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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.

When Excellent Sheep Grow Up

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Aaron Zelinsky

Many have identified the weaknesses in Deresiewicz's jeremiad. In his forthcoming novel, Supreme Ambitions, David Lat, founder of the legal blog Above the Law, takes a different approach. What happens, he asks, to all those excellent sheep after graduation? His answer won't surprise many: The sheep get herded to law school.

What The Left Can Learn From Alexander Hamilton

Jacobin | Christian Parenti | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

This story was originally posted at Jacobin magazine. Two hundred years ago, Alexander Hamilton was mortally wounded by then Vice President Aaron B...

The Real Two Party System

Trey Lyon | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

To some, fear is a motivator, to others a sales tactic and to still others, a sign of weakness. Ironically, that sentence is equally true when the word "fear" is replaced with the word "hope."

The USA Has a Monarchy. Let It Have a Glorious Revolution

Robin Koerner | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

This year marks the 1,000th anniversary of political liberty. When the United States began, the tradition in which it was founded was already 762 year...

The National Debt

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

Democrats and Republicans are blitzing us with propaganda about the national debt. My purpose here is not to side with either political party, but to add understating to the subject.

'The Wrong Side of History'

Carl Pope | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

Apart from the outcome, the VW organizing drive revealed precisely how hollow conservative objections to government taking sides are -- it's all about what side government takes.

18 Inspiring Quotes From The Age Of Reason

Posted 02.21.2014 | Religion

The Enlightenment stands out as one of the periods in human history that profoundly impacted and advanced our understanding of the world we live in. S...

'President' Alexander Hamilton? Really, Groupon?

Posted 02.18.2014 | Business

Could Groupon use a little brushing up on some basic U.S. history? The Chicago-based deals website on Monday touted a President's Day special offer...