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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.

Where's The Dream? HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One year since the historic election of Barack Obama, many are now wondering, where is the dream? Here's a round-up of HuffPost bloggers' thoughts on that crucial question.

'Postracial' America, One Year Later

Jamie Holmes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Holmes

The real conversation on race, like it or not, is still pending. Barack Obama's win was a profound public testimony to American decency. But in numerous areas, blacks remain severely disadvantaged.

Obama's "Timidity" is a Foreign Policy Virtue

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Nye

Considering what he inherited, and the accomplishments he has made regarding America's image and extension of soft power abroad, Obama's first year cannot be said to have lacked audacity.

One Term President? New York Review Blog By Garry Wills

The New York Review of Books | Garry Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Garry Wills The New York Review of Books Blog I am told by people I respect that Barack Obama cannot pull out of both Iraq and Afghanistan without be...

Obama iPhone Apps: 5 Best Presidential Apps (PHOTOS, POLL)

Megan Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Berry

In celebration of the anniversary of Obama's election, we put together some of the best Obama iPhone Apps. Let us know what you think and suggest your own favorites!

Sarah Palin's Post-Defeat Duds: One Year, Many Outfits Later (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Thanks to $150,000-gate, it's well-known that former Governor Palin received some style assistance during the presidential campaign. But how does she ...

PHOTOS: Obama's Best Hometown Moments

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As part of HuffPost's One Year Later series, we're looking back at the significant events since Obama was elected. Though November 4, 2008, permanent...

Obama's 9 Funniest Moments Since Taking Office (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

As part of HuffPost's One Year Later series, we here in the Comedy section have decided to judge the president on what's really important: His jokes. ...

Obama and LGBT Rights: A Year Since Election Day

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Looking back on a year of LGBT rights activism under the Obama umbrella, I wonder just how much we have done to make LGBT rights a priority for Americans. The president himself has done little.

Obama's 9 Best Blackberry Moments (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

President Barack Obama's Blackberry has made headlines, both before and after his election. His Blackberry holster itself made big news (fashion "do...

Obama's First Year -- Playing the Beltway Game

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Presidential candidate Obama revved up millions with his hope and change mantra. President Obama quickly replaced that with playing the Beltway game. And here we are, one year later.

One Year Later: Obama's Most Defining Environmental Moments (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein/Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As part of HuffPost's One Year Later series, we're looking back at many of the significant moments since Obama was elected. After 8 years of an admini...

Al Gore's Our Choice: Progressive Book Club Review

Progressive Book Club | Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bill McKibben Progressive Book Club Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis By Al Gore Rodale, 2009 There's been a certain amount of debate ...

25 Best Performing Stocks Since Obama's Election (RANKINGS, CHART)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

And the winner is... Ford Motors. Of all of the stocks in the Standard & Poor's 500 index, Ford has shown the biggest leap in value since Presiden...

Election Special: The "Joys" of Blaming Obama

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

We, the People, are perpetuating the tendency to blame one human being in what seems like the implicit wish for a strong monarch rather than a democratically elected President.

Peace and Persuasion

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Obama's goal seems to be to appeal to a reasonable group that can talk to, rather than past, each other about abortion. If he's going to succeed, he has to confront those who perceive common ground as a threat.

One Year After Election Day 2008: Still A Center-Left Nation

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The combined percentage of voters of who deem Obama's agenda "just about right" or "not liberal enough" is 58% -- roughly parallel to Obama's overall approval rating of 54%. That's the center-left governing majority.

One Year After Election Day: The Verdict on Obama

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Has President Obama done a good job in office, or is he destined to suffer the same fate of Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush, as unmemorable, ineffective one-term chief executives?

One Year After Obama's Election: Still Smarter...Than The Alternative

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What puts this first year in perspective for me is that: Obama may not be smarter than all of us, but he sure is smarter by a long shot than McCain would have been. And that, for now, is enough for me.

Obama Year One: United by Change, Divided by Reform

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

If Obama fails to grasp soon why his idea of reform has alienated key parts of his base -- and if he fails to do something to bridge that divide -- the result could be a full scale mutiny by 2010.

Tragically Charismatic

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

A politician with great persuasive power can use it in two ways. It can be used to cultivate the energy of the general interest, or it can be used to try and mollify the people while facilitating the elites' agenda.

Obama: The Central Question of Our Time

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Obama's first year has not been full of good signs. He got a few things done while clearly leaning on the wrong side on the most important issues. But it's nowhere near too late.