With realism, grit and hope, Obama begins a new era: his first hundred days will be a decisive test of his resolve and vision.
Coming to terms with a black American not as a symbol of protest, but as a symbol of power.
A sobering toast to the dubious achievements of the worst president in American history.
Love of country is expressed not just by civic virtue, but economic rights, rule of law and fair distribution of the nation's resources.
The New York Times columnist compares Obama's current Afghanistan strategy to JFK's escalation of Vietnam in the early 1960s.
The Nation's Chris Hayes discusses Obama's controversial choice of Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General.
So, why didn't they give peace a chance? Why did the leaders of Hamas and Israel not wait for the incoming US president's inauguration before mutually escalating hostilities?
Lakhdar Brahimi, a leading UN troubleshooter in the Middle East weighs in on the crisis in Gaza and speculates on how it may affect Obama's presidency.