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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:07 PM

A remarkable, historic period of change (E. Klein)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/11/11/the-remarkable-pace-of-change-weve-seen/

An intereseting read for anybody tired of speculating about Petraeus' women.

Step back and take an accounting of these last few years: The United States of America, a land where slaves were kept 150 years ago and bathrooms were segregated as recently as 50 years ago, elected and reelected our first black president. We passed and ratified a universal health-care system. We saw the first female Speaker of the House, the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice, and the first openly gay member of the Senate. We stopped a Great Depression, rewrote the nation’s financial regulations, and nearly defaulted on our debt for the first time in our history. Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, Washington and the District of Columbia legalized gay marriage, and the president and the vice president both proclaimed their support. Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana. We killed the most dangerous terrorist in the world and managed two wars. We’ve seen inequality and debt skyrocket to some of the highest levels in American history. We passed a stimulus and investment bill that will transform everything from medical records to education and began a drone campaign that will likely be seen as an epochal shift in the way the United States conducts war.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:24 PM

1. Look no further than the GOP in disarray having to consider

lobbying folks who are not white to regain power.

Obama on election eve 2008: "change has come to America"

He was right.

Hopefully, in 2014, folks will help him finish what they started

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