Entries Tagged as 'Barack Obama'

Obama and Thoughts at the National Mall

January 20th, 2009 · 14 Comments · Beyond Gotham

On the November night that the United States elected Barack Obama as its new President, NBC News anchorman Brian Williams called it “a seismic shift in American politics.” Yes, it is. Yet seismic shifts are, ultimately, created by many forces and actions that culminate in a particular moment. This seemed particularly poignant while walking along […]

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A President Of the City and For the City

November 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Beyond Gotham

On the balmy night of Nov. 4, a jubilant crowd gathered at New York’s Times Square, arms uplifted, flags waving, many shouting “Obama! Obama!” They poured into the crossroads of the world to celebrate the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. How fitting that such an outpouring for Obama’s victory happened […]

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