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Obama Arizona Speech

Arianna Discusses Obama's Arizona Memorial Speech On 'The McLaughlin Group'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on "The McLaughlin Group" on Sunday, along with Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, and Monica Crowley, to discuss the Arizona shooting and ...

MLK Day And Arizona Evoke Memories Of Selma

Father Paul Mayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Father Paul Mayer

Dr. King's birthday celebration should give us an opportunity to hear his true message of nonviolence, not merely the broadly acceptable excerpts from the "I Have a Dream" speech.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Blood libels aside, this week was dominated by talk of ratcheting down the tone of our political discourse and upping the civility. But the president went further, asking us to "use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations" and "sharpen our instincts for empathy." And he went further still and defined the challenge ahead: "to constantly widen the circle of our concern so that we bequeath the American Dream to future generations." The State of the Union is a great opportunity to put flesh and blood on this challenge. The president needs to address both of the ways his administration proposes to "widen the circle of our concern," and the ways citizens can sharpen their instincts for empathy by reaching out to those in need -- rebuilding lives and communities. Without this combined effort, bequeathing the American Dream to future generations will remain just an eloquent rhetorical flourish.

Obama on Civility and Lincoln on the Rule of Law

David Bromwich | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
David Bromwich

In his words of consolation and exhortation in Tucson, President Obama strove to achieve an effect that many Americans were looking for. He comforted. Yet he did not instruct.

Gabby Opened Her Eyes and We Should Too

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

Opening our eyes is a sign of life, one of the first things tiny babies do when after they make their way into the world. But opening our eyes also symbolizes our common humanity.

Living Up to Our Kids' Expectations

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

As mothers, fathers, and grandparents we have a unique and powerful voice, and now is the time to make our voices heard in a united call for kindness, decency, and goodness in our democracy.

Sam Stein

Huckabee Praises Obama For 'Easily His Best Speech,' Slams 'Sleazy Opportunists'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and the political response to it has become a litmus test of sorts for the emerging fi...

What a Tragedy Can Call Us to Do

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

As Gabrielle Giffords opens her eyes, I pray that this will become a moment when we all open our own.

Obama's 'Gettysburg Moment': For Us, The Living

Gustav Niebuhr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gustav Niebuhr

The task to draw meaning from random tragedy is a bar far higher for a president to clear than merely delivering an annual budget or State of the Union address.

Obama Arizona Memorial Speech: We Must Communicate 'In A Way That Heals,' Not 'Wounds'

AP | JULIE PACE and BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Summoning the soul of a nation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday implored Americans to honor those slain and injured in the A...

Obama's Eulogy: A Blessing To A Bereft Nation

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The grieving community that the president addressed stretched out to an entire nation. He reminded us that America is comprised of people -- just plain people like the ones who were shot in Arizona.

The President Has Come of Age

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

More gray-haired and somber, Obama brilliantly and so presidentially rose above the clutter, the chatter.

Obama's Ennobling Speech

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

It would be hard to think of a more moving and dignified speech, particularly when set against the foil of Sarah Palin's self-absorbed effusions.

Obama Arizona Memorial Speech: FULL TEXT & VIDEO

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As released by the White House, below are President Obama's remarks for his speech at the Arizona memorial. The speech was held at the McKale Memoria...

Obama Arizona Speech: 'I Want America To Be As Good As She Imagined It'

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Summoning the soul of a nation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday implored Americans to honor those slain and injured in the A...

Obama Arizona Speech: President To Be Nation's Consoler At Memorial Service

AP | JULIE PACE and BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Summoning the soul of a nation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday implored Americans to honor those slain and injured in the A...

Obama Arizona Speech To Honor Memories, Speak Of Hope

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Under high expectations to provide healing, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will try to convert the horror of the Arizona shoot...

Top AZ School Official: Obama Speech "Promotes Worship-like Reverence"

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Obama's planned speech is controversial across the home state of Obama's former political rival. Some schools are even considering not broadcasting the speech.