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November 4

Working or Fighting: Your Choice

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We hear political pundits saying it is a mistake to compromise. It is important to hold firm on principles, but in most instances, it is possible to reach consensus. There are multiple examples, starting with our founding fathers, of people in government that held very firm views on various issues, but made compromises to reach consensus.

Matthew McConaughey, Laura Bush & More: Today's Famous Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2012 | Celebrity

In a world with nearly 7 billion people, chances are someone famous is celebrating their birthday today. And indeed: Matthew McConaughey, Laura Bus...

One Year After Obama's Victory: We Are in the Opening Months of a New Progressive Era

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As I watched Obama's victory speech a year ago, I thought that America was on the brink of a new progressive era. I believe that just as strongly one year later, as well as in the slogan, "Yes We Can."

Blessings of the Season

Alfred Gingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alfred Gingold

I am aware that the world outlook has, by most measures, deteriorated since Nov. 4th. But the light at the end of the tunnel shines on.

Moving Forward: A Participatory Democracy

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

As the immediate excitement of Election Day begins to fade, we are left with new questions, among them: How is President-Elect Barack Obama going to ...

Where Were You on November 4, 2008?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

November 4, 2008 will never get fuzzy. It is my very first, unforgettable day of public joy.

Responsibility of Obama Victory Falls on Us

Daniel Riggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Riggs

No man has ever accomplished all that Obama has with his candidacy. His responsibility to us is to live up to those promises. And our responsibility to him--and our selves--is to make sure that he lives up to the promises.

Today I Became An American

Don Kennedy Albert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don Kennedy Albert

I am voting for the first time in my life. I am 41 years old. I have never before engaged in the democratic process, not because no candidate has eve...

W&W: Has the Republican Party Died?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Elizabeth Blackney of "Media Lizzy" joins co-hosts Maegan Carberry and Teresa Valdez Klein to weigh in on today's presidential election and the natio...

Every Morning Voting in Rural VA

Adrienne Birecree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Birecree

My husband and I got up at 5am this morning so we would be at our polling place before it opened at 6am. We definitely knew where we were going. If w...

Today I Became An American (PHOTOS)

Don Kennedy Albert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don Kennedy Albert

I am voting for the first time in my life. I am 41 years old. I have never before engaged in the democratic process, not because no candidate has eve...

Inspiration Comes to Ohio

Hilary Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hilary Lambert

This morning I saw Barack Obama speak on the steps of the Ohio statehouse. I finally understood something. I felt things I don't think I've ever felt.

I Have Reached Obama Overload

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

You know your family has crossed the line into Obama Overload when you start talking to your children about history and they don't walk out of the room.

See Craig Vote. Vote, Craig, Vote

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

Still need some help filling out that ballot? Craig Newmark shows us how it's done.

America's Choice

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

The choice America makes will be a world wide broadcast on whether it is content with mediocrity and the cancer of anti-intellectualism that began to spread this Election season.

Six Ways McCain Could Still Win

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

Possibility #5: Sarah Palin reveals secret past as Rhodes Scholar; admits "hockey mom" thing was just a ruse -- to avoid being called an "elitist."

Local Politics, Global Change: Vote Democrat

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

We have not yet witnessed a nuanced debate in which climate, energy and food are discussed for what they are: independent yet interconnected national issues that must be met with local action.

Lives on Hold Until Election Day

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Savage

By becoming so immersed in Barack Obama's campaign, my wife and I have literally put our lives on hold. Our kitchen sink is perpetually full of dirty dishes, the dogs are unwalked and the water faucet is dripping. Turns out, we're not alone.

Don't Vote, You've Got Better Things To Do

Aram Khayatpour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aram Khayatpour

Obviously the economy looks like it going to be fine, no need to worry there. The next president is going to have to clean up after the man who may be the worst president ever, but how hard could that be?