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Obama Hope

How 'Hope' Became Obama's Fight Against Cynicism

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there's a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans t...

Lifting the Veil: Obama Has Compromised My Notion of Hope -- Which Has Led to Greater Faith... And Not in O

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Loren-Paul Caplin

My loss of hope in the vision of change that Obama inspired -- and it's subsequent morph or collapse into my individual Faith -- is not a binary phenomena. It's not an either/or, all or nothing, in or out thing.

Hope in the Face of Uncertainty

Sam Koppelman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

Four years later, facing a slower than expected economic recovery and a congress that spends more time on anti-abortion legislation than investments to infrastructure, it does take audacity to hope.

When Your Ex Goes to the Same Polling Place

Jill Di Donato | Posted 01.07.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

What if I saw him? Worse yet, what if I saw him with the woman he left me for? Or what if I saw his signature next to his name: Proof that he had been there, in that middle school auditorium, without me?

Promises Dashed, Poster Trashed -- Can Hope in Obama Be Recycled?

Greg Barrett | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Greg Barrett

I too drank of the Obama Kool-Aid. Four years ago I had a large poster of Barack Obama tacked to my wall. I dug out the poster from the closet this week. It's ripped and wrinkled and doesn't hold much promise. But on Tuesday I'll vote again for Obama.

We Won't Apologize for Hope

Thrity Umrigar | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Thrity Umrigar

A few months ago, Sarah Palin, with her trademark sarcasm, asked Obama supporters, "How's that hopey changey stuff working out for ya?"

Courage Is Like Love: It Must Have Hope To Nourish It

Gordon Livingston, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Gordon Livingston, M.D.

To face the future with courage we must believe that we have the power, the resolve, the tolerance to contribute to a world that we and our children will want to live in.

Fearing Fear Itself

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Marian Salzman

In this election year, I've been on fear watch. Folks are fearful of everything from 2012 theories to GMOs to student loans taking over as the number one source of pain for college grads everywhere.

The Promise of Hope

Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

HuffPost has commissioned a series of satirical videos that will call attention to the contradictions between Campaigning Obama and Governing Obama. (...

LOOK: Iconic Obama Artist Dressed To Impress In Mugshot

Posted 03.27.2012 | Weird News

The artist who created the iconic "HOPE" poster of President Obama looks quite dapper in his mugshot. Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty in February to ...

The Trials And Tribulations of Shepard Fairey's OWS Poster

Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts

Shepard Fairey, known for his "Andre The Giant Has A Posse" propaganda and his iconic Obama "HOPE" poster created during the 2008 presidential campaig...

WATCH: Obama's 2012 Campaign Way Less Optimistic

Posted 09.27.2011 | Comedy

If the message of Obama's 2008 campaign was change, then the 2012 one will be more like not change. Sketch group Landline teamed up with The Final ...

Resolution In Suit Between 'Hope' Poster Artist, AP

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A judge has dismissed copyright lawsuits between an artist who created the Barack Obama "HOPE" image and The Associated Press but has...

Against All Odds Save the Middle Class, Democracy and the American Dream

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

We cannot let the message machine of the Republican Party lull voters into universal amnesia. Remember these are the same guys that put the nails in the coffin cementing the potential extermination of the middle class.

Education and the End of 'Why'

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Given the facts on the ground, our President's current attempts to make all education standards uniform negates the essence of what makes this country what it is: diverse.

Shepard Fairey, 'HOPE' Artist, Under Criminal Investigation

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK — A judge permitted the disclosure for the first time Tuesday that the artist known for his Barack Obama "HOPE" image is under criminal...

The War on Hope

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

Even more than the amorphous sobriquet War On Terror there is a far more tangible ongoing War On Hope.

"Hope" Has Been a Bust, It's Time for Hope 2.0

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The 2008 election was all about "Hope." But Hope is simply not cutting it. What we need is Hope 2.0: the realization that our system is too broken to be fixed by politicians -- that change must come from outside Washington. READ MORE Sleep Challenge 2010: Perchance to Dream Sleep Challenge 2010: I Now Have Dozens of Baby Sitters...All Telling Me to Go To Bed How Massachusetts Can Turn Out to Be a Blessing for Democrats WATCH: Arianna Discusses Massachusetts Results on Countdown WATCH: Arianna Talks About What Obama Needs to Do to Reconnect With Voters on The Ed Show WATCH: Arianna Debates the Future of Capitalism with Howard Dean, Dick Armey, John Kasich

A Sit Down With Shepard Fairey & Matthew Weiner

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

When Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, and Shepard Fairey, of Obama "Hope" fame, get together the conversation might be rambling and random, but definitely entertaining.

Obama Selling Out --"Say It Ain't So 'Joe' "

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Without a public option as part of his health care reform package, Obama has turned himself into a political pariah that no one will be able to believe or trust.

HaaretzObama's America Is Not Delivering The Goods

Haaretz | Gideon Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With great sorrow and deep consternation, we hereby declare the death of the latest hope. Perhaps rumors of its death are greatly exaggerated, to para...

Obama: Is it Time to Give Up? (Part III of a Series)

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

I have watched with increasing dismay as "the system" manages to re-establish itself after the ripple of the Obama election.

Barack Obama, Here to Save the World?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Is our first African American president something or what? Did you see him respond to the crowd and the crowd respond to him, at his latest town hall...

Lexicon of Disappointment: The Readers' Edition

Naomi Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Klein

700 or so comments later, here are the best of the bunch. Let the record show that you people are way more cynical than I am...

HopeOver, HopeLash, HopeBreak: A Lexicon of Disappointment

Naomi Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Klein

Hope was a fine slogan when rooting for a long-shot presidential candidate. But as a posture toward the president of the most powerful nation on earth, it is dangerously deferential.