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Aug 5

We do not have to think that human nature is perfect for us to still believe that the human condition can be perfected. We do not have to live in an idealized world to still reach for those ideals that will make it a better place. The non-violence practiced by men like Gandhi and King may not have been practical or possible in every circumstance, but the love that they preached — their fundamental faith in human progress — that must always be the North Star that guides us on our journey.
For if we lose that faith — if we dismiss it as silly or naïve; if we divorce it from the decisions that we make on issues of war and peace — then we lose what’s best about humanity. We lose our sense of possibility. We lose our moral compass.

- Barack Obama

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Feb 6

Barack Obama Speech at National Prayer Breakfast - Full Speech - February 6, 2014 (by LiberalActivismNow)

In the coming weeks, members of Congress will vote on whether we should require universal background checks for anyone who wants to buy a gun so that criminals or people with severe mental illnesses can’t get their hands on one. They’ll vote on tough new penalties for anyone who buys guns only to turn around and sell them to criminals. They’ll vote on a measure that would keep weapons of war and high-capacity ammunition magazines that facilitate these mass killings off our streets. They’ll get to vote on legislation that would help schools become safer and help people struggling with mental health problems to get the treatment that they need.

- President Obama: We Have Not Forgotten What Happened in Newtown | The White House

Excerpt: “We Have Not Forgotten” - President Obama on Protecting Our Children from Gun Violence (by whitehouse)

Barack Obama 2013 Presidential Inauguration - Complete (by TheNewYorkTimes)

Joe Trippi on the Soul and Technology of Politics | MIT Technology Review

The Dean campaign was a great, pioneering effort, but it happened too soon. In 2003, there were 55 million households in the United States with Internet access, but broadband was rare, and neither YouTube nor Facebook nor Twitter yet existed. The iPhone, the first popular smartphone, would not be released until 2007. The Dean campaign would break President Bill Clinton’s fund-raising records and build a nationwide organization of 650,000 people, more than had joined any previous presidential campaign; but it would take one more presidential campaign cycle for the rocket engines of social networks to benefit from the fuel of broadband and provide sufficient thrust for the new model to reach escape velocity.

By 2007, Americans had begun participating in politics in numbers no one had imagined possible. TV ads would have almost nothing to do with Barack Obama’s election, although more would be spent on them than ever before. ­Hillary Clinton lost the Democratic nomination for the simple reason that she ran an old-fashioned campaign. But Obama’s victory in 2008 was remarkable not only because he raised a half-billion dollars online and had over 13 million people sign on to his campaign. His win in 2008 was most remarkable because it allowed his campaign staff to do something truly novel in 2012: build a national campaign armed with big data.’

Dec 3

President Obama’s tribute to Led Zeppelin (by PBO2012)

Bruce Springsteen at Charlottesville Obama For America Rally (by BruceSpringsteen)

Obama To GOP On Susan Rice: “If They Want To Go After Somebody, They Should Go After Me” (by Adalrich William)

(via Questions For President Obama: How Will You Address ‘The Destructive Power Of A Warming Planet’? | ThinkProgress)

(via Questions For President Obama: How Will You Address ‘The Destructive Power Of A Warming Planet’? | ThinkProgress)

Where Did the Debt Come From? (by seeprogress)

Weekly Address: Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts to Grow the Economy (by whitehouse)

Nov 8

President Obama: “I’m Really Proud of All of You.” (by BarackObamadotcom)