Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life; it does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness. Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time – but it does require us to act in our time.
— Hey Congress, this part was directed to you. (via shortformblog)
Robert Reich: Obama is Back ↘
Tonight our president was articulate and forceful — in sharp contrast to his performance in the first presidential debate. He stated his beliefs. He defended his record. He told America where he wanted to take the nation in his second term.
And he explained where Romney wanted to…
“WE REMEMBER; WE REBUILD; WE COME BACK STRONGER” President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look out onto the World Trade Center Memorial from 1WTC — which is still under construction — during a visit to lower Manhattan on June 14; the President signed a steel beam that will be installed at the top of the building. (Photos: Carolyn Kaster / AP [top]; Justin Lane / EPA via the New York Daily News)