Okay, so, when Beyonce started singing the Star Spangled Banner, I was impressed.
Progressives will be looking back to this speech for many years, much as today’s progressives look back to FDR’s, and conservatives to Reagan’s.
After taking the oath of office, President Obama on Monday attempted to re-lay the familiar intellectual foundations for active government. But his second inaugural speech left those foundations incomplete and unsteady.
In his second inaugural, the president's core message was: I won—deal with it.
It may have been the most unabashedly progressive speech he has given as president. To date, at least.
Live commentary on the swearing-in ceremony, President Obama's inaugural address, the parade and other events in the nation's capital today.
Four years ago, the Metro trip to the inauguration of Barack Obama was a giant party. This year, the feeling on the train is more business-like.
President Obama should not have to share the stage with an unrepentant bigot.