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2013-02-25-HuffPoPix2.jpgEdward Headington runs Headington Media Group (HMG), a communications and government affairs firm. He is a contributor to the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, the SCV Beacon, Fox & Hounds Daily, and here at the Huffington Post.

Edward lives in America’s suburb, the San Fernando Valley, with his wife, son and English bulldog. He is a past President of the Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council—Los Angeles’ system of participatory democracy and also does The Talking Ed, a video postcard series from his travels, and National Days, a web series highlighting U.S. history. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California and a M.A. in Political Management from the George Washington University.

Entries by Edward Headington

Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 3:43 PM

There are a few days out of the year where we as a nation honor the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in the Armed Forces. On Veterans Day in November, we commemorate those who put on the uniform and...

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Why the Homestead Act Matters

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 1:05 PM

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America has had many milestones in its storied history -- some more well-known than others. Take 1862 for example. Our nation was in the second year of a violent Civil War and just a few generations removed...

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Star Wars Endures: May the 4th Be With You. Always.

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 6:20 PM

The French have accused Hollywood -- and the United States by extension -- of culture imperialism from time to time but let's face it. You just can't keep good 'ol American pop culture in the armoire anymore. It has a tendency of going global -- and...
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Keeping It Mo

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 10:49 AM

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October through December is my favorite...
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Truman Says

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 11:36 AM

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As if teetering over the Fiscal Cliff last December and...
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#StopSequestration: Not All Cuts Are Equal

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 11:51 AM

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In Honor: Presidents' Day 2013

(1) Comments | Posted February 18, 2013 | 4:42 PM

Presidents' Day is a time set aside to celebrate the legacies of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and also remember all of the presidents of the United States (POTUS) that have made our nation great. Legislation passed under the Lyndon Johnson administration moved the legal observance of Washington's birthday from...

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If LA Shall Appear Great to You, Consider Then Passing CCFO

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 1:39 AM


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Pericles, the famed leader of the Athenian Golden Age, once said "If Athens shall appear great to you, consider then that her glories were purchased by valiant men, and by...

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Adopting a Policy of "Peace through (Economic) Strength"

(12) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 8:08 AM

Our national conversation is often spent on trivial things and really important matters get trivialized. Getting our fiscal house in order should be priority No. 1 for all Americans. With major tax increases and deep cuts to the military (a la sequestration) looming that could send us back into a...

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It's Halftime in California: Let's Win the Second Half

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2012 | 11:15 AM

Governor Brown talked about "declinists" in his State of the State speech last month and also said that reports of California's demise were greatly exaggerated -- to use an old Mark Twain refrain. It can be difficult to remind ourselves that we Californians really are in...

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Stay Classy, Politicos

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2011 | 2:58 PM

Political sex scandals have had a way of captivating us and diverting our attention from the real issues even before the days of TMZ, Big Government and the National Enquirer. The modern-day celebrity news culture dedicates column inches, cable minutes and untold pixels to talking about shirtless congressmen,...

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DTS Voters: A Return to Nonpartisan Normalcy?

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2011 | 4:40 PM

One of the first things you hear when attending a political seminar at the USC Unruh Institute of Politics or at something like the American Associated of Political Consultants Annual Conference -- as I have in past years -- is that political people are the abnormal ones. The...

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Pledging Allegiance to Reforming Our System: Vote Yes on Measure H

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 1:56 PM

There are enduring American touchstones that took root in our childhood and continue on as we get older and become fathers and mothers and grandparents: taking off our caps during our national anthem, singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch, and placing the right...

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Message to Republicans: We're Not Afraid

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 2:00 AM

There seems to be an anthem for every political season. Reagan, much to the chagrin of Bruce Springsteen, had "Born in the USA" in '84. Clinton had Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop." Go back to Bobby Kennedy's 82-day presidential run in '68 and you come up with Woody Guthrie's "This Land...

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The Reform Agenda -- Red Pills, Blue Agendas and the Neo-Johnsons

(4) Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 12:31 PM

As predicted, the party out of power picked up seats in the midterm elections -- as it has to past presidents like Reagan in '82, Clinton in '94 and Bush in '06. The "wave election" or "swerve election" as David Broder calls it, seemed to stop at the...

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Ich Bin Ein Angeleno

(7) Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 4:25 PM

During a high point of the Cold War, President Kennedy sent a message of defiance through his Ich bin ein Berliner speech.  The young president said "I am a citizen of Berlin," effectively boosting the morale of West Berliners and stating American policy to the Soviets in the wake...

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Reforming California Measure by Measure

(5) Comments | Posted October 23, 2010 | 2:45 PM

As President Obama and lame duck Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have learned the hard way, complete overhauls or transformations are rare in American politics. Incrementalism is the general rule, even here in California despite our reputation for exporting revolutionary ideas.  Healthcare reform led by the late Senator Ted Kennedy in...

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A Better Way... With Jerry Brown

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2010 | 1:51 PM

Mrs. Frendt was my 4th and 5th grade teacher at Walt Disney Elementary School. I still remember her talking about the Continental Army and how the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga was the first American victory in the Revolutionary War. That nugget of history stuck with me, and I...

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Brown Has the Experience. Does He Have the Ganas?

(7) Comments | Posted July 7, 2010 | 12:45 PM

The Honorable Jerry Brown is one of those larger-than-life politicians with a smaller-than-life persona that has served as the political wallpaper in many of our mental kitchens. While I may have still been watching the later episodes of Land of the Lost on Saturday mornings when he began his...

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How I Learned to Start Worrying and Vote for Open Primaries

(3) Comments | Posted June 7, 2010 | 2:18 PM

Two of the most prophetic statements made in presidential farewells are Washington's warning about foreign entanglements and Eisenhower's cautionary note about the military-industrial complex.  Evidence of the last half century suggests--and in particular the last administration--they go hand-in-hand, especially with the rise of Big Poli,...

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