starting to get used to the regular flow of email from the Obama campaign. The missives were actually exciting to get, because they seemed less like appeals for money than a chance to join a movement.

Irish American Barack Obama Heartily Welcomed Home

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Ireland recently extended the warmest of welcomes to President Obama whose ancestor departed 161 years ago.

Deval(uing) Government

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 06.14.2011 | Home
Glenn C. Altschuler

Let's face it: government is the only institution with the power and resources to make equal opportunity more than an empty slogan. Deval Patrick, no doubt, agrees. But he says precious little to that effect in his book.

The Best Cookie Jar Cookies

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

This is the perfect time of year for baking. Though we haven't exactly hit spring in full force yet, we can almost already hear summer approaching wit...

Message to Republicans: We're Not Afraid

Edward Headington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There seems to be an anthem for every political season. Reagan, much to the chagrin of Bruce Springsteen, had "Born in the USA" in '84. Clinton had ...

Election Day Special: Let's Go to the Tape!

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

In honor of Voting Day, the best I can do is offer a flashback to my six favorite diversions from this remarkable and historic election year.

Happy Birthday, Barack! Now, We'd Like Your Oratorical Gifts

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian F. Keane

It seems as though the president has forgotten one of the key reasons we voted for him -- and he's deprived us of one of his greatest gifts. We need him to talk to us, to reassure us and to challenge us.

Live from Leogane: College Prep Leadership Training Begins for Orphan Mentors

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The College Prep Leadership Training Program of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Haiti launched this week at l'Ecole de la Redemption in Leogane...

'Hell No You Can't' Vs. 'Yes We Can' Mashup: New Viral Video Starring John Boehner

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House minority leader John Boehner's fiery speech denouncing health care reform right before the House voted to pass it was one of the many memorable ...

Obama's Message to Undocumented Immigrants: No Se Puede

Will Perez, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Will Perez, PhD

Perhaps neglecting to lay out an immigration reform agenda in his State of the Union address was the best thing president Obama could have done for immigration reform.

'Barack Obama' In Israeli TV Advert (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Israeli satellite TV company called Yes has taken Barack Obama's trademark "Yes we can" campaign slogan and turned it into a commercial. Featuring...

Who's Likely to Stick with Obama?

Scott de Marchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott de Marchi

If President Obama were a product, what would it mean to be loyal to him? To really understand who will stick with Obama down the road, it's best to look at how one shops, drives, and eats.

How Animated Stick Figures Can Start a Fire (Or At Least Evolve the Eco Discussions)

Jennifer Boulden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Boulden

I believe, as do many others it turns out, that to correct our course we not only need to appeal to people's pocketbooks and health concerns but also to the creative, evocative right side of the brain.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.