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Let Bygones (Not) Be Bygones

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

What an insult it is to the idea of accountability -- this notion that responsibility for the ugly emotions unleashed by demagoguery this campaign season is wiped away by a concession speech.

Americans Embrace Pro-Education, Pro-Prevention, Pro-Choice Values in Historic Election

Scott Swenson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Swenson

Social conservatives have a simple choice to make. They can recognize the US as a pluralistic nation with diverse beliefs and work with people they disagree with, or marginalize themselves.

On Obama, Race and the End of the Southern Strategy

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

Following the Iowa caucuses, I came away believing then, as I do now, that Obama's powerful voice that emerged that night had the potential to have a profound impact on America.

Tears For Country

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

On Monday afternoon a day before the election, after placing Obama-Biden signs on doors in Northeast Philadelphia for nine hours, I sat down on a stranger's stoop, by myself, and cried.

How to Come Down From Euphoria

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

President-Elect Obama is clearly a very smart guy and a very good politician. Unlike the last Dem with those credentials, he's also exceedingly disciplined. Those qualities will come up against a couple of very major problems.

McCain, Palin, And Supporters React (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of course, not everyone was happy about Tuesday night's outcome. As election results rolled in and McCain conceded in Phoenix and Obama gave his victo...

Yes We Did! But There Is a Lot More to Do

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Obama has not hit a home run; he has merely earned the right to step into the batter's box.

When Joe Scarborough Predicted Obama's Quick Demise

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Scarborough: "Barack Hussein Obama is more Johnny Bravo than John Kennedy. The vest fits and the fans scream while DC's star-maker machinery shifts into overdrive."

REM's Santiago JumboTron Shows HuffPo Results

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Live from Santiago, Chile, there was an election night shout out from R.E.M. for the Huffington Post's election coverage.

Renewed Hope for Peace

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Crandell

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation President David Krieger is drafting a special First 100 Days program. Dr. Krieger has already completed a briefing for the new president.

The Morning After

Laurel Kaufer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurel Kaufer

As we have heard from the analysts on both sides for much of the last month, this year we saw "the perfect storm" hit the Republican party in almost every conceivable way.

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.

Notes from a Dad of Children Like Barack

Roderick Spencer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roderick Spencer

The proof of my children's lack of anxiety over their racial identity, is the amused, slightly puzzled way they watched their parents bawling our eyes out in front of Barack Obama's victory speech last night.

Quiet first day for Obama after his historic win

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — Barack Obama began his first full day as president-elect with the simple pleasure of having breakfast with his daughters, the type of ...

A Contrarian Open Letter to Black America

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

The reality of politics and race are such that having a black president will mean little if there are no changes in the material conditions of Black America.

Will President Obama Lead on Climate Change?

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

Now that the heat of the campaign season is behind us, we hope Obama will stop pretending that "clean coal" is a realistic way to reduce carbon emissions and achieve energy independence.

Paris Notebook: Slumber Party for Obama

Elizabeth Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Bard

I did not fully understand the power of our inspired cliche; until I moved to a place - even one as civilized as France - where they are not born with it .

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.

Obama: From "Shouldn't" to "Did"

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

It is time to throw out the old playbook for one simple reason. It was wrong. Obama wasn't your average Democratic candidate, but then again, America isn't your average country, either.

African Americans vs Gay Americans?

Judy Wieder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Wieder

It looks like I still have a lot of work left to do, a lot of marching and protesting--even though I did that already for others and they're not doing the same for me.

The President-Elect

Terence Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terence Smith

Barack Obama seems to have an almost perfect ear for the American political pulse, a kind of political GPS that tells him where people are and where they want to go.

Mexicans says "Obamanos"

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeannie Ralston

"Obamanos" is a bit of political Spanglish seen on bumper stickers in states with large Hispanic populations that translates -- in essence, not literally -- to "let's go Obama."

What Obama Needs To Do First: Make Clear How Bad It Is

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

If President-Elect Obama were an incoming CEO, he would now be preparing for a massive write-off of the mountains of rotted junk buried on the company's balance sheet and an announcement that recovery will take a long, long time.

Say it Loud, I'm Black (in spirit) and I'm Proud

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Obama's job will not be easy, but he has indeed demonstrated the kind of curiosity, intelligence, judgment, resolve and presence of mind, and the ability to inspire, that great leaders are made of.

Barack Obama is Great Example of American Success

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Grant Cardone

Regardless of your political beliefs you have to appreciate that this little known man persuaded the citizens of this country to go out and elect him President of the US.