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Easiest Fact Check Ever: Trump's Claim That No Politician Has Had It Worse

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2017 | Politics

Semper Paratus, the Latin phrase on the parade standard of the U.S. Coast Guard, loosely translates as “always ready.” But just how prepared could...

Blame Obama For Our Current Crisis?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.16.2017 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

As you maybe, possibly, have heard, the president of our country last week fired the person who was leading the investigation into collusion between h...

Here Is Trump's Craigslist Ad For Comey's Replacement

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.10.2017 | Comedy

Needed ASAP: Person to lead group of other people interested in law and/or justice. Previous experience unnecessary ― okay if law/justice is more of...

Not-So-Obvious Answer to Trump's Question About Whether the Civil War Could Have Been Avoided

Ivan Eland | Posted 05.05.2017 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Well, OK, I guess the president learned his American history at Trump University. In an interview with the Washington Examiner, he recently seemingly ...

The Limits Of Expertise

George Friedman | Posted 05.04.2017 | Politics
George Friedman

Expertise consists of detailed knowledge and experience in a field that permits you to undertake successful actions. An air conditioner repairman, a s...

New York's Phone Booths Get A Feminist 'Resistance' Makeover

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 04.26.2017 | Women
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The decentralized Resistance, as it turns out, is a majority of Americans. And leading the charge are women and girls. So it makes perfect sense that ...

GOP Lawmaker Compares 'Tyrant' Abraham Lincoln To Adolf Hitler

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.12.2017 | Politics

A Republican member of North Carolina’s House of Representatives on Wednesday compared President Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler and called the 16th...

Cartoon Trump Gets Twitter Advice From Ghosts Of Presidents Past

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.07.2017 | Comedy

Introducing… Ebenezer Trump. The cartoon ghosts of former Presidents Richard Nixon and Abraham Lincoln give cartoon President Donald Trump some tips...

People Are Pretty Much Convinced This Confiscated Gun Came From A Time Traveler

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.07.2017 | Weird News

The Baltimore Police Department shared a Facebook post on Thursday that, for the most part, was pretty run-of-the-mill police fodder. It stated that p...

A Call For Unity

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 02.17.2017 | Religion
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

The whole world is watching. It is waiting to see how the great American experiment unfolds. That experiment has been from the founding days of the na...

GOP Posts Fake Lincoln Quote, Twitter Appropriately Goes Nuts

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics

If we’ve learned one thing so far this year, it’s that not everything you see on the internet is true. The Republican National Committee celebrate...

The President's Voter Fraud Claims Could Alienate His Base

Jim Moore | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Jim Moore

President Trump has once again alleged widespread voter fraud during the 2016 election, claiming between three and five million illegal votes were cas...

The Role of Luck, Accidents and Misjudgments in Wars and Politics

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 01.23.2017 | World
Jonathan Adelman

Luck, accidents and misjudgments, though often inglorious, have often proved important in wars and politics.

A Citizen Considers The Trump Inauguration (In The Guise Of A Man On The Street)

Bill Stieger | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Bill Stieger

Of course you're joking, America, right? America? This has all been a long and elaborate hoax the likes of which the world has never before seen. Righ...

Will Trump Be Presidential?

Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

Will the newly sworn in president speak of his genuine interest for uniting the country, which is rich with diverse cultures and beliefs?

Trump Needs To Learn From Lincoln

Shelley Bird | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Shelley Bird

Lack of self-awareness is a classic leadership Achilles' heel. The long road of failure is littered with leaders who lacked self-awareness

7 Historical Civil War Figures Who Don’t Have a Statue, But Deserve One

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 01.11.2017 | Entertainment

Abraham Lincoln’s likeness in marble may be the most famous (some eight million people visited the Lincoln Memorial in DC last year), but even the C...

Newt Gingrich Admits Donald Trump Does Not Yet Have A Plan To Beat ISIS

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.25.2016 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich conceded that President-elect Donald Trump does not yet have a plan for defeating the Islamic State militant group....

Giving Thanks, Post-Election

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

This night will be one of watching, of widespread want, and--in many homes--of real anxiety. I look forward to giving thanks next November for a year of kindness, care, and hopes fulfilled.

Sport And Society For Arete -- Thanksgiving And Football

Richard Crepeau | Posted 11.23.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As with all American traditions, if it happened once or twice it is one. Therefore I present my traditional Thanksgiving piece. Both the History of...

What #Pet for #Trump's White House?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey Bond between American Presidents and their pets has helped humanize both the Commander in Chief and animal. What though if the President...

Abraham Lincoln Reacts To Mike Pence's 'Terrible' Theater Experience

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.21.2016 | Comedy

On Friday, when theater-goers seeing “Hamilton” the musical were told that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was in attendance, they erupted in a mi...

The Unsurprisingly Surprising President-elect Donald Trump

William Bradley | Posted 11.09.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Well, as I wrote all along on the innumerable occasions when the media declared the race over (see my archive link below), this presidential election...


Paula Gordon | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Fear of clowns is known as coulrophobia. The prefix 'coulro' comes from the ancient Greek word for 'one who goes on stilts.' Early in the appallingly...

The Uncivil War Where Politics Count More Than Country

Carl Nettleton | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Carl Nettleton

We have lost, somehow, the ability to merge our differences over issues into solutions that are better because of those differences.