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An Appreciation of Ian G. Barbour (1923-2013)

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

Ian loved books: He loved reading them, writing them and vigorously critiquing and defending them among people he valued more than any book. I believe he would happily have approved of Donne's metaphoric description of "the life of the world to come" as a library.

Barbour Recommends 'Proctology Exam' For Republicans In Wake Of Election

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the presidential election, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) had an interesting choice of words for suggesting how his party sh...

Attention Luxury Leather Brands (That's You Too, Hermès) -- Show Us Your Hide!

Cator Sparks | Posted 08.20.2012 | Style
Cator Sparks

I look forward to running around town and country this winter with my new deer hide bag knowing exactly where it came from, the process it took to get it to its present state and the fact that that beautiful stag lived a serene life way up in the foggy, chilly, windy and romantic Scottish Highlands.

Barbour Sounds Warning About GOP Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican Party chairman Haley Barbour said the fight for the GOP presidential nomination could go all the way to the convention...

Barbour Pardons Reveal Shocking Disparity

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

By Himanshu Ojha, Marcus Stern and Robbie Ward Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's grants of commutations or pardons to more than 200 priso...

New Mississippi Gov Supports Reduced Power After Barbour Fiasco

The Sun Herald | Geoff Pender | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Gov. Phil Bryant supports a constitutional amendment to reduce gubernatorial clemency powers "to very narrow guidelines" on which the public would vot...

Cain Press Conference Abruptly Called Off As New Questions Emerge About Agreements

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's staff called off a press conference in Alexandria, Va. Wednesday morning as he faces sexual harassment...

Obama Reconsidering Second Run

Mark Steinberg | Posted 07.29.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

At a press conference today, President Barack Obama shocked reporters when he said he might not run for a second term because he lacks fire in the bel...

Amanda Terkel

Haley Barbour Under Fire For Civil Rights Comments | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) has set off a firestorm of controversy over his comments on the civil rights era in his hometown of Y...

Haley Barbour Defends Lobbyist Past, Claims It Adds To Presidential Resume

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour recently called the negative stigma often attributed to lobbyists unfounded, arguing that his own K Street credentials ...

Top GOP Governor: I Hope Michael Bloomberg 'Won't Even Consider' Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rumblings of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's possible presidential aspirations have outgoing RGA Chairman Haley Barbour quaking in his boots. ...

Friday Talking Points [129] -- Incrementalism Wins Big

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with the news that a popular New Jersey beach is considering allowing women to sunbathe topless. And then move right on to...

Haley Barbour: I'm A 'Fat Redneck' With 'An Accent'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour doesn't agree with Michael Steele's contention that he has a "slimmer margin" for error because he's black. "When...