Obama speaks as the first black president-elect, affirming that “change has come.” » Watch
IF ANYONE TOLD ME WHEN I WAS GROWING UP THAT RACE WOULD PLAY SO OVERT APART IN AMERICAN POLITICS IN 2008, I WOULD NEVER HAVE BELIEVED THEM. HOW HYPOCRITICAL THIS IS OF THE MEDIA IS BEYOND WORDS. IF IT MAKES BLACKS FEEL VINDICATED IN SOME WAY SO WE CAN MOVE ON, THEN ALL THE MEDIA LIES MAY HAVE BEEN WORTH IT.
• Obama will face a daunting array of foreign policy challenges
• Democrats broaden their control of both Senate and House
• Proposed ban on gay marriage in California is still undecided
• Voter turnout reaches the highest level in generations