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With a veritable Mount Rushmore of Kennedy faces arrayed behind him, Barack Obama received powerful symbolic and political support from the icons of the liberal establishment.
The movement he's inspired holds the promise of a new cycle of activism, reform and fresh thinking. So I will support him through the inevitable storms ahead.
Before we can talk sensibly about transcending difference, we must first transform the conditions that give these differences meaning.
It's like one big family squabble among feminists, activists and post-civil-rights-era voters.
He should stiffen his meager bailout plan and call for a moratorium on foreclosures and serious government intervention.
The Clintons cannot compete with the enthusiasm Obama sets off so they are trying to destroy it. They just may succeed--but at an awful price.
No matter who injected the issue of race and gender into the Democratic
presidential campaign, it's not going away.
If the campaign becomes a competition between race and gender, the winner will be whichever white man the GOP nominates.
No single person can be the agent of change: the vision must come from all of us.
His web-driven, self-starting activism could be the key to getting his message out--and bringing young voters to the polls on Super Tuesday.