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Jim Webb's Next Political Move? Some Historical Context

Rich Rubino | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Should Webb seek an Independent bid for the Presidency, he will likely follow the centrist template established by Anderson, not the more liberal one set by La Follette. A Webb candidacy will likely target weak Democrats and Republicans, independent voters and disaffected non-voters.

21 Eye-Opening and Offbeat Things to Do in Vermont

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Though most identified with maple syrup and green mountains, the New England state of Vermont also gave rise to the spirit of land conservation, the Morgan Horse, and a slew of other surprising world-renowned institutions and people -- including Robert Frost and Grandma Moses.

What Calvin Coolidge's Response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 Tells Us About Scott Walker's Path to the White House in 2016

Herbie Ziskend | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Herbie Ziskend

In September of 1919, nine decades before Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker prevailed in his contentious battle against public sector unions and emerged a conservative hero, a little-known Massachusetts governor named Calvin Coolidge faced a major labor dispute. It's instructive to compare how Coolidge and Walker galvanized their respective GOP bases.

Lodestar of Peace

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.02.2015 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

I kneel in a sort of gasping awe as I read the words of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, a treaty signed in 1928 - by the United States, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and ultimately by every country that then existed. The treaty... outlaws war.

One Galvanizing Issue Can Rocket Launch a Potential Presidential Candidacy: Scott Walker Is One Example

Rich Rubino | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Scott Walker is one of a very small number of Presidential candidates to have been catapulted into the national spotlight by a single galvanizing issue or event. Walker's challenge to public sector unions struck a nerve with rank-and-file Republicans, as well as with Libertarian-oriented Tea Party voters and GOP benefactors.

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

AP | BY KEVIN FREKING | Posted 01.18.2015 | 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 01.01.2015 | 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


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.