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Symbol Of Armenian Century-Old Suffering Gets Brief Display At White House

AP | BY KEVIN FREKING | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — To Armenian-Americans, the display Tuesday of a hand-woven rug at the White House Visitor's Center represented a hard-fought victo...

The Peoples' Business Isn't Business

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Are we going to be bought? Republican President Calvin Coolidge famously said "the chief business of the American people is business." Some argue tha...

Gender Neutral and Father's Day

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

With the gradual acceptance of gay and lesbian couples and the enactment of more and more laws permitting same-sex marriages, are we beginning to see the breakdown of the role of both mothers and fathers in the lives of the family?

Brevity and Eloquence -- Lessons From Calvin

Peter W. Wood | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Peter W. Wood

On May 1, the U.S. Mint released the latest of its presidential commemorative dollar coins, this one celebrating our famously taciturn 30th preside...

How Quickly Can You Capture Their Attention?

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

When required to be brief, for example, we gain clarity about what we really mean -- or have to offer.

So Near and Yet So Far

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Because of the fog, she could not see the coastline so she had no idea where she was. She soon found out, however, that she was less than a mile from the coast. She could have certainly reached it if she had just stayed in the water a few minutes longer.

Unexpected Presidencies

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Becoming president isn't always the result of years of strategic maneuvering and winning over a widespread section of constituencies and benefactors. As odd it may seem, sometimes becoming president can simply be the result of being in the right place at the right time.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Reacting to Bomb and Gun Violence

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan and Clarke share their reactions in personally terrorizing situations -- Ron after his father was shot, Torie at the Pentagon on 9/11 -- and how public officials should respond to violence. Good: "stay calm and carry on" like Deval. Bad: overreact w/ Iraq & torture. Ugly: vote for gun deaths.

In Politics It's the Charm, Stupid

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.26.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

We've had several presidents whose personalities were a primary sell. Think both Roosevelts, Eisenhower, Kennedy and -- Democrats, hold your breath -- Ronald Reagan. If you listen to or read, Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan by Del Quentin Wilber, you'll begin to get it.

Remember the Date: This is the Week the Reagan Revolution Died

David Paul | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
David Paul

Chaos within the Republican Party is not Barack Obama's doing, as John Boehner oddly suggested a few weeks ago. Rather, the last two election cycles have laid bare the untenable contradictions long buried within Republican ranks.

6 'Black Presidents' Before Barack Obama

Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

Barack Obama is widely known as the United States' first black president. But is he really the country's first African-American commander-in-chief? ...

PHOTOS: You'll Never Believe What These Presidents Kept As Pets

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.03.2014 | DC

The sad passing of George W. Bush's Scottish terrier Barney last week got us thinking about the many animals who have kept company with the country's ...

The Presidential Inauguration: Some Interesting, Bizarre and Unusual Stories From the Past

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It is tradition that when Jan. 20 falls on a Sunday, the official inaugural ceremony is held on the following day. However, despite this apparent quirkiness, the oath of office will be administered to the president on Sunday, Jan. 20, the day prior to the Inauguration.

Calvin Coolidge: A Man Of Few Words

Posted 11.02.2012 | College

The presidential election is imminent (!), which means it's time for HuffPost College's original series "President's Korner." In this edition: the ta...

Obama Wasn't Actually at the Debate -- It Was His Stand-In

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.10.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

The man at the podium was Leon Fern, Obama's double, a human replica of the President with an uncanny resemblance to him in appearance, mannerisms and speaking voice.

Chicago Strike Spotlights Linchpin Of Obama Ed Policy

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

-- One of the key disagreements driving Chicago teachers to the picket lines this week is also a central component of President Barack Obama's educat...

Poor Students Can't Afford Teachers' Strike

brookings | Beth Akers and Matthew M. Chingos | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Brookings Institution. Ninety-three years ago yesterday, the Boston police force went on strike, leaving the...

Calvin Coolidge: Mummy Slayer -- The Trailer

Steven Shehori | Posted 06.26.2012 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

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Antiquities Act: A Great GOP Conservation Accomplishment

Jim DiPeso | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Jim DiPeso

Protecting our American heritage is an act of patriotism. Our heritage helps us appreciate our country's special place in history. The Republicans who passed the Antiquities Act and the presidents who used the law understood that.

The GOP and Presidential Power

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

As we begin the countdown to the November elections, let's appreciate how much American governance has become a debate over presidential power -- from health care, to the economy, to foreign policy.

PHOTOS: A Look Back At Past Presidential Vacations

The Huffington Post | Emily Singer | Posted 08.11.2011 | Style

With the official confirmation of the Obamas' vacation plans, we decided to take a look back at where and how our nation's leaders chose to unwind. ...

Say "Allahu Akbar" and Take a Bow

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 10.05.2011 | Religion
Sarwar Kashmeri

What has been the impact on Muslim Americans after a decade of discrimination? The answer is both surprising and predictable.

Hail to the Chef: The Hamburger of Michelle Obama and the Politics and Pop Culture of Presidential Food

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Since the dawn of the television age, what a president put in his mouth is seasoned more by politics than what comes out of it.

The Cal Coolidge/Paul Ryan Budget

Mike Lux | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

One of the nice things about Republicans when they get into positions of power is that they do our side favors by clarifying very quickly how extreme their ideas are.

Amity Shlaes's Forgotten History: When Unions Go Bust, We All Do

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

Conservatives are tasked with coming up with a narrative that makes villains out of working folks and heroes out of the powerful people who aim to squeeze them for what's left of their economic security. You have to admire their ingenuity.