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Inaugural Address

Getting to We

Bob McKinnon | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Bob McKinnon

President Obama will give his State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening. And while the state of our economy may be improving and the state of our standing in the world strong, if he is truly honest he should admit that the state of our union is not where it should be.

Mark Blumenthal

Obama's Progressive Inaugural Themes Get Surprising Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's inaugural address may have irritated conservatives as much as it thrilled liberals, but opinion polling shows t...

Obama's Rorschach

John T. Woolley | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
John T. Woolley

Not surprisingly, people have tended to hear Obama saying things consistent with their ideological predispositions. Liberals were thrilled with his explicit references to gay rights and climate change, and conservatives have taken the speech as a pledge to defend the status quo.

Critical Government Role Also in Declaration of Independence: The Next Sentence

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The critical role of government in securing our inalienable rights is as rooted in the Declaration of Independence as is the assertion of those rights themselves.

Inaugural Address Fit For A King: We Shall Overcome Global Warming

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

The president understands that for us freedom and fairness and our belief in the promise of the future are all intertwined in the great moral cause of our time: overcoming global warming.

The Second Act (of a Nation)

Saladin Ambar | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Saladin Ambar

The president had the temerity to name the unnamable. The people and parts of the country that have never come up in so many prior inaugurals. And there were great lines and better sentiments.

The Audacity to Still Have Hope

Ilene Angel | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Ilene Angel

Words stir emotions. And President Obama wields the power of his words effectively to stir up hope and a call to action.

The Obama Legacy: Signed, Sealed... Delivered

Mike Green | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Mike Green

The re-election of Obama was far more than just another battle between Democrats and Republicans for the Oval Office. It was a war over how American history will be written and the legacy that would define the Obama presidency.

One Year After Cairo Speech: The U.S.-Muslim Engagement Initiative

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Barack Obama's speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University in Egypt one year ago was ground-breaking and transformational. While its impact was an...

Obama, the Preacher, and the Devil

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Barack Obama gestures to express himself, and he gestures quite often, but he usually keeps his movements contained. During the Inaugural, his gestures stayed within the width of his body.

Science is Back in the House

Bill Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Allen

A worldwide study of education in science and math contains a mixed report card for the U.S. The good news: We did manage to beat Yemen soundly.

Unprecedented: Paris Mayor Hosts Inaugural Bash

Ron Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ron Katz

The inaugural line snaked from the door of city hall around to a corner more than 500 yards away. This was not the city hall in Washington, D.C., nor one in any other American city. It was the Hotel de Ville in Paris, headquarters of the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, and the hundreds of bureaucrats charged with administering the capital of France.

Obama Should Not Thank Bush at the Inauguration

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Do not be surprised if Obama thanks Bush for his service to the nation at the start of his inaugural address. But if one looks at history, one finds that this courtesy is more the exception than the rule.