I thought, maybe finally the last barriers separating blacks from believing they can get, and will get, what they strive for, can begin to be crossed.
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My son will be growing up in a world my father didn't, a world with more possibilities open to him than existed before; closer, at least, to the world as it should be than the world as it was. Or is.
An advocate for the environment will be the next US president. We may be eight years late, but America is finally poised to enter the 21st century.
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.
Mr President-Elect, there is a pile of ticking time-bombs waiting in your in-tray and you have to defuse each one of them, fast. Welcome to the next four years of your life.
I'm experiencing something unbelievable, transformational, surreal. It occurs to me that the last time I had this feeling was on the morning of 9/11. Only this time, the towers are going back up.
After giving his victory speech, Obama briefly talked to donors in an unplanned event that was not open to the press.
In the election returns, hidden in plain view, is license for President-elect Obama to fundamentally rethink U.S. policy toward Cuba and expand on his incremental approach.
It has been estimated that we could fund the changes necessary to turn our world around by shifting just 1/6th of the world's military budget into programs that support energy efficiency.
Looking at the faces of the people in the crowd, as Obama gives his first speech as president-elect, I see a hope that beams bright, a hope that does not stop at red or blue state borders.
So, how did the bloggers on the right side of the aisle take the news of Obama winning the election?
Sorry to be a downer on this of all days, but if there's one thing I've learned, it's that yins always have their yangs. Eight years of buying into trickle down economics has taken a toll.
It's 12:45 am on the day after everything changed. It changed around 9:45 or so last night when a giant Wolf Blitzer, floating above our heads on t...
Last night, while standing just a few feet from the podium from which our next pro-choice president spoke, I was overcome with pride and emotion.
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.
The scene of celebrants outside the White House made it so evident how the building was taken from us -- and now we want it back.
"Americans Chose Change" was the striking blue headline in Wednesday's An-Nahar daily of Lebanon.
What we witnessed last night and what we're still feeling the aftershocks of this morning is, in a word, history.
Barack Obama is under no obligation to govern like a centrist or temper his policy goals to accommodate a point-of-view that the American people have decisively rejected. Obama won. Elections have consequences.
What economic doctrine will "Obamanomics" be based on? Will it be Rubinomics with its focus on fiscal discipline and reigning in spending? Neo-Keynesianism? Or will it be Innovation Economics?
It's nearly impossible to grasp the sheer gravity of this moment. All watched with gaping mouths, transfixed by pride and disbelief, as Obama appeared for the first time as the next President.
The tears running down my face last night and this morning were of something so much more than happiness, so much more than simple relief. They were an exhalation.
It took generations for the old guard to die out and for the U.S. to start growing better people. And now they've finally come of age to vote. We can begin to wave farewell to our ignorant past.
Barack Obama, his staff, and his agents were brave enough and smart enough to figure out how to make him as accessible as possible without sacrificing his security.
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