Two of the most important men in My Life

By Rebecca Cokley I’m a second-generation little person on both sides of my family, born and raised in the Bay but in DC since 2004. Disability is as much a part of me as my red hair and freckles. I …

Prayers for Obama … and beyond

By Nancy Faram The first time I heard Barack Obama speak was at the Democratic National Convention. He mesmerized me with his tone and with his words because it felt like he was speaking directly to me. I believe in &hel...

The Wonder Years: Obama’s Presidency

By Nikasi Doorn On January 20 of 2009, we witnessed something amazing. You couldn’t drive past a street corner without seeing blue signs proudly promoting the Obama/Biden campaign. The cry of “YES WE CAN!” was on everybo...

Memories of October 2008

 By Lisa Coffman Back in October 2008, I walked into the Obama for America office near Lafayette Square in Indianapolis looking to volunteer. I was definitely late to the Obama party, supporting Hillary Clinton in the In...

Is Domestic Violence a Bipartisan Issue?

By Christopher Hall I’ve found comfort during several political seasons in remembering that as a society, we tend to be against domestic violence. We’ve reached a point in history where there are several diff...

Farewell, Mr. Obama

By Marta Wróbel Through the wire, to the limit, to the wall. I gladly took off all of my “cool” and expressed my excitement when I saw your speech in 2004 at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA. Back &hellip...

Hangover IV: The Inauguration

By Allen Callaci The head spins. The mind rattles. The body aches as the daylight strikes like the tail of a Spitting Thicktail Black Scorpion. Your pores emit a steady stream of Little Caesars and Green Apple Vodka. You...

A Letter to Myself, the Night Before the Election

By Mandisa Tutt  I’m not quite sure how to start this, but that statement itself probably tells you the news isn’t good. No one has ever started a relationship conversation that didn’t end in a break-up...

A Farewell to President Obama

By Jessica Plair Sirmans Voting for Obama in 2008 was surprisingly easy in my then home of Houston, TX. No long lines, just in and out. Casting that vote was for me, as for so many Americans of every ethnicity … <...