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Dwight Eisenhower

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. ...

Social Security: Correction or Rejection

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I sit here, holding in my hand, the testimony of my friend, Stanford G. Ross, to the Senate Committee on Finance on May 25, 2005.

Obama Advisers Looking for Wrong Lessons

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Eisenhower, Nixon, and Bush 43 all produced at least moderate income growth during their first four years in office; Obama so far has not. Unless the state of the economy improves, it's not likely to matter who he models his 2012 campaign after.

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy From Within

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Having been co-opted by greedy defense contractors, corrupt politicians and incompetent government officials, America's expanding military empire is bleeding the country dry.

It Is Time to Stop Reporting on the Sex Lives of Politicians

Jake Whitney | Posted 08.22.2011 | Media
Jake Whitney

There was a time when the media was more rational about sex. Throughout most of the twentieth century, in fact, the press maintained a gentlemen's agreement with politicians that prevented salacious stories of their sexcapades from public circulation.

A Job for Everyone: Democracy in America

Pam Spritzer | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Pam Spritzer

Fourteen million Americans were unemployed in May. All the while, corporations rake in record profits. This disconnect between public need and public policy is causing widespread suffering. Why isn't our government serving us, and what can we do?

Guns and Butter

Daniel Krotz | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

Ever since the Reagan administration both liberal and conservative members of Congress have shared the belief, if for different reasons, that military...

Ike's Most Prescient Insight 50 Years Ago Went Unspoken

Stanley Weiss | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Stanley Weiss

The military-industrial complex phrase is nearly always quoted out of the context of the speech. Eisenhower was neither condemning nor praising the military-industrial complex. He was making a much deeper point.

Gerald Ford Wins His Place in History

Al Eisele | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

The unassuming former House Republican leader from Michigan joined the pantheon of America's greatest presidents on Tuesday when his statue was unveiled in an elaborate ceremony in the U.S. Capitol amid effusive bipartisan praise.

Why Obama Is Like Ike

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2008, many of Barack Obama's supporters thought they might be electing another John F. Kennedy. But his recent maneuvers increasingly suggest that ...

How Japan Learned About "Nuclear Safety"

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Although people can be educated in a variety of ways, experience is a particularly effective teacher. Consider the Japanese, who today are certainly ...

Be Like Ike, Wisconsin

Tom Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Silva

For those who may associate collective bargaining with the left wing of the Democratic Party, it may be valuable to know that people of impeccable Republican credentials supported it.

Ranking the Presidents Since WWII

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

If, on Presidents Day 2011, I had to rank the last twelve presidents since America became the world's most powerful empire in World War II, I'd put them in the following order.

Google Ranking The Presidents

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Howard Steven Friedman

We find that the Google rankings of presidents corresponds very well to historians' rankings.

Attempts to Deny Wisconsin Workers the Right to Choose a Union -- Simply Un-American

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

At this moment the Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker is doing his best to strip teachers and other state workers of the right to choose a union to negotiate their wages and working conditions.

My Favorite Republican

Donald Kaul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

Dwight Eisenhower was the last American president able to look the military-industrial complex in the eye and make it blink. For that, if for nothing else, we should honor him and remember his words.

Jason Linkins

Obama Goes Back To The Future To Sell His Budget | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, on Budget Kabuki Day, President Barack Obama twice referred to the level of discretionary spending in his proposed budget for fiscal 2012 as the "lowest share of the economy since Dwight Eisenhower was president."

Papers Shed New Light On Eisenhower's Famous 'Military-Industrial Complex' Farewell Speech

AP | JOHN MILBURN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABILENE, Kan. — For nearly two years, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his aides searched for the right words to describe at the end of his pr...

Davos 2011: Immanuel Kant, 21st Century CEO

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kari Stoever

What if we redefined the stakeholder as the consumer, the human being at the receiving end of every decision a CEO is forced to make?

Obama Is America's Third Greatest Presidential Orator in Modern Era

Richard Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greene

Just six and one half years ago, a young state senator spoke for 16 minutes and 11 seconds (just 4 seconds longer than the real "King's Speech," Marti...

What Would Ike Think of PMSC?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Eisenhower's vision of a military-industrial complex did not take into account a globalized world. So in that sense PMSC, as a source of unwarranted influence by the military complex hardly registers.

Fatal Triangles

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

President Obama is now Mr. Reasonable Centrist -- except that in substance there is no reasonable center to be had. Just how far right do we have to go for Republicans to cut any kind of deal?

Spiritual Death

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Koehler

The easy violence of empire washes over everything. It washes into our psyches. I'm thinking about this in connection with the juxtaposition of anni...

Green News Report: January 18, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The sun a...

50th Anniversary of Eisenhower's 'Military-Industry Complex' Speech; Still Shocking on Many Levels

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Eisenhower's message is muscular, stark, and foreboding, and his fears were well-placed. Since the speech, we've seen a massive extension and consolidation of the power of the military industrial complex.