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The 2008 election is obviously historic.
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Midnight at the Lincoln Memorial

The only word that comes to mind is "magical." After watching the early election returns with friends and observing a hushed moment of unbelieving silence at 10 p.m. when ABC called the election for Barack Obama, I did what has been in the back of my mind to do since Obama got the nomination.
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A Great Bedtime Story

America took a quantum leap forward by electing Barack Obama the first ethnic minority president.
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An Opportunity to Translate Religious Diversity into Global Stability

Religious conflict is the great global challenge of the 21st century. America is the most religiously diverse country in the world and the most religiously devout nation in the West.
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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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