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Obama Nobel Peace Prize Speech

Keep Your Eyes on the Peace Prize

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Randall Amster

Almost 45 years ago to the day, Martin Luther King gave his Nobel acceptance speech, and flatly contradicted Obama's reasoning and conclusion that war is a necessary practice.

President Obama, Find Peace Through Truth

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

What better way for Obama to begin his labors of peace on the world stage than by impaneling a Truth Commission to investigate the wrongdoings of the Bush administration regarding their pre-emptive war with Iraq?

Obama Nobel Speech VIDEO: "Surprised And Deeply Humbled"

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

** Read the full speech text below ** (AP) WASHINGTON -- A beaming President Barack Obama said Friday he was both honored and humbled to win the Nobe...

Mr. President, It's Time to Be a "Fierce Advocate" for Gay Ugandans

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan E. Dowlin

Uganda is about to pass an anti-gay bill that could result in the execution of homosexuals. President Obama, I ask you to speak out against this atrocious bill.

Obama's Oslo Doctrine

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

This was really Obama at his best -- candid, realistic, passionate, idealistic and level-headed. This is probably the closest thing we have to a personal articulation of Obama's fundamental beliefs about America's role in the world.

Norway Spiral: WATCH Strange Light In Sky Ahead Of Obama Nobel Peace Prize Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Norway Spiral, a strange light that appeared in the sky across Norway last night, has Norwegian residents and international spectators baffled as ...

Good and Evil in a Troubled World

Craig Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Barnes

Nobody seems happy. Not the democrats who want to get out of Afghanistan; not the Republicans who want to bomb devils and wipe out evil.

Arianna On The 'Supreme Irony' Of Obama's Nobel Speech (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on "The Joy Behar Show" Thursday evening with Behar and radio host Stephanie Miller, where she weighed in on President Obama's Nobel ...

War and Peace

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The subtext of Obama's speech is that he can be exempt from the constraints of moral leadership implicit in the receipt of the Nobel Prize and still use it as a political marketing tool. But it doesn't work that way.

Obama's Nobel Address Put Liberal Face On 'Ugly And Decidedly Illeberal Policies,' Glenn Greenwald Says

salon.com | Alex Koppelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reactions to Obama's Nobel speech yesterday were remarkably consistent across the political spectrum, and there were two points on which virtually eve...

It May Have Been a Nobel Peace Prize Speech, but Obama Is No Pacifist

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

This was a supremely realistic statement about the presence of evil in the world, the limitations of international institutions, the need to talk to tyrants, and the unavoidability of war.

Obama Nobel Peace Prize Speech: Oslo Prepares For President's Arrival (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

He's coming to collect the Peace Prize, but the visit may not be entirely peaceful. When President Obama arrives in Oslo Thursday to accept his Nobe...

The Benefits of Ambivalence: Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Henne

President Obama's rhetoric in his Nobel acceptance speech was as powerful as ever. Obama pointed to the importance of striving for peace, and attempted to justify US involvement in Afghanistan.

Determining a "Just War" in 2009, 1906, and 412 AD

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lapham's Quarterly

In December of 1906, Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and he made these remarks to Congress in that same month.

Obama Nobel Peace Prize: President Picks Up His Award

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO — Newly enshrined among the world's great peacemakers, President Barack Obama offered a striking defense of war. Eleven months into his pre...