The election of Obama in 2008 and his reelection in 2012 gave millions hope that this awful situation would change for the better. But that hope hasn't been fully realized.
Coalition politics and reform struggles are anything but pure; they are, by nature, a polyglot; an uneasy amalgamation of disparate forces.
After the Senate hearingson President Obama's nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, several important points need to be made.
We were both exhausteded but buoyed by the growing excitement and the sense evident on everyone's face that the long awaited victory was at hand.
The most extreme voices in the Republican Party have been quiet as church mice as Mitt Romney has migrated to more moderate positions.
For the past year the left has debated the merits of participation in the election process. As you might expect, not everyone is on the same page.
The airwaves were flooded for at least 48 hours this week with declarations telling us who won the first of the three big presidential debates.
That about sums up Mitt Romney's performance in Wednesday night's debate.
Polls say President Barack Obama has an advantage - in fact, some separation - over GOP nominee Mitt Romney; how do we account for this?
This season overlaps with another period of reflection on the theme of outgoing and incoming: the end of President Obama's first term and his re-election to a second.