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Obama One Year Later

Obama One Year Later: Remembering the Images of History in the Making

Jody Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jody Johnson

After one year in the White House, I think most of us are still happy and relieved that Barack Obama is our president, despite the few disappointments and miscalculations we each personally attribute to him.

One Year Later: No Longer Time for Dancing

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

The euphoria of last November has turned to disappointment for many of those who celebrated so raucously on campus. This is no longer the time for dancing, but it is the time to work for progressive change.

The Obamas' 16 Sweetest Family Photos (PICTURES, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

As many photographers can attest, the Obamas are unusually photogenic first family. Below, one year after Barack Obama was elected president, here's a...

Obama's "Timidity" is a Foreign Policy Virtue

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Nye

Considering what he inherited, and the accomplishments he has made regarding America's image and extension of soft power abroad, Obama's first year cannot be said to have lacked audacity.

Obama: The Central Question of Our Time

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Obama's first year has not been full of good signs. He got a few things done while clearly leaning on the wrong side on the most important issues. But it's nowhere near too late.

Is This as Good as It Gets From Obama?

Bill Maher | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Bill Maher

If Obama had really charged in there riding the forceful energy of the historic election, there really could have been an historic "first hundred days." Instead of what happened, which is the Obamas got a dog.

Has Obama Lived Up To His Campaign Promises?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last November, the United States elected a president who campaigned on the promise of change. Critics called President Obama's rhetoric simultaneousl...

Tragically Charismatic

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

A politician with great persuasive power can use it in two ways. It can be used to cultivate the energy of the general interest, or it can be used to try and mollify the people while facilitating the elites' agenda.

America Is Still Holding on to Hope

Andres Ramirez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andres Ramirez

Republicans leaders have been attempting to prevent Obama from moving America in a different direction. However, they haven't prevented him from enacting several significant pieces of legislation in his first year in office.

One Year Later: Gerald Ford Will Always Be President

James Pinkerton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Pinkerton

There's been no Rooseveltian realignment for Obama, just Clintonian regression. Perhaps the situation might have been different if he had focused on jobs rather than health care and global warming.

One Year Later: A Return to Normalcy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Th Obama normalcy is a welcome relief from eight years of the Bush administration, but it is only a start. If Obama builds on this start with true reforms, much of the hope will come back.

Obama's First Year -- Playing the Beltway Game

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Presidential candidate Obama revved up millions with his hope and change mantra. President Obama quickly replaced that with playing the Beltway game. And here we are, one year later.

Where's The Dream? HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One year since the historic election of Barack Obama, many are now wondering, where is the dream? Here's a round-up of HuffPost bloggers' thoughts on that crucial question.

One Year After Obama's Election: Still Smarter...Than The Alternative

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What puts this first year in perspective for me is that: Obama may not be smarter than all of us, but he sure is smarter by a long shot than McCain would have been. And that, for now, is enough for me.

Obama Is Timid Because Progressives Are Timid

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

What can we expect from a President who presides over a relatively conservative public, whose party is fractured by a fundamental contradiction, and whose legislative agenda is held hostage by Ben Nelson?

Joe Scarborough Mocks Plouffe's Use Of Stem Cell Research To Defend Obama's Record

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the "Today Show" Tuesday David Plouffe defended President Obama's record in office so far by pointing out a number of things he has achieved. One o...

One Year Along: freehopeandchange.com

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

It was maybe March of this year that I first said I thought the then-new President was in the process of making two major, perhaps historic, mistakes. That verdict stands.

One Year Ago, One Year From Now

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Barack Obama raised our expectations through the roof with his stirring campaign. He needs to deliver change we can believe in. He needs to convince us that "yes, we can" is more than a political slogan.

One Year After His Election, Obama On Verge of Audaciously Fulfilling His Promise as the Green FDR

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph Romm

Future historians will inevitably judge all 21st-century presidents on just two issues: global warming and the clean energy transition. In that sense, Obama's first year has been a promising success.

Michelle Obama Reflects On First Year Of Kids, Clothes, And Crashers

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama reflected on her first year in the White House on Wednesday and calmly claimed no need for any do-overs: Even the th...

The Obama Family's Best Nature Moments (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As part of HuffPost's One Year Later series where we take stock of what's happened since Obama was elected, we've complied this fun slideshow of the O...

Obama's Invisible Victories

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

We cannot shortchange the shift in consciousness that Obama's election stands for and that his Presidency continues to inspire. The left is always caught between moral righteousness and legislative reality.

Base to Obama: Come In, Please

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Obama seems to be deliberately moving his party rightward in order to capture the political spectrum from center/right to left. He wants to become the Tony Blair of American politics.

HuffPost Readers Judge Obama's Presidency: "Where Is The Temerity We Saw When He Campaigned?"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One year after Obama was elected we asked HuffPost readers to compare Obama the candidate to the Obama the President. Has he lived up to his promises...

Obama, One Year On

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Todd Gitlin

The Obama operation proved its mastery at campaigning, looks pretty good at the inside game, but outsider politics--movement campaigns--haven't kept up.