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Founding Fathers

The Power of Words

Yehuda Berg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yehuda Berg

Once we have the awareness that our words are what sets us apart from the animal kingdom, we might consider using them with greater consciousness and awareness.

Where Were You On September 11?

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Is there any American who doesn't approach September 11th with a feeling of sadness and the thought of, "What will I do? How will I spend the day?" ...

When Government Fails: Grade F for Exchange Rates and Manufacturing

George T. Haley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George T. Haley

The social contract requires that the government provide the environment necessary for its citizens to achieve reasonable levels of Life, Liberty and Happiness. Right now, the American government is in breach of contract.

Treacherous Politics

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Miller

Anyone who has read Founding Brothers, or any other great read about the men who founded this country, can't help but be blown away by how different p...

America's Folly

Matthew Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Anderson

Giving the reins of this nation's economy to the likes of Geithner and Bernanke is tantamount to giving the nation's highway system over exclusively to Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bentley owners.

Mosque Moaning: The GOP Diversion Tactic From Unfavorable Polls Gives Terrorists the Win They Want

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The latest GOP election sleight-of-hand? Divert attention from the news that projected Republican gains are going to be confined largely to the South by amping up the rhetoric on the mosque project in Lower Manhattan.

Wikileaks Founding Fathers: Caveat Lector

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Robert Weller

The GOP and Tea Party better look out. Wikileaks has gained access to classified documents written by the nation's founding fathers.

Bristol's Baby Daddy's Another Baby's Daddy!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

With Palin on the campaign trail once again, with self-righteous, morality-police guns ablaze, it's comic relief listening to her Tea Party drivel about family values and "taking back America" to the way our Founding Fathers would want it.

In Defense of "Big" Government

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

Those who demonize the institution of government as inherently opposed to the people forget the truths laid down by our Founders. Government is not against the people: it is the people.

The Party of No Won't "Spoil" Americans

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

In time of high unemployment, Congress has traditionally extended the 26-week limit on unemployment benefits to as much as a year. Now, however, the GOP minority in the Senate is using the filibuster to block any such extension.

Do We Really Want "Mainstream" Leaders?

Elizabeth Bisbee Silber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Bisbee Silber

This is the time, I think, when we need visionaries more than ever. We need some leaders outside of the mainstream to save us from drowning in it.

Islam, the Founding Fathers and the 4th of July

Frankie Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frankie Martin

In a country where feelings against Islam are precarious, the outlook of the Founding Fathers, who openly embraced Muslims, could not be more significant.

Perfecting a More Perfect Union

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

My father was a 100 percent disabled veteran of World War II. He left home a healthy man in the prime of life and returned seriously disabled by a br...

Declared: Jefferson's Handwritten Declaration of Independence at NYPL

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Written in Jefferson's hand, the manuscript is one of five fair copies he made between July 4 and July 10, 1776, to send to friends and colleagues.

George Washington -- the Teflon Founding Father?

John Ferling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Ferling

As a historian of the American Revolution, I have learned that to write about the Founders is guaranteed to get a lively response from general readers; to criticize them can be asking for trouble.

What Price for Freedom?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We must earn our right to be American. The bottom line is that we owe it to those who have put their lives on the line for our freedoms to make our citizenship count for something.

Lucia Graves

Founding Fathers Crash Corporate Fundraisers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Volunteers dressed up as George Washington, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Betsy Ross took to the streets in a trolley tour of congressional fundr...

Independence Day: Not just independence, but human rights

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

We forget that while the American Revolution was basically about the rights, it was really about the duty of government to secure these rights.

The Tea Party Movement vs. The Civil Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I have just a few suggestions to the Tea Party. If you want your movement to succeed, you need to be more inclusive. You have to have clearer goals and a vision for the future.

This Jew Says 'Sorry Sarah, America is Not a "Christian" Nation

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Sarah Palin apparently hasn't heard of Separation of Church and State.

What the Founding Fathers Intended

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

I'm no socialist, but sometimes when I look at the history of the United States, I'm left to conclude that Marx was on to something. You see, when our...

Caribou Ken Sues the Feds!

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Tuesday, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell and Attorney General Dan Sullivan announced plans to sue the federal government over health care reform. They don't know what this will cost, but it's not their dime anyway.

"Second Amendment Remedies"

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Republicans have two options: Denounce the ridiculous idea that there are "Second Amendment remedies" to questions of policy, or own up to their role as co-conspirators in the rising level of insurrectionist violence we see in our country.

President Washington Would Have Squashed Rick Barber Like a Grape

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As every fifth-grader knows, our Founding Fathers rebelled against the British tea taxes primarily because the taxes were imposed upon the colonies without any representation in the British Parliament.

Were the Founding Fathers Alcoholics?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

I want to talk about how much the founding fathers drank. Quite a bit. Just think what would happen if a politician today drank anywhere near as much as they did at that Constitutional party.