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The Most Moving Moment Came from John McCain

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alec Baldwin

McCain had to do the hard thing -- to not only accept loss and graciously congratulate the winner, but to encourage the rest of the country to offer their blessings to the new President-elect and his family.

Global Reactions to Obama Victory from Moscow to Beijing to Muslim World

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

Here are some comments I gathered on what Obama's victory means for America's image in the world, from thinkers such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tariq Ramadan, and Garry Kasparov.

A Plea to President-elect Obama: Adoption is the Option

Richard C. Thompson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Thompson

During your acceptance speech last night, which was a great and compassionate one, you told your daughters that you are getting them a puppy for the White House. Adoption is the option.

Wide Awake in America

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

What we witnessed last night and what we're still feeling the aftershocks of this morning is, in a word, history.

One Giant Step

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

We fought. We hoped. We worked. We cried. We panicked. We debated. We held our breath. It's not hyperbolic to say that we helped shift the course of the world.

America's New President and the Mountain We've Climbed

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

The country will never be the same. Obama has succeeded in bringing out our better nature, in appealing to our better selves.

Incurious George

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Menaker

For whatever else the election of Barack Obama accomplishes or fails to accomplish, I think it has put an end to the nearly-decade-long Age of Incuriosity of the Bush administration.

Making it Work

Jake Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Goldman

A man plastered in Cynthia McKinney stickers poked me right on the Obama button fixed to my coat. "Hold him accountable. Stop the war," he said and dashed out of the car and up the stairs.

Americans Are Not Racists

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamal Dajani

As Americans celebrated Obama's victory in Chicago's Grant Park, Arabs, Israelis, and Iranians were sipping on their morning coffee, watching live coverage of Barack Obama's victory speech.

Yes We Can, Said Barack Obama, And We Did

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Obama's victory does not spell the end of racial disparity in America, but it is a ringing sign of progress, a triumph on the road to greater equality and realizing the Dream that Martin Luther King, Jr. revealed to us.

Obama's Big Bang in France

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

The truth is -- and some Americans don't understand this -- the French also wanted the best for us.

At Long Last, It's Beginning To Feel Like America

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We set about the task of freeing ourselves from the darkness of this decade and the shadows that have for too long haunted us. In this respect, all of us -- all races -- are a little more free at last.

A Winning Night for Women

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

It is hard to overstate the landslide victory for women last night. For too long, our health and rights have been used as a political battering ram.

Silent Night

Beth Kohl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Kohl

As I think about the event in Grant Park last night, I think about those strangers whom I will never forget, no matter the randomness of our sharing this memorable experience.

The Vision of the Hip-Hop Generation

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Russell Simmons

The election of Barack Obama, a resounding progressive voice, is a clear reflection of hip-hop politics, and a beautiful testament to the American collective consciousness that is flowering.

Obama's Branding Genius

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

AdAge announced today that yesterday, November 4, is the most significant day for marketers in the history of the world.

History

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

I love history and had often whined that I wasn't lucky enough to have lived during a more exciting age: I could have been a Tuskegee Airman, Buffalo Soldier, or beatnik. But last night history came to me.

A Night When The People Holding Open the Doors Were Happier Than The Ones Walking Through Them

Naomi Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Klein

I was in D.C. last night -- at 10:30 pm I happened to walk past a very stuffy private club, one that as far as I can tell, is populated exclusively by hardcore Republican men in their later years.

France Celebrates Obama's Big Win

Jessica Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Roy

Last night, American expatriates and our interested French brethren gathered to celebrate, drink champagne and dance with their necks craned painfully so as to have an eye constantly on CNN.

The Tech Presidency: What Obama's Victory Means for Our Wired Future

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

In today's very special "The Day After Yesterday" edition of Wilshire & Washington, Zach Tumin of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government joins our hosts to talk technology in the new administration.

America 2008, Or Berlin 1989?

Andrew Gumbel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Gumbel

With a black man pulling off the astonishing feat of rising to the presidency in a land riven by racism for more than two centuries, there was a sense of extraordinary release, and even more extraordinary empowerment.

Obama Proves Equality of Opportunity

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

No matter what your name or race is you can make it here. America is for real. The hope is real.

This Week in Blackness Episode 12: President-Elect OBAMA

Elon James White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elon James White

The Brooklyn Comedy Company is proud to present its 12th installment of the web series. Comedian Elon James White has a few spaztastic moments after hearing of the Obama win.

A Memo to President-Elect Obama from America's New Veterans

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

President Obama is going to be held to a very high standard by the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. We'll be watching, and holding everyone in Washington accountable.

Hello Cleveland

Bruce Springsteen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Springsteen

Now is the time to stand together with Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the millions of Americans that are hungry for a new day, roll up our sleeves and come on up for the rising.