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Inauguration: Obama's address

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"Our collective failure": damn. "Sapping of confidence across our land." Unity in crisis is the theme.

"Men and women obscure in their labor"--those exploited and labor and lost in war are part of the tragic ascendancy of America. A dissonant, poignant passage.

A strong and responsible market is the "surest route to our common good": Ah, er... I'll have to dwell on that.

Thank you for using the word "dignity" in the context of foreign policy.

Atheist shout-out! Subtly gutsy, although "non-believers" is a bit of a dig.

"Those who come to power through corruption": Sigh. (SORRY: I LIVE IN AMERICA, BUT I LIVE IN CHICAGO TOO. LEST WE NOT FORGET ETC.)

Fate is decided by everyday decisions: I do appreciate that. Seizing responsibility glady--my favorite line.

"We did not let this journey end": remarkably tense and compelling ending. The fearlessness and seriousness of the speech were, indeed, moving.

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