We see history often, but sadly that history is usually tragic: 9/11, Katrina, the war in Iraq, this is the history of my generation, but Tuesday we had a different kind of history being made.
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Sorry to be the buzz-kill at the liberal victory-party, but this election has been a historic nightmare for millions of gay Americans.
Just for fun, one year ago this week, my magazine E&P decided to have some fun and ask top campaign bloggers at the leading newspapers to forecast what was likely to happen in 2008.
The sight of Barack and Joe Biden, and their families in Grant Park, the warmth of the crowd, and its diversity will long linger as I reflect on how America has changed, and how we have changed ourselves.
In the euphoria the Election night victory, I watched our Wesleyan students celebrating the victory of a man whom they had embraced and in whom they had invested their hopes.
Despite talks of its death following the election, within the last two decades the American Christian right has vectored outwards to become a truly global mass membership movement.
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.
Moms vote. Early exit polls found that moms listened, voted, and played a major role in determining the outcome of this election.
Given a long life and a little luck Barack Obama promises to be a much better president than the Jack Kennedy I can recall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
We need to invest in multi-dimensional human beings. We need to show that the country cares about culture.
With Obama as our president-elect, the country is, in essence, about to enter into its 44th marriage.
I was in D.C. last night -- at 10:30 pm I happened to walk past a very stuffy private club, one that as far as I can tell, is populated exclusively by hardcore Republican men in their later years.
On Monday afternoon a day before the election, after placing Obama-Biden signs on doors in Northeast Philadelphia for nine hours, I sat down on a stranger's stoop, by myself, and cried.
Obama and McCain accomplished two very different objectives last night: Obama unified and inspired; McCain departed with grace. Here's what history will remember of the speeches of November 4, 2008.
Why did Obama risk following a strategy that had failed so often in recent campaigns? Obama saw something in the zeitgeist.
Presidents have enormous power to establish policy by executive order, federal regulation, or simply by refocusing the efforts and emphases of the executive agencies.
When we got into Union Square, it was a cacophony of screaming, jumping, and celebration. Their faces were unrestrained joy and happiness.
The Ten-Foot Poll was created to plug some of those glaring gaps in the election coverage offered by the networks, the cable outlets and even the internet.
The election of Illinois Senator Barack Obama as America's 44th president is astounding, historical, implausible, improbable and completely without precedent.
Here is my post from October 16, 2006, and another prediction: within the first three months of an Obama Administration, we will say that he is the most able president since Lincoln.
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