The 2013 Inauguration: Poems and Prayers and Promises

Four years ago I was in the Sky News Australia newsroom in Sydney watching Barack Obama’s first inauguration when the tears started to flow. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, began to sing My Country, Tis of Thee to a million people gathered around the mall in Washington, and to millions of viewers around the … Continue reading The 2013 Inauguration: Poems and Prayers and Promises

The delegates go wild over Michelle Obama

In the first day wives' battle of the US national party conventions, victory went to the First Lady, Michelle Obama, whose charisma and class topped the Republican challenger, Ann Romney, by a margin fashioned from four years of White House experience and a lifetime of honesty. Like Ann Romney, Michelle Obama gave a speech that was both … Continue reading The delegates go wild over Michelle Obama