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Congratulations Donald Trump!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Though I disagree with virtually everything that's come out of your blabbering, bullying, sexist, racist mouth, I have to give credit where credit is due. You made history. You changed politics as we know it. You did it your way, all the way. Now we just have to pray to the gods of politics that you never get elected.

What It Takes to Be President of the American Police State: Anti-Big Money, Anti-War, Pro-Constitution, Freedom-Loving Candidates Need Not Apply

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Long gone are the days when the path to the White House was open to anyone who met the Constitution's bare minimum requirements of being a natural bor...

Colombia's Road to Peace

Camila Mendoza | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Camila Mendoza

 In 1991 Colombia was a war zone. Pablo Escobar, one of the worlds most notorious drugs lords, had unleashed a campaign of terror in order to fight ...

Pentagon Acts Like Both A Business And A Church To Keep The Money Rolling In

William Astore | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Not much incentive -- if any -- exists within the Pentagon to play down the threats it perceives itself as facing. Like a business, the Pentagon wants to enlarge its market share and power.  Like a church, it's jealous of its authority and stocked with true believers.

A Trump-Clinton Matchup Would be a Trip Back to the Future in Foreign Affairs

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

A matchup between the non-interventionist Republican Donald Trump and the interventionist Democrat Hillary Clinton would not be a paradigm shift in foreign affairs, as much as it would be a trip back to the future.

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

Gen. Colin Powell Should Be on Republican or Democratic 2016 Presidential Ticket

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Lonna Saunders

Retired four-star Gen. Colin Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, National Security Advisor under President Reagan, the only African-American to date on the Joint Chiefs of Staff of which he became Chairman, and on and on and on.

A Biden/Warren Ticket: Announcing a Running Mate Would Be a Risky Endeavor

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

On paper, a Biden/Warren ticket appears to be a dream ticket in the Democratic primaries. However, history shows that when a candidate announces his running mate before the nomination is decided, there is a good chance that deleterious consequences will follow.

Baldev Duggal, Immigrant to Icon: An American Dream

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

Many immigrants don't just bring their luggage with them when they come to America's shores. They also bring their determination -- and, yes, their dreams. It is the power of these dreams that will help America grow and prosper in the face of the endless challenges and opportunities our future holds.

A Monthlong Celebration of Our Yearlong Devotion

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Throughout February, in communities across the country, millions of supporters have been coming together, wearing red, and reinforcing the critical message that we can overcome heart disease and stroke.

First Nighter: Ronald Keaton Makes an Imposing 'Churchill'

David Finkle | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

When I was at college, a favorite pastime of mine was sitting around with a bunch of other procrastinators keen on determining the most important person of the 20th century. I maintained it was Winston Churchill.

The Man Off-Screen

Camila Mendoza | Posted 01.08.2015 | Teen
Camila Mendoza

Robin taught me that life was meant to be lived with passion. He taught me that even though we all go through harrowing times in our lives, we always have humor and love to distract us.

The Joy of Losing: What Red-State Democrats Still Don't Get

Mark Olmsted | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Memo to Grimes and Nunn and the rest of the sad parade of upsets-that-never-were: Most of you knew damn well you were almost certain to lose the second you decided to run. But rather than accept it, you saw that utter likelihood as a reason to double down.

The Presidents of Mount Rushmore: Could Any of Them Win the Election Today?

Gerry Myers | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Who do you think Doane Robinson would have chosen for "Mount Rushmore" if it were being sculpted today? Do you think there are other presidents who are Mount Rushmore worthy?

House Report Blasts Eisenhower Memorial As 'Five-Star Folly'

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) - The troubled Eisenhower Memorial designed by celebrity architect Frank Gehry is a "fiv...

Bill Clinton For Mayor

Francis Levy | Posted 09.25.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

If the qualifications for high position in New York municipal government are a history of sexual peccadillos then why not elect someone with some real...

The Problem With the Frank Gehry Memorial

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Traci L. Slatton

Wednesday it was announced that a federal commission charged with building a national monument honoring President Eisenhower voted unanimously to appr...

None of My Business -- Or Is It?

Norman Lear | Posted 05.20.2013 | DC
Norman Lear

We veterans of WWII and everyone who remembers Eisenhower, this gentle man with the giant fist, the president who kept us out of conflict after conflict, often against the advice of those around him, have an investment in how he is remembered.

Jewish Values and the Judeo-Christian Tradition Do Not Belong to the Fundamentalist Right

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

President Obama's religious philosophy is broadminded rather than regressive, openhearted and ecumenical rather than narrowly focused on the beliefs and dogmas of the most inflexible absolutists on the theological spectrum. His worldview does not reject out of hand the tenets of other faith communities.

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? ...

President's Tailor Is A Man With A Past

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.08.2012 | Small Business

Martin Greenfield survived by his wits at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Now the renowned tailor lives on his reputation as the suitmaker for several presi...

The Quality of Mercy

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

As Americans remember the sacrifices of our military on Memorial Day, I also recall the thousands of Project HOPE volunteers dispatched across the globe over the years to bring health and healing to foreign shores.

Elevating Ike: An Audiobook Review

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If you're a hardcore Democrat, this audiobook could turn you around about the man.

Let's Not Politicize The Eisenhower Memorial

Justin Shubow | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Justin Shubow

Is it "nostalgia" to ask that the Eisenhower Memorial "shall blend with the essential lines of the old"? Would critics like to see Paris "improved" by some more oppressive skyscraper? Should Venice, Rome, and Florence get with the times and jazz up their hopelessly backwards cities?

Why I Still Like Ike

William Astore | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics
William Astore

As important as Ike's deeds were to our country, in some way his words were (and are) even more important, especially in this time of constant war and bloated budgets for "defense" and our burgeoning trade in deadly weaponry.