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Obama Wins

Culture Zohn: Here's to Eddie and Michael and Barack: Three Who Have Changed the World

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Zohn

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.

A Change is Gonna Come

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

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.

The Obama Victory: America Enters the Energy Future

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

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.

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.

The Time-Bombs Ticking Under Obama's Presidency

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

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.

Defying Gravity

Jon Klane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Klane

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.

Voters cite history; Obama says, 'Change can happen'

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

After giving his victory speech, Obama briefly talked to donors in an unplanned event that was not open to the press.

History on Cuba - Hidden in Plain View - In Florida's Election Returns

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

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.

A New Deal for America? Yes We Can!

Matthew Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Stein

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.

The World Breaths a Sigh of Relief as America's Light Goes Back On

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

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.

Jason Linkins

A Child's Garden Of Right-Wing Reaction To The Obama Win

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, how did the bloggers on the right side of the aisle take the news of Obama winning the election?

And Now For The Hangover

Deborah Copaken Kogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Copaken Kogan

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.

(Watch) In Grant Park on Night History Was Made

John Hubers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Hubers

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...

Pro-Choice Victories in the 2008 Election

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

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.

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.

Reading The Pictures: And Now We Want It Back

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-11-06-whitehouse.jpg 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.

Joy, Cautious Optimism Permeate Arab Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Americans Chose Change" was the striking blue headline in Wednesday's An-Nahar daily of Lebanon.

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.

Mandate for Change

Greg Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Saunders

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.

Which Obamanomics?

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

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?

American Beauty

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darin Murphy

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 Long Exhale

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

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.

The End of the Ignorance

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Gurvitz

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.

Asma Nemati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asma Nemati

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The Unsung Heroes of Obama's Victory: The United States Secret Service

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Parker Le Melle

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.