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Praise God?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Obama's election does not wipe out the vicious racism of centuries, and Prop 8 shows that there is still work to be done confronting the discrimination of Gay and Lesbian people.

Peaceful Revolution: Obama: How the Mom Vote Played in this Election

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Moms vote. Early exit polls found that moms listened, voted, and played a major role in determining the outcome of this election.

Obama and Kennedy -- The Men and The Myths

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Given a long life and a little luck Barack Obama promises to be a much better president than the Jack Kennedy I can recall.

The Tears Were Real; Palin Was A Pawn

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rotondi

Maybe I'm just a sucker, or perhaps some misplaced machismo makes me want to defend damsels in distress. but watching Sarah Palin tear up, I actually felt a twinge of sympathy.

Newsflash: More Than 60% See President-Elect Obama As "Liberal"

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The liberal boogeyman card could not be played, no matter how hard they tried. Perceived fear of liberals is far outweighed by the disgust of the actual damage conservatives have wrought.

Going Back to Grant Park

Harris Wofford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harris Wofford

At Martin Luther King's funeral in Atlanta, Bob Kennedy asked me to campaign for him in the California primary, and I took leave from the new College at Old Westbury to do so.

Final Poll of Cable Television News Viewers-- Comparison to Actual Results

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

In the final vote, cable news viewers favored Obama by 11%, he won by 6%. The previous week, we had him ahead by 6%, and would've been dead on, but last week's numbers jumped.

Tears For Obama?

Lloyd Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Garver

Barack Obama and his family are now preparing to move into the White House - which was built with slave labor. That's progress, isn't it?

Dear President-Elect Obama, Could We Please Have a Ministry of Culture like Every Other Country in the World?

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

We need to invest in multi-dimensional human beings. We need to show that the country cares about culture.

Obama's Election is the "Triumph of Hope"

Linda Kulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Kulman

With Obama as our president-elect, the country is, in essence, about to enter into its 44th marriage.

Bob Novak Just Doesn't Get It

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

The President-Elect flipped eight Bush states to the blue column and managed to get two states to elect a Democrat for President for the first time in nearly half a century.

Lincoln/Obama

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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How Our Role as Obama Supporters Should Change: Less Emotion, More Responsibility

Fernanda Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernanda Diaz

We should no longer be adoring fans who are pledging our votes, but instead, the electorate who will hold Obama accountable for the promises he has made and the high standard he has set for himself.

A Long Road to Walk

Whitney Leigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Whitney Leigh

Here in California, we appear to have passed Proposition 8

A Moment Which Will Last a Lifetime

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom D'Antoni

From 11 p.m., when I heard Olbermann announce that Obama had won, until the middle of the afternoon today, I have been speechless. Me! I get paid for words.

10 Things Obama Can Do ASAP

Randi Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randi Rhodes

President Elect Obama (smiling broadly) should do ten things as soon as possible: 2. Speak publicly about his regulatory intentions for banks and send a transition team to Treasury.

A Whole New Reality

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Gerloff

The "everything is possible" mantra is no longer viewable as just a naïve belief, open to scoffing by cynics and pessimists. It's no longer just an idea, a possibility. It happened.

Why I Voted for You

Dan Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Gordon

I voted for you, Mr. President-Elect, because, having marched up to the threshold of history it would have been too awful for our nation not to have crossed over. You are the best of us.

Defying Gravity

Jon Klane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Klane

I'm experiencing something unbelievable, transformational, surreal. It occurs to me that the last time I had this feeling was on the morning of 9/11. Only this time, the towers are going back up.

A Jewish Salute to Obama for Inspiring Ethnic Pride

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The most powerful man in the Universe is a man with black skin. If we in the Jewish community cannot celebrate that achievement, then we have no sense of history.

What Obama Needs To Do First: Make Clear How Bad It Is

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

If President-Elect Obama were an incoming CEO, he would now be preparing for a massive write-off of the mountains of rotted junk buried on the company's balance sheet and an announcement that recovery will take a long, long time.

A New Deal for America? Yes We Can!

Matthew Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Stein

It has been estimated that we could fund the changes necessary to turn our world around by shifting just 1/6th of the world's military budget into programs that support energy efficiency.

Better Angels of Our Nature

Terry Tillman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Tillman

We had friends from England, Germany and the USA at our house watching the returns last night, and all were celebrating.

A Bright New Day - But What Now, President Obama?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Millions of Americans have proved that they are hungry for change and have elected a president whose very identity bridges a divide in American society.

Mandate for Change

Greg Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Saunders

Barack Obama is under no obligation to govern like a centrist or temper his policy goals to accommodate a point-of-view that the American people have decisively rejected. Obama won. Elections have consequences.