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The Audacity of Hope

We Must Recover America's Hopeful Spirit

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

While we used to feel inspired by our country, we now feel disenchanted. While we used to hope, now we doubt. And rather than listening to leaders who unite us, too often we pay heed to demagogues like Rush Limbaugh whose sole source of profit comes from division and discord.

By Torpedoing the Gaza Flotilla, Israel Sunk Its Own Ship

Medea Benjamin | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

Through it all, the Israelis helped us turn a potential non-story into a media blitz that has not ended. The passengers are now returning home to the local public spotlight.

He Gets It, But He Still Doesn't Get It: Reading Ethan Bronner in Athens

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Bronner's piece is a tragic performance in the gap between the understanding that it grasps and the understanding that it manages to hold.

Israeli Official Calls Gaza Flotilla a "Provocation" and Refuses to Deny Israeli Role in Sabotage of Boats

Democracy Now! | Posted 08.31.2011 | World
Democracy Now!

In a Democracy Now! interview before the U.S. ship "The Audacity of Hope" left a port in Greece, Consul General of Israel in New York Ido Aharoni defends the Israeli government's campaign against the flotilla.

Setting Sail for Gaza, Armed With Love Letters and a Missive From Dr. King

Medea Benjamin | Posted 08.26.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

Our cargo is not humanitarian aid, as some of the other ships are carrying, but thousands of letters from the U.S. people, letters of compassion, solidarity and hope written to people living in the Gaza Strip.

Maya Soetoro-Ng Is The Latest Obama Family Author

nytimes.com | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | Posted 06.13.2011 | Books

WASHINGTON — In the fall of 2007, while helping her ambitious older half-brother, Barack Obama, campaign for president, Maya Soetoro-Ng holed up in ...

Against All Odds Save the Middle Class, Democracy and the American Dream

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

We cannot let the message machine of the Republican Party lull voters into universal amnesia. Remember these are the same guys that put the nails in the coffin cementing the potential extermination of the middle class.

Former Obama Publisher And HuffPost Blogger Steve Ross Has New Role As Literary Agent

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama's former publisher has a new job as a literary agent. Abrams Artists Agency said Thursday that Steve Ross is ...

Race and Grace in the Life of Robert Byrd

Austin Carty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Austin Carty

Robert Byrd saw the error of his racist ways, issued an apology, and, ultimately, found redemption in the eyes of the public. This enlightenment, this willingness to change, is, in my opinion, the greatest lesson we can learn from the life of Robert Byrd.

Obama Makes Most Of His Money From Book Royalties, Financial Disclosure Form Reveals

Seattle Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Obama's tax returns, released last month, attested to the family's improving financial condition. Propelled largely by sales of his two books, Obama's...

The AP: A Decade In Books

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some representative books of the 2000s – about fear of the real world and dreams about other worlds, whether the historical past, the unreachabl...

Lyndon Johnson's Thoughts on Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

And so I had to ask myself, if Lyndon were alive today, what he would make of Obama's receiving the Nobel Peace Prize? Knowing Lyndon it would probably be unprintable.

1000 Journals and the Capacity for Hope

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

The agenda was: here's a blank page, please fill it in, pass it on and return it to me. It's simple, straightforward, open and effective.

Smart Cars, Terrorism, and Hoping for Audacity

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

The only option. Change. Radical, untried, brand new ideas implemented to change the way things have been done around here for decades. When are we going to get it? What's it going to take?

Obama makes Multi-Racial Americans more Accepted

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

As a Japanese-Jew, I have historically used self deprecating humor at my own expense as a way to explain and defend to others who I was and to feel ac...

Japanese-Jew Doesn't "Oy Veh" So Much Since Obama

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Since Obama has become president, I feel comfortable as the multiracial shikseh that I am, and am engaging in thoughtful conversations about my heritage and background, without self-deprecation.

2008: The Year of Audacity

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Chalupa

We now have something outside ourselves to struggle against. A very real and tangible angst.