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U.S. Treasurer Defends Decision To Make Woman Share $10 Bill With Alexander Hamilton

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department has fielded criticism for announcing its plans for a new $10 bill featuring a woman on it, with the caveat that...

Alexander Hamilton: Defender of Property Rights

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

Alexander Hamilton is one of America's most acclaimed Founding Fathers. He should remain as-is on the ten-dollar bill. Anything else would be an insult, the kind of thing that once engendered a duel.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' and the Inclusive Future Of American History

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
Ian Reifowitz

If people see their ancestral experience integrated -- not just mentioned in a checklist kind of way, but fully integrated into the larger narrative -- then they are far more likely to see that larger narrative of American history as something that speaks to them.

The $10 Is Not Our First Choice, But It Is Our First Opportunity

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

America's currency includes a wide range of paper notes, and there have been plenty of notable American women. So there is no excuse for the exclusion of women from U.S. bills. Our money reflects our ideals and values as a nation; it also should reflect our diversity as a people.

Hamilton's Good for the Ten-Spot

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

Treasury Secretary Lew's proposed demotion of Hamilton throws into question both the Secretary's grasp of history, as well as his judgment.

Remove Lew, Not Hamilton

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

Doesn't the 76th Secretary of Treasury have better things to do than to diminish the presence of our 1st and most distinguished Secretary of Treasury?

Three Heads (of Government) Are Better Than One

Alex Glashausser | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Alex Glashausser

With its multitude of heads, the Hydra of Greek mythology must have faced internal dissension. How did it resolve basic questions such as whom to attack? Or perennial puzzlers such as whether Jerusalem is in Israel? In his "second labor," Hercules used his golden sword to slay the Hydra, so we will never know.

Yes, We Should Dump Hamilton from the $10 Bill -- And Here's Why

Andrei Cherny | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Andrei Cherny

Alexander Hamilton's ethos and approach represent so much of what has gone wrong in a financial industry that has gone "upstream" in its client base and focus. Replacing him would not only make way for a woman, it might just spark a needed wake-up call for Wall Street.

McConnell Once Wanted Reagan on $10 Bill, Now Says Replacing Hamilton Is ‘Terrible Idea'

Roll Call | Steven Dennis | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

When Ronald Reagan died, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., proposed replacing Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with the Republican president. But McCo...

The Politics of the Fourth of July From Musical Theatre

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

As we approach the celebration of America's 239th year of independence, Americans can learn about their revolutionary past from many sources, including an unexpected one: musical theatre.

14 Developed Countries That Beat The U.S. To Putting Women On Currency

The Huffington Post | Cameron Love | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women

When the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that a woman would join Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, the reaction from Americans was half jo...

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy. The reformers profiled below exercised influence not only because of the number of people they mobilized, but also because of the moral force of their ideas.

Put A Woman On The $10 Bill? Sure, Americans Say.

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

Just over half of Americans approve of the Treasury Department's decision to feature a woman on the redesign of the $10 bill, a new HuffPost/YouGov po...

One Powerful Argument For Putting A Woman On The $20 -- Not The $10

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business

Take that, Andrew Jackson.

Friday Talking Points -- Racist Domestic Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a rollercoaster week in the political world, beginning with Hillary Clinton shifting the gears of her campaign by holding her first big rally, which was immediately followed by the man we're going to call "Jeb! Bush!" finally officially announcing his own candidacy.

Emily Peck

Why A Woman On The $10 Bill Really Matters

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women

(Image Source: Getty Images; Beyonce GIF: Countdown Music Video via Youtube) I was absurdly excited to learn this week that in 2020, marking the ...

Put Harriet Tubman on America's Currency

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Treasury Department is authorized to choose figures for America's money and recently indicated that it planned to supplant or at least supplement Alexander Hamilton with a woman.

Ryan Grim

Anti-Slavery Hamilton Gets Pushed Off $10 Bill, While Genocidal Slaver Jackson Stays On The $20

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

Pollitt's Law, formulated by The Nation's longtime columnist Katha Pollitt, says outsiders gain access to a field only when it loses prestige. Now tha...

Finding New Fathers

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.08.2015 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Hamilton, written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, is the most breathtaking show of its kind that the world has seen in a long time. It ended its world premiere run at the Public on May 3, and is scheduled to open on Broadway on July 13.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

"I think we're not in Kansas..." leaps to mind during the descent into Adelaide, South Australia -- having left San Francisco more than 22 hours ago...

Do the People Still Govern Here? Alexander Hamilton and Money in Politics

Dan Glickman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Our founding fathers were prescient in many ways, providing a system that had checks and balances designed to preserve liberty and ensure a peaceful and stable society. But the founding principle of this form of government is the consent of the governed. The gigantic role of money in our political system isn't what they had in mind.

Aisle View: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Alexander The Great

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

The show has been impeccably staged by Thomas Kail, Miranda's colleague from In the Heights, with choreography from that show's Andy Blankenbuehler. For theatergoers who admired but didn't love In the Heights, be advised that Hamilton is nothing like it.

Intelligent Design and Other Random Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Comedy
Tom Alderman

EIT - Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. This is the CIA's swell euphemism for torture. It's also a portable concept that can be applied to other noxi...

What's Wrong With the Constitution?

Steven Shiffrin | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Steven Shiffrin

If Alexander Hamilton were here, he would tell us that this is the way it should be. The Constitution is designed to prevent the people from having their way. It is a fundamentally undemocratic document designed to prevent change.

Beyond Victory

Neil McCarthy | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

We appear now to be in a period of perpetually slender majorities.The American Congress is more or less split and will still be after this November's mid-terms, regardless of the technical outcome. Maybe it's not about victory... or policy... Maybe we need the "great innovation" that works regardless of division.