I live in a small but proud neighborhood in Saint Paul, called Rondo.
The campaign was filled with backstabbers, liars, and cheats. Entire books were created out of thin air to defame opponents.
Watching Barack Obama's victory speech and reflecting upon the significance of his election as the next president of the United States left me profoundly moved.
Leaving O'Hare airport on the afternoon of election day, I was somewhere near Greenland on a flight to Europe when the captain announced the results.
A curious thing has happened as Americans were choosing their first black president. Democracy suddenly ceased to be a bad word for many genuine democrats in the Middle East.
My wife and I were sitting watching the election returns come in on CNN. She was 'chatting' online with some of her friends.
As a volunteer in the Obama campaign, I was constantly amazed at my fellow volunteers of all ages, races, and economic groups.
Dear President-elect Obama,
Last September, Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University became a source of inspiration for many Americans.
Dear President-elect Obama: