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Hour by Hour Guide to Election Night 2010

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Julia Kurnik is also a co-author of this Guide. 6:00, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 CenteredPolitics.com Introduction: If ...

The Secret Superdelegate War Revealed

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

It was one year ago today that Hillary Clinton announced plans to suspend her campaign for the Democratic nomination, and urged her supporters to unite behind Barack Obama.

Professor Obama

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia DeSanctis

Rather than preach, build or spread democracy, we proved that our system works. By winning, Obama did more to teach the Iraqis about democracy than four years of nation building has done.

An Entirely Different Inauguration Day

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Eight years ago, the country was experiencing an entirely different sort of Inauguration Day. On January 20, 2001, people were outraged.

Waiting for Obama

Kate Southwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Southwood

I've lived in Oslo for eleven years and, although I've rarely feared for my physical safety as an American abroad, I've taken pains not to advertise my citizenship.

President Obama: Israel Is Ready for You

Yoav Sivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yoav Sivan

After eight years of failed American policy in the Middle East, President Obama has the chance to reassert constructive American leadership in one of the most complex geopolitical regions of the world.

Archbishop Tutu Calls Obama Win a "Mandela Moment"

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Archbishop Desmond Tutu called the Obama win "a new era" for all Americans and echoed the words of Martin Luther King saying Obama has brought a message of hope.

Out Of Line: Bury the Hatchet

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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Lessons Learned from the Election of 2008: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

Democrats' ambivalence about aggression has been as much their downfall in prior elections as their irrational commitment to rationality -- their belief that good ideas sell themselves.

Keep Stoking the Positivity -- Our Future Depends On It

Barbara L. Fredrickson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara L. Fredrickson

Pleasant emotions like hope, inspiration, joy, and well-earned pride literally open us. As the blinders of negativity fall away, we take in more of what surrounds us.

Ten Chumps Who Helped Elect Barack Obama

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

With the post-election analysis season almost over, it's worth taking one final look at some of the characters who ensured President-elect Obama would make it to the White House.

Silvio Berlusconi Doesn't Speak in My Name

Marta Mondelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marta Mondelli

As our next President was elected, the entire world cheered with us, and what does the Prime Minister of Italy do? He described Senator Obama as "tanned."

Support Your Local Republican

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

I feel the Republicans' pain. I've been there. We all have And I remember it well. Not only the sour taste of defeat, but the desperation of despair.

Crying for Obama

Ellen C. Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ellen C. Caldwell

We are crying because grandmas who were born into segregation and fought for the right to vote not just as women, but also as black Americans voted for our next president.

The Way We'll Be: First Globals and the Obama Victory

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

Does this 2008 Presidential election represent a realignment that puts Democrats in a commanding position for at least a generation?

Catholics Vote for Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

In a poll commissioned by Planned Parenthood, Catholic voters' number-one response on family planning concerns were "too many unwanted children in America whose parents can't take care of them."

The Lasting Lesson from Election '08: Deliver on the Hopes for Change That Led Unmarried Women to the Polls

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

Unmarried women's crucial role in electing Obama is underscored by the "marriage gap" between their political preferences and those of married women.

What We Need Now: An Ungrateful President

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

In selecting his team, Obama should look to future opportunities -- to how he can help solve the critical problems of the nation and the world -- and not to past obligations.

Now That the Black Guy is in Charge

Marty Favor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Favor

Obama's election represents a promise that in America, one can prosper and succeed in spite of, rather than simply because of, class, race or ethnic background.

The Center Left Nation

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

On both values and issues, moderates line up with liberals to form a strong majority that isolates conservatives. Conservatives have had their day. This is a center-left, not a center-right nation.

Have No Fear, Things Won't be so Bad

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shashi Tharoor

It's clear that Obama is more knowledgeable about India than any previous American president. But there are those who argue that Obama would not be "good for India" in the way Bush has.

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."

A Moment to Reflect

Scott Kesterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Kesterson

Some soldiers' opinions I recently wrote about are theirs to have, even though they may be highly unpopular. Being unpopular does not, however, make their opinion any less valid nor criminal.

The Honeymooners

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

How long is the honeymoon going to last?

How the Obama Election Transformed Historic Locations

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Children of color, indeed of all colors, across America woke up on Wednesday morning not just to a new day, but a new world.