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Rep. Brad Miller: The

UnHAMPered | Rep. Brad Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of its initial legislative barrage on the economic crisis, the Roosevelt administration created the Home Owners' Loan Corporation ("HOLC") in ...

"A Dose of Realism"? How About This for "Realism": We Need Leadership

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Somehow Obama has been convinced that his promise of bold leadership was a mistake. Yet somehow we have got to get this president to recognize that it was the "realism" of 2009 that was his mistake.

Lessons in American Leadership, on Presidents Day 2010

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Almost every president we have elected in the past seven decades has sought to advance the fortunes of the US empire and the free world. Their lessons in governance, for good and ill, are our lessons.

The Roadmap for Republicans Is a Roadmap to Ruin for Social Security

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The Roadmap for Republicans allows Wall Street speculators to use benefits as poker chips with taxpayers of all ages forced to cover the losses.

John Edwards' Fall and FDR's Restoration: Separating the Message From the Messenger

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

John Edward's downfall -- not merely from a political summit, but from the ideological pedestal he'd occupied -- has left his former supporters feeling nearly as betrayed as his wife.

Clinton And The Mortality Of The Democratic Party

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Will Nelligan In 2004, after he under...

Is Art Important?

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Instead of talking about reducing funds for the arts, we should make sure that as part of the country's recovery efforts, programs like the New Deal's Work Progress Administration, are resurrected.

Turning Swords into High Speed Rail - Obama's iAmerica

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

President Obama wants to bulk up high-speed rail, and scale down defense spending. FDR converted peace-time manufacturers into a dominating wartime pr...

President Obama, Please Stop Trying to Be My Buddy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

By taking decisive action where it needs be taken and where he has the clear authority to act and hold appointees accountable, Obama can do much to bring back to the presidency the respect it once held.

Obama Asks Pundits Not to Skew Words: But That's What They Did

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

Media types are there to keep themselves and their hefty paychecks forthcoming, egged on by the networks' need to create controversy. How else will they get the viewers to watch, and thus generate valuable ad revenue?

This Corruption in Washington is Smothering America's Future

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

None of the crises facing us all -- from the global banking system to global warming -- can be dealt with if a tiny number of super-rich corporations have a veto over every inch of progress.

Scowling Justice, Smiling Justice

Jeff Shesol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Shesol

What should really concern us is not the words justices mutter under their breath but the words they commit to paper.

Creating Jobs is Easy, Politics is Hard

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Business and the GOP haven't a clue what is good for business, outside of their next bonus. Had they, they might have mentioned to the greedy bastards that lower pay for workers means lower GDP and less revenues.

Why We Lost Healthcare

John Neffinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Neffinger

For Obama to do his job, he needs progressives to do theirs: let progressives fight on the left flank to make room for the President to steer a middle course. Otherwise the "centrists" will always win.

What Obama Is Up Against

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

We Americans harbor a quaint belief that a new president takes charge of a government that eagerly awaits his next command. But that's not how things work at the top, especially where "national security" is concerned.

"Anything Goes" Capitalism Destroys Companies and Workers' Lives

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Anything Goes capitalism workers' lives, but it sure does work for the private equity firms. They made around $750 million in profits from the now-indebted and bankrupt Simmons.

Eyes off the Prize: Liberals Who Want to Kill the Health Care Bill Should Remember History

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Progressives can be as bad as teabaggers, with their chronic dissatisfaction, ideological disdain for compromise, and limited understanding of historical precedent.

FDR Would Not Accept a 'Jobless Recovery'

David Woolner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Woolner

For FDR's administration, the notion of a "jobless recovery" would have been an anathema.

Wall Street Is More of a Threat to Obama's Domestic Agenda than Afghanistan

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Whatever Obama decides to do in Afghanistan is of little consequence compared to Wall Street's ongoing "plutonomy."

Mr. President, Call It Something!

Andrew Ruben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Ruben

If we've really survived the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression thanks to government intervention, and if health care reform is so integral to fulfilling the American promise, where is Obama's "New Deal"?

FDR Pearl Harbor Speech: Watch Historic Address, 'A Date Which Will Live In Infamy' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor address to Congress is one of the most famous speeches in American history. The speech gave birth ...

Too Soon To Tell? Judging A President's Progress

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review of Books Huffington Post: At the anniversary of the election of Barack Obama, we're taking a close look at how he's done and what...

When 'Mad Men' Types -- and Hollywood-- First Played a Key Role in Politics

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

When pundits labeled last year's presidential campaign "divisive" and "dirty," I had to laugh. The champion of all dirty races in this century, in fact, was the 1934 contest between Upton Sinclair and Frank Merriam.

Q&A With Responsible Pension Investment Expert Thomas Croft

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's incredible how much we don't know when it comes to the investment practices and trends that affect workers' retirement assets and other institutional savings.

Health Care Reform Struggle Will Not End This Year

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter what healthcare bill passes, it is not going to remain static. It is going to be revisited again and again over the next few decades. That's how lawmaking works.