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The Power of an Empty Podium

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

The podium question shows how much theater and psychology there is in politics. As if we needed a reminder of that in this election cycle.

Here's Why Clint Eastwood Talked To An Empty Chair At The GOP Convention

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

As Clint Eastwood took the stage of the Tampa Bay Times Forum on the night of September 3, 2012, it became quickly apparent that his would not be a ty...

6 Strange Facts About Clint Eastwood In Honor Of His 85th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty

Clint Eastwood is an enduring cultural icon of masculinity -- even as he turns 85 on May 31. The gravelly voiced actor-director has left his mark on H...

Infamous Empty Chair Goes To Washington: Eastwood's Prop Now Belongs To Republican Chief

Posted 01.25.2013 | Comedy

The most famous empty chair ever to receive its own meme has found a new, illustrious home in the office of one of the most powerful conservatives in ...

Ode To An Empty Chair

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

There is an empty chair in my living room every night when I get home from work. Her empty chair. And in spite of the grief and loss it represents, it trumps Clint Eastwood's empty chair, because I am, in point of fact, so much better off in so many ways than I was four years ago.

Keeping Austin Weird -- One Proud Moment at a Time

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As in any state of the Union, good and bad things happen in Texas. As in any city or town in our country, things happen in our state's beautiful capital, Austin, that can make one feel ashamed and that can make one feel proud.

The Lynchings of Empty Chairs

Glenn W. Smith | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Glenn W. Smith

Are these hateful protests from isolated crackpots? Or do they exemplify a larger fringe America so lost in bigotry and anti-Obama zealotry that they've lost all moral bearings?

Empty Chairs and Hope

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Shahid Mahmood

The Sanctity of Human Life Act, which Ryan co-sponsored, should it ever pass, would ensure that life begins at fertilization. This Bill would dash the hopes of thousands of infertile couple by criminalizing the destruction of day-old embryos.

Clint Eastwood Reveals The Inspiration Behind The Empty Chair

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Clint Eastwood spoke to his local paper following his much-discussed speech last Thursday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa and revealed ...

The 'Empty Chair' in Tampa Belonged to George W. Bush

N. E. Marsden | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
N. E. Marsden

Eastwood's gag dramatically (and some would say brilliantly) turned the spotlight on Obama, while deflecting attention from the president who was missing. After all, Eastwood "talked" to Barack Obama. No one talked to Bush.

I Told You About Eastwood a Month Ago on the Huffington Post!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On August 6th, Huffington Post ran a post I wrote about Clint Eastwood -- about how I intensely disliked him personally and as a Republican icon.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Clint Eastwood's rambling chat with an empty chair spawned a run of comical memes. But the moment was actually an apt visual metaphor for the convention itself, with the empty chair representing not Invisible Obama but the Invisible Issues that went unmentioned -- including the issues HuffPost sought to put a spotlight on this week with our Shadow Convention: the corrupting influence of money on our politics, the persistence of poverty in America, and the disastrous war on drugs. It was a site-wide effort. To see the breadth of what our HuffPost editors did, click here. And click here to watch HuffPost Live's amazing, comprehensive coverage. And because the neglect is a bipartisan affair, we're doing it again during the DNC, taking on these issues from a whole different set of angles. Don't miss HuffPost Live's Shadow Coverage this coming Tuesday-Thursday between 12-4 p.m. EST.

WATCH: Colbert's Dramatic Interview With Clint Eastwood's Chair

Posted 09.01.2012 | Comedy

Conventions have a way of fast-tracking the careers of lesser-known politicians by thrusting them into the limelight at just the right time. Barack Ob...

Ann Romney: Eastwood Was 'Unique'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ann Romney said she appreciates the support Clint Eastwood gave her husband's presidential bid, even if the actor's bizarre monologue a...