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Counterfeit 'Public Option' Holds Americans Hostage to Inflationary Private Insurance Costs

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

Democratic leaders have short-circuited the reform "debate" and permitted the process to be hijacked by health insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

George McGovern: Get U.S. Troops Out Of Afghanistan

Truthdig | Narda Zacchino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George McGovern has some advice for President Barack Obama: Get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. "I'm convinced that war is going to turn sour. I'm co...

To End War in Afghanistan, Reinstate Military Draft?

Brent Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Green

U.S. invasions of Vietnam and Afghanistan have eerie similarities. Both had ill-defined military goals, especially exit strategies, making them seemingly endless.

Mr. President, Can the Ghosts of Vietnam Talk You Down?

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

Dear Mr. President: It is stunning to me that a humane and discerning mind like yours is being dragged further into an unnecessary and unwinnable war. Please listen to your inner compass.

Taylor Branch To Reveal "The Clinton Tapes"

GQ | Wil S. Hylton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It has been nearly forty years since three young Democratic activists named Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham, and Taylor Branch moved into a small apartme...

Even Camelot Needed Health Care

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Despite their grossest and most callow foibles and failings, among the three younger Kennedy brothers there was a deep, moral -- and literal -- concern for the nation's health.

Nixonland: Murder in the Cathedral

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Schwartz

Nixonland reads like nothing more than an undergraduate thesis. It is sprawling, poorly written, and ham-handed analytically.

Hunger Is A Winnable Battle

Josette Sheeran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Josette Sheeran

In the two years I've been head of the World Food Programme, I've learned a number of things. Most importantly, however, is that a winnable problem that we can all help solve.

Sarah Palin: Thomas Eagleton, the Sequel

Richard Gizbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Gizbert

I'm going to break a self imposed rule that says always allow breaking news to settle before deciding what it means and predict Sarah Palin will withdraw from the Republican ticket.

The Poetry Of A Political Speech

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Presidential nomination acceptance speeches surely aim to create great quotes, not to repeat them. So I should have figured that when I went digging ...

DNC Memorable Moments (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Political conventions never fail to make headlines --especially these days when headline grabbing seems to be their primary purpose-- but long after t...

Sam Stein

McGovern To Obama: In Choosing VP, First Do No Harm | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern has a piece of advice for Barack Obama in his search for a vice president: first and foremost...

Hunter Thompson Would Have Been for Obama

Darrell Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Darrell Hartman

Documentarian Alex Gibney, who, after making a film about Thompson for the last two and a half years, says he feels pretty confident declaring Obama would have been Thompson's man.

Clinton Camp Hammers Obama Over Popular Vote, Raises Specter Of McGovern

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico's Mike Allen reports that the Clinton campaign continues to hammer the argument over Clinton's alleged popular vote lead: Howard Wolfson tel...

Is Pennsylvania a Microcosm of America?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Are the Democrats once again ready to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? In Obama, there is a real danger that the party sends to the general election another George McGovern.

New Republic: Obama's Coalition Shifting From Moderates To McGovern-esque

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton won a decisive ten-round decision over Barack Obama in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary, but she didn't score a knockout. The struggl...

What Obama Owes Bill Clinton

Jordan Michael Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jordan Michael Smith

Despite the nastiness directed at him, however, Obama should be thanking Bill Clinton for one thing: his campaign nomination is unthinkable without him.

McGovern: Hard to Elect Female President

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday it would be easier for a black man to be electe...

George McGovern: Time To Impeach Bush

Washington Post | George McGovern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As we enter the eighth year of the Bush-Cheney administration, I have belatedly and painfully concluded that the only honorable course for me is to ur...