January 20, 2009

Don't drop a "Mission Accomplished" sign yet

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 20, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

I hope that people get the celebration out of their systems today, because the Obama administration isn't going to be one long party. There's a lot of pressure coming from various parts of the Democratic Party telling us to be...Read More

What the LGBT Community is Up Against

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 20, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Waymon asked if the LGBT community needs new thinking for a new president. Judging from some of the predictably bitter comments to Waymon's post and the conspiratorial outrage over technical difficulties and scheduling mishaps around the Gene Robinson inaugural concert...Read More

The Official Obama Pleasure Toy. Seriously.

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | January 20, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

I would like to interrupt this Inauguration Day to bring you a news item that is unexpected and perhaps even unwelcome. Proceed at your own peril.... This is either a logical extension of hero worship or the most distasteful sex...Read More

A Joyfully Broken Chicane

Filed by Father Tony | January 20, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

The word of the day is chicane. I just heard it come from the mouth of an NBC reporter. Let's use it in a sentence: With the inauguration of Barack Obama, the racial chicane of American history has been permanently...Read More

A new website with a new agenda

Filed by Jerame Davis | January 20, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

In the Internet age, the real proof that change has come to the White House can be seen by surfing over to WhiteHouse.gov. President Obama's new website is live and it is just as amazing and groundbreaking as his campaign...Read More

A Scene From The West Wing Kitchen

Filed by Storm Bear | January 20, 2009 | 2:10 PM | comments

click to enlarge For some reason, during Barack's President Obama's speech, I kept thinking what the kids go through in the Obama household. When Obama spoke about hard work, I thought, "I bet those kids NEVER get out of...Read More

Ding Dong! Bush is really gone!

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 20, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Forget about Rick Warren. Forget about Gene Robinson's late addition and subtraction from Sunday's event. Forget about the lack of LGBT appointments to the cabinet. Let it go. Just for today. Today is a day of pure celebration. Unlike election...Read More

Complete text of Barack Obama's inauguration speech

Filed by Bil Browning | January 20, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

The complete text of Barack Obama's inauguration speech is below the fold. Thanks to our partners at MSNBC for the text and video from today's ceremony. It's a new day for America. Yes we can....Read More

Livefeed of the Obama inauguration

Filed by Bil Browning | January 20, 2009 | 11:15 AM | comments

If you can't be near your TV today, hopefully you can be near your computer. We're proud to bring you the inauguration ceremony live. The inauguration of Barack Obama is a truly historical event. .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color:...Read More

Moving Beyond Bush: A Long Road Ahead

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 20, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Bush Legacy. The words alone send shivers down my spine and causes my blood to boil. For eight years, we have seen this administration tear apart virtually every part of our lives. War, recession, torture, job loss, deregulation, stripping...Read More

Four years ago...

Filed by Mike Rogers | January 20, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

...I couldn't get a telephone call in DC returned. Times have changed: Watch PageOneQ for my updates, photos and more....Read More

Want to spend Valentine's Day with Kylie Minogue?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 20, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

It's time for another giveway and this seems like the perfect opportunity to have another Bilerico Project logo contest too! This time the holiday is: Valentine's Day! Send us your V-Day version of our logo and we'll choose the top...Read More

Franklin D. Roosevelt's inaugural address

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 20, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's FDR's first inaugural address....Read More


Bob Herbert on today

Filed by Ed Team | January 20, 2009 | 6:30 AM | comments

"My grandparents, who struggled through the Depression and World War II, and my parents, who worked tirelessly to give Sandy and me a wonderful upbringing in the postwar decades, seemed always to have believed that all good things were possible....Read More