The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

A Time for New Transparency

We welcome you, President Obama, as the leader of our nation.
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My Three Hopes for Obama

Dear Mr. President, You have my active and prayerful support. In addition, I am hoping you will:
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Post-racial? No, Not Yet -- So Let's Get to Work

I shed tears last night as I stood with thousands in Chicago's Grant Park cheering our new President-elect Obama, contrasting that with crowds' hatred and bigotry I experiences more than 40 years a
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An Open Door For Change

Yesterday's election represents a watershed moment in the life and history of our country.
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I Am Barack Obama

Whenever John McCain and Sarah Palin would ask: "Who is Barack Obama?" I would cringe. The implication to me was pretty clear. Obama is an outsider. Obama is not your typical American.
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A Brief Observation on Your First Morning as President-Elect

Whether installed by election, by hereditary right, or by power of arms, of all the rulers humankind has ever had, none is so venerated or cited or-and this is important-none so forgiven by history
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As the World Watches

Good morning! After an extensive media coverage of the U.S. elections, it was great to wake up to history!
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'A Black Man Would Never Be President'

When I was a kid I remember hearing and declaring that I could be anything I wanted to be, which included being the president of the United States.
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Thrilled at Last to Be Thrilled to Vote

At 6:30 a.m., my 7-year-old daughter wakes me. "Mommy! Is it time to vote?"
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Video and Petition: A Prayer and Pledge for President-elect Obama

Dear Mr. President-elect Obama: I want personally to offer you my prayers as you embark on the enormous challenge of leading our country in a time of great crisis and crossroads. While our ultimate hope is our faith in God, we also have high hopes for your administration.
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