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The Absent Commander-in-Chief: Who's in Charge Here?

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

A wartime president has many responsibilities, one of the most important of which is to know why America is at war while clearly conveying those reasons to our citizens. That is patently not the case today.

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. ...

The Republicans' Dark Side: Their Job-Killing Machine

Harlan Green | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

How do we put the dark side of 'U.S.' back into its bottle? The huge stock market losses make it harder for even the no-tax free marketers to deny the results of their work. The free market had spoken, after all, and did not like what it saw.

Super Congress Vs. Justice League

Robert Brenner | Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

In their secret underground headquarters, far beneath Capital Hill, the Super Congress gathers to deliberate...

Forgetting Lessons of Keynes and FDR Brings On the 'Obama Recession'

David Woolner | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
David Woolner

When FDR ignored the Keynesian tenet that cutting spending in a downturn spells disaster, he paid dearly. Obama is set to relearn this lesson the hard way.

How the Unions Have Corrupted the Social and Economic Fabric of America

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Until we can eradicate the dishonest and corrupt unions while keeping the honest ones, municipalities in particular will continue to suffer, as will the rest of the workers and American economy.

Debt Ceiling Debate: Similarities To FDR's New Deal

Alex Becker | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Alex Becker

The months-long effort to raise the nation's debt ceiling has taken on the feel of an existential political debate, one that will redefine notions about the government's role in society for years to come. As a country, however, we've experienced this before.

Lust, Anger, Greed... and Capitalism

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

Capitalism is the most effective economic system we have yet devised -- and it is also probably the most effective way of channeling greed that we have yet tried.

1937, 2011: Déjà Vu All Over Again -- Stimulus Wanes, Unemployment Increases

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One of the reasons the U.S. economy did so well in the last half of the 20th century is that we ignored ideology in favor of pragmatism. That is no longer true. Ideology has again become fashionable. And, we are paying for it, dearly.

Stop Making Sense: Obama's Useless Appeals to Reason

Mark Olmsted | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Anyone who has suffered from addiction or is close to someone who has knows how immune to reason the disease is.

Minorities Will Be the Biggest Casualties of Social Security Battle

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP and President Obama will battle over how to slash Social Security. And, as always, the biggest casualties of that battle will be those who rely on Social security the most.

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.

In Defense of Anthony Weiner

Joel Shatzky | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

The news that Weiner has decided to resign due to what I would regard as a prank makes me realize that we are living in an era in which sensationalism is being used as a substitute for serious political discourse.

Astoria Characters: The Memory Keeper

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.14.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Saving nearly a century and a half of family memorabilia is a remarkable feat. "I'm a keeper," 86-year-old Bea Frish says.

For Many, Retirement May Have To Postponed Until Their 80s

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

If you were thinking of retiring in your sixties, think again. And according to a new study, even seventy is pushing it. The study by the Employee ...

America Needs Taxes

Carl Gibson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Carl Gibson

Corporations are allowed to not only avoid paying their fair share to participate in society, but also to spend millions lobbying our leaders to continue avoiding their obligation.

When We Can't Count on the Banks or Our Congress

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

President Obama should note that President Roosevelt's slamming the bankers and financiers -- beginning with his inaugural address and right up through his campaign for a second term -- did not destroy the country's banking system.

Remembering the Quiet, Unsung Heroes of America

William Astore | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
William Astore

I'm sick of our media and government telling us how scared we should be, whether of violent crime or violent tornadoes or bogeyman terrorists overseas. My parents recognized the hard-won wisdom of FDR: the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Why Obama Should Play the Blame Game -- Like FDR

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

When Roosevelt said, "I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished," Americans knew their president was with them. This attitude was the basis of his rapport with the public, and for his three re-elections.

Captain America vs. Osama Bin Laden

Robert Brenner | Posted 07.10.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

It was easier during World War II. You knew who your enemies were--Hitler, Tojo, the Red Skull. And you knew who your allies were, too--Churchill, Stalin, the Submariner.

Bill Murray Grabs Monumental Role

Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment

In what is perhaps the strangest and most delightful Presidential portrayal of all time, a month after rumors first surfaced, Bill Murray has indeed s...

Can the U.S. Afford Economic Rights in an Economic Crisis?

Hope Lewis | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business
Hope Lewis

We can't afford not to promote economic and social rights when constitutional courts, schools, and ordinary people protesting on the streets around the world are beginning to understand and apply them.

Obama's Fiscal Policy Speech: Values, Yes. Vision, no.

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

Cross-posted from New Deal 2.0. It was good to hear President Obama speak bluntly of how the Bush administration took the country into two wars but c...

WATCH: Helen Mirren Lays One On Abby Elliot During 'SNL'

Posted 06.10.2011 | Comedy

Helen Mirren is known for being much saucier and fun in person than the her most well-known characters, such as the queen. So it's no surprise that '...

The Tragedy of Defensive Politics

Jeff Madrick | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
Jeff Madrick

The attitude that Obama must always appear calm, work toward compromise and avoid appearing to be a rabble-rouser is now taking an enormous toll. Obama has chosen a mediator path, and this is chilling.