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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 Is Timid Because Progressives Are Timid

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

What can we expect from a President who presides over a relatively conservative public, whose party is fractured by a fundamental contradiction, and whose legislative agenda is held hostage by Ben Nelson?

Obama's Biggest Gaffes, One Year Later

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is not nearly as gaffe-prone as his predecessor. But even he slips up once in a while. Vote for his biggest stumbles since the electio...

America Is Still Holding on to Hope

Andres Ramirez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andres Ramirez

Republicans leaders have been attempting to prevent Obama from moving America in a different direction. However, they haven't prevented him from enacting several significant pieces of legislation in his first year in office.

Obama One Year Later: The Audacity of Winning vs. The Timidity of Governing

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If Obama wants to make sure he doesn't let down the millions who believed he really would change the system, he should read the The Audacity to Win -- and rediscover a whole host of things he knows, but seems to have forgotten.

One Year Later: Obama's Best Speeches (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HuffPost is looking back at President Obama's best speeches since the election. One year in, help us pick the standouts: VideoCampaignText = "How ...

One Year Later: Celebrities Who Have Visited The Obama White House (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The White House released its visitor log on Friday in an act of "transparency like you've never seen before." The list of 431 names only includes thos...

The Writer-in-Chief

Steve Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Ross

Dreams from My Father had received a few impressive blurbs and favorable reviews, but had sold only a few thousand copies, so had been out of print for years.

President Obama and Gay Rights: Forgetting the Lessons of the Campaign

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Those presidents who are both remembered by history and re-elected have been those who stuck their necks out to fight for the rights of the vulnerable. The gay community is still waiting for Obama.

The Audacity Of Obama's Foreign Policy

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Those who thought Obama would end all war, wipe out global poverty, save the environment, and eradicate terrorism in one fell swoop will be sadly disappointed by this mere earthling's first year performance.

The Obama Family's Best Nature Moments (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As part of HuffPost's One Year Later series where we take stock of what's happened since Obama was elected, we've complied this fun slideshow of the O...

Obama's First Year: It Ain't No Crystal Staircase

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Obama is a man of exceptional grace. But the grace misleads; this is a politician of intense ambition, discipline and grit. He understands and wields the power of the word.

11 Most Paranoid Obama Conspiracy Theories

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In honor of Obama's November 4th anniversary, we've pulled together for you the most paranoid trips down the Obama conspiracy rabbit hole. Birthers, ...

Obama's Invisible Victories

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

We cannot shortchange the shift in consciousness that Obama's election stands for and that his Presidency continues to inspire. The left is always caught between moral righteousness and legislative reality.

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.

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).

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.