Magicby Tina Brown
It's as if Obama is the prince who lifts the curse in a fairy story, a curse that began eight years ago with an election wrenched away from the rightful winner and begetting as a consequence the wrathful visitation of tragedy and wars and hurricanes and economic collapse.
Obama's victory creates an identity crisis for black men. Whom do we rail against if the guy in the Oval Office is one of us? When we celebrate Obama’s victory, we will celebrate with America. We will jump alongside supporters of all races. This is a victory for everyone (and a victory that makes us feel included, rather than exacerbating the divide.)
A Speech to Make the World Stopby Mark Katz
It was Barack Obama's turn to marry this moment to his words. This post-racial, post-partisan president-elect met the challenge by channeling Martin Luther King. McCain was at his most gracious, but watching his uneasy relationship to those who gathered to hear his speech, it was clear that he is man who never found his right audience.
Sorry Obama, Wall Street Doesn’t Care by Paul Kedrosky
What does the battered market think of President Obama? Honestly, it doesn’t care. Wall Street knows that everything has changed, as happens with any battle plan after the first skirmish. President Obama can't raise taxes right now. Pretty much everything is off the table right now, with Obama having little financial room to do very much.
Subway Euphoriaby Jessi Klein
I’ve lived in New York City my entire life, and I’ve seen many acts of neighborly goodness big and small, but this F-Train journey feels different than anything I’ve ever seen. We smile at each other, each of us jaw-dropped at this moment in history that pulled us out of our New York shells.
What Obama Means for the Arab Worldby Maha Abouelenein
I stayed up all night watching the elections coverage and discovered I wasn’t alone. Right then I knew, ‘agents’ of change were being borne in living rooms across the region breeding a new sense of hope.
McCain's Faustian Bargainby Stanley Crouch
McCain did not know or understand his opposition but most of all, his campaign let him down.
Cool Hand Barackby Brad Gooch
There was no drama from Obama last night. If his steady state of a character is to be believed—and two years is a good test case—the Politics of Low Affect is about to become the Diplomacy of Low Affect.
McCain's Revengeby News Shrink
In losing, John McCain has achieved his revenge on the Republican Party in a particularly satisfying way: by subconsciously using the party's own tactics to defeat itself, a psychiatrist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine maintains.
Being Differentby Zane Strebor
What a powerful world this will be now that people are ready to embrace people of all colors, with the understanding that we are all in this life together.