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One Year Later

Haiti, We Have Forsaken You

Maria Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Russo

In the midst of utter disappointment and abandonment there are many nonprofits still working to slowly rebuild Haiti.

Haiti one Year on: Building a Foundation

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Haitians didn't ask for the task of rebuilding their country, but they are bound together by it. We are lucky to get to support their vision and to build strong foundations for future generations.

He Cannot Succeed Without Us: One Year After the Election of President Barack Obama

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

With a litany of crises to deal with, now more than ever, President Obama needs his army of advocates once more to continue the fight for change.

Obama Online -- Using Technology, It's the Electorate That Has Changed, Too

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

For as much as Barack Obama has brought change to Washington, it's also us, the people participating and engaging with politics using technology , that have changed, too.

Obama Online -- What's the Future of Organizing for America (OFA)?

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Is it time for Plouffe, the architect behind Obama's winning campaign, to take Organizing for America out of the Democratic National Committee?

Candidate Obama Might Have Some Questions for President Obama

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Coming off the election, the president had enormous political capital (really a blank check to move forward with anything he campaigned for), and I can't help thinking that he didn't make enough use of it.

The Striking Obama Record

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

This is no time for buyer's remorse when it comes to Obama. Compare him to JFK and his first year record starts to look pretty good. For one thing, he's avoided disaster. Bravo, Mr. President!

Too Soon To Tell? Judging A President's Progress

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review of Books Huffington Post: At the anniversary of the election of Barack Obama, we're taking a close look at how he's done and what...

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.

Election Day Photos: Send Us Your Pictures

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today is the one-year anniversary of President Obama's election. We've been collecting photos from HuffPost readers from that night -- send us yours! ...

Hold the Hofstadter: Why the GOP Is Winning 2010

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Over the last few months, a number of prominent political columnists have pointed to historian and social critic Richard Hofstadter to explain what is happening to the Republican Party. Here's why they shouldn't.

Obama Won Last Year Only Because Stephen Colbert Dropped Out!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Barack Obama ended up beating John McCain rather easily one year ago, but Stephen Colbert didn't stay in the race for the White House or Obama could have really been in trouble (for a minute or two, anyway).

Obama Year One: The Public Is A Trust, Not An Option

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

One year since an historic election, where the Obama administration has fallen short in our hopes for a truly new direction, one finds the central conflict to be between public good and private gain.

Bittergate: the Untold Story Behind the Story that Rocked the Obama Campaign

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mayhill Fowler

Obama's Bittergate remark -- which I broke and which is revisited in David Plouffe's new book -- was and still is one of the biggest stories of that historic presidential run. It is also still one of the least understood. Here's the untold story behind it.

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.

Obama Was Never a Revolutionary

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

There was never going to be a revolution. Obama ran on change, but he's always been a centrist and an institutionalist. He believes in making things work, in practical results; not starting from scratch.

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.

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.

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.

Obama Election Reactions Around The World: A Look Back One Year Later (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Exactly one year ago today, on the night of November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the next President of the United States. To say that people a...

One Year After Obama's Victory: We Are in the Opening Months of a New Progressive Era

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As I watched Obama's victory speech a year ago, I thought that America was on the brink of a new progressive era. I believe that just as strongly one year later, as well as in the slogan, "Yes We Can."

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.

Michelle Obama's 14 Most Memorable First Lady Outfits (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Since the night Michelle Obama stepped on the stage of Chicago's Grant Park in a splashy Narciso Rodriguez sheath, her first lady fashions have been f...

Obama's Foreign Trips (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Since President Obama's inauguration in January, he has traveled to more countries then any other U.S. president. On the one-year anniversary of Obama...

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.