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Presidential Election

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.

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.

Obama's Big Bang in France

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

The truth is -- and some Americans don't understand this -- the French also wanted the best for us.

Obama Win Helps Tech, Could Hurt Hollywood

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

From top to bottom, the Obama/Biden plan has just about everything the tech/Internet industry could ask for. But Hollywood is at a crossroads as it decides how to leverage its usual influence within a Democratic administration.

Election Shows States Moving Forward with Progressive Agenda

Joel Barkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Barkin

The table is set to wipe away the legacy of decades of failed conservative ideology, but what becomes of that opportunity is up to us.

The Other Side of Paradise

Scott Kesterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Kesterson

Eastern Afghanistan--In the early hours of the morning, an Army Captain watched as the election results were being reported. He shook his head in disgust. "This is proof that the media can elect a President."

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 .

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.

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.

Obama! By The Content of His Character

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

We must understand one more thing -- how successful President Obama will be in transforming America in a progressive direction will depend on us, as well as on him.

Obama Wins: Why All Americans Have a Reason to Celebrate

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Here is a collection of my posts and videos from this historic week: Obama Wins: Why All Americans Have a Reason to Celebrate Watch: Election Night Reactions: Arianna Talks With Norman Lear, Laurie David, Marty Kaplan And Madelaine Lear Tuesday's Second Biggest Winner: Democracy The Winners and Losers of Campaign '08 Watch: Arianna on BBC Newsnight Discussing Obama's Win I'm Ready to Declare a Winner in the 2008 Race: the Internet

Election Day Liveblogs, Reaction and Analysis from HuffPost Bloggers -- Page 2

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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It's A New Day

Jeff Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Chang

Throughout the north side of Pittsburgh, one of the city's three major Black districts, they lined up before dawn, hundreds deep in the 47-degree weather as if they were waiting for history to be made.

Vote: The Final Secret?

Susan Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Straight

This morning at 7:08 am, I voted alone for the first time in twenty years. I walked the four blocks to my polling place at a local church without my usual entourage -- at least one or two kids and a dog.

Getting on the Bus

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

The time to celebrate and wax poetic will be limited. It will probably end very abruptly on January 21, 2009, when President Barack Obama commences his grand plan to fix what appears unfixable.

The Importance of Today

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Today America is going to produce the greatest civil rights demonstration in the history of the world.

Art, Politics and Soul in New York

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vicky Ward

If you weren't in Times Square tonight, the only place to be was downtown in the West Village at Gavin Brown's gallery for an installation by Jonathon Horowitz called Obama '08.

Election Results Liveblog

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Gov. Ed Rendell seemed very confident a few minutes ago that Obama will score big in the Philadelphia suburbs, making it next to impossible for McCain to take the state.

Time For Grand Coalition Government

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The 2008 election presents another appropriate time when bipartisan unity government is needed more than ever.

In Paris, Obama May Be The Only Antidote to W-Induced Shame

Jessica Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Roy

One of the first things French people ask me after I tell them I am American is if I am voting for Obama. One guy actually tried to buy the Obama shirt I picked up at the DNC right off my back.

Mondale's Revenge

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

To be sure, the failing economy provided Democrats the context they needed. But a candidate with a little backbone gave them the ability to convince voters to take a chance on change.

Election Day Musings

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Pomerantz

If the Democrats have a monopoly on the presidency and Congress, they'll be evaluated in 2010. That would be valid if, when the Republicans left office, they took their mistakes with them.

Reflections on Voting -- 11/4/08

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

I kept thinking, "I wish my Mother could be here." I thought about Barack Obama's grandmother... and Paul Newman, too.

What a Relief -- America Survives

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

We docked the ship on shore. We're back to normal now. We have re-established the fundamental building blocks of Western civilization -- we have our foundation underneath us.

Why Democrats Can Hold the Veteran and Military Family Vote Moving Forward

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Powers

Numerous veterans are returning home to find a newly found passion for politics as we have seen first hand how America's policies affect other nations and how Washington has failed.