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A look back at the black clerics who shaped Martin Luther King Jr.’s prophetic vision

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. The outgoing 44th president, Barack Obama, spoke of King in both his Democratic National Convention nomination acceptance and victory speeches in 2008: “[King] brought Americans from every corner of this land to stand together on a...

17 of President Obama's most inspirational quotes

From his speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 that made him a household name to his farewell address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama has captivated the world with his words. Hailed as one of the greatest presidential...Show More Summary

The Comforting Convictions of Obama's Farewell Speech: New at Reason

5 days agoNews : Reason

President Obama sounded the same haughty notes on his way out as he did on the way in. David Harsanyi writes: Watching President Barack Obama's soaring 2008 Democratic National Convention speech in Denver, I never imagined the kind of turmoil his presidency would incite. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Is Shifting The Democratic Establishment

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

When Bernie Sanders hung up his presidential bid at the Democratic National Convention last year, progressive thinkers were grappling with a critical question: Could the enthusiasm Sanders had generated be replicated outside a presidential...Show More Summary

Trump's pick for national security advisor praises some Democrats, but is mum on policy details

At the Republican National Convention last July, retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn famously led Donald Trump’s supporters in angry chants of “Lock her up!” to demand prosecution of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Flynn has suggested that Americans should fear all Muslims, and argued that terrorism...

Get Ready for Obama's Farewell Address by Revisiting His First Major Speech

last weekNews : Vice News

Back in 2004, Obama debuted his public-speaking chops and introduced himself to the nation with the Democratic National Convention keynote speech. It feels like a long, long time ago.

Khizr Khan: It is 'shocking to even consider' someone like Jeff Sessions for attorney general

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who gave a powerful speech condemning Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric during the Democratic National Convention and became a prominent voice speaking up against the Republican's indecencies, wrote Senate Judiciary Committee leaders today in opposition to the nomination of Sen. Show More Summary

The Obama Paradox

The myth of Barack Obama usually begins with his speech to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and for good reason—it was the speech that jump-started his political career, putting the then–state senator on the fast track to national office. Show More Summary

America Ferrera Chairs Women’s March On Washington Artists’ Committee After Campaigning For Hillary Clinton

America Ferrera was not shy about her political leanings, last year actively campaigning for Hillary Clinton as she ran for president. Ferrera appeared at the Democratic National Convention and stumped for the former Secretary of State, encouraging people to get out and vote. Show More Summary

Democrats’ Last Chance to Block Trump’s Presidency Is Over (Until the Next Chance)

Over the spring and summer of 2016, I wrote several articles about Republican Never Trumpers’ “last stand” to block the nomination of Donald Trump, using some arcane provision in Republican National Convention rules or Roberts’ Rules of Order to obstruct a formality. Show More Summary

The Climate Change Debate: Black People Are Being Left Out and That Can Be Deadly

When Bloomberg Media convened an invitation-only forum of notables on “The Future of Climate Change” during the first weekday of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last summer, there was only one black person at the table. When that person, economist Julianne Malveaux, finally asked what that event’s cross section of environmentalist elite were doing […]

My favorite moment of 2016, Bonnie Watson Coleman: “I’m here because Blue Jersey told me you were here.”

I was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Bernie Sanders, which was a privilege. For that, I have to thank my candidate in the primary, for whom my respect is immense and not at all dimmed by our...Read more

Obama was broke, had credit card declined, before presidency

Prior to his presidency, Barack Obama was just like us. Before rising to fame as the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and after running a losing campaign, he was broke and got his credit card declined. In a...Show More Summary

Barack Obama Was A Nobody At The 2000 Democratic National Convention

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

President Barack Obama’s political career took off on a rocket ship at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, when his keynote address made him a household name. But things were very different in 2000, when he actually had troubleShow More Summary

Pro-Palestinian-in-Chief, Again

Who is the real Barack Obama, the far-left community organizer and Hyde Park politician, or the post-partisan moderate who inspired at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and campaigned for the presidency in 2008? That will be a central question for historians of Obama’s presidency. Show More Summary

2016 Was a Great Year for Feminist Pop Culture—Except for That Donald Trump Thing

Click here for reuse options! In 2016 angry men, fed up with all the women in pop culture, turned to Donald Trump to prop up their fragile egos. In July, after watching the Democratic National Convention, Scott Adams — the creator of...Show More Summary

Abortion Activist Admits Democrats Must Embrace Pro-Life Voters to Compete Again Nationally

Democrats for Life has been saying for years that the party must welcome pro-life lawmakers into its fold. Instead, the party has moved to adopt increasingly radical positions on abortion. In July, the Democratic National Convention adopted a platform on abortion that was so extreme that even some Democrats called it “crazy.” The plank calls […]

No, The System’s Not Totally Rigged. But That Idea Sure Helped Donald Trump.

last monthNews : Huffington Post

In Bonita Springs, Florida, this March, Bill Lonkart was preparing for the coming Republican presidential primary. In Philadelphia this July, Amanda Berg was gearing up to protest the Democratic National Convention. Lonkart was 77 and finishing up his second term as a city commissioner. Show More Summary

Embraced By the Heartland, USA Drama ‘Shooter’ Is Post-Election Hit As TV Networks Grapple To Reflect All America

When USA’s drama series Shooter was originally supposed to premiere in late July 2016, Hillary Clinton was comfortably leading Donald Trump in the polls by 10 points, and, boosted by a strong Democratic National Convention, was cruising toward becoming the first female US President. Show More Summary

UVA to Honor Muslim Soldier, Graduate Who Died in Combat

A Muslim American soldier whose death in Iraq was described in a speech at the Democratic National Convention will be honored.

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