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Fathers Matter "Now" More Than Ever

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Male influence in a child's life is invaluable, irreplaceable and necessary for most of us. There, I said it.

Twittering Through American History

Ben Fractenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Fractenberg

"The British are coming! OMG! Wake up the militia! Sound the church bells! Update your Facebook status!"

Bachmann Uses Fake George Washington Prayer to Bash Obama

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann spit out a few more bits of historical hogwash, including a fake George Washington prayer, to bash the president.

Might the Obamas Restore Lost White House Glory?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

To date the Obamas' most noticeable change to their new home outside has been to install a de-luxe swing-set near the President's office. How have past administrations redecorated?

Torture Revelations Will Leave the Left Frustrated

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

The most likely outcome of this whole business will be that nobody will be punished.

How I Learned To Be Super Successful

Dave Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Hill

Success--will we ever really understand it? Probably not, but as long as we're on the topic, it wouldn't kill you to put on a pair of pants.

Lucky Diamond and President Obama's Dog Naming Political Party

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

According to Mrs. Obama, the only thing still up in the air is the presidential pooch's name. What's in a name anyway?

Obama's Cure For America? Only Time Will Tell

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What a political week it was. We watched as Obama addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time; defended his $787-billion stimulus plan; and presented his massive $3.6-trillion budget.

A Tribute To George Washington, Coke Doer And Cannibal

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Yeah, ok, George Washington didn't actually eat the brains of his foes, but this video's pretty awesome anyway. We resurrected it to help you celebrat...

George Washington, Carver

Ross Hyzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ross Hyzer

Martha Washington Redux: America's First MILF

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Hold on to your hats folks or at least your iPod earbuds, Martha Washington was actually a babe! Also, she avidly consumed Gothic romance novels. Me-ow!

President Obama and Shades of George W (Washington not Bush)

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

In anticipation of President's Day, we are struck by how President Obama is not just leading in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln but also in the spirit of George Washington.

Dear Obama and Gov. Manchin: Act on Coal River Crisis

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The mechanization of above-ground mountaintop removal has prevented a diverse economy and led to a decrease in coal mining jobs in some of the highest poverty stricken strip-mining areas.

This President's Day, Remember that George Washington Raised Hemp & Probably Smoked it

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

It is time to end Hemp/Marijuana Prohibition. With Bush gone and a new generation taking charge, we may finally have a chance to do it.

In With the New

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael DeJong

Presidents come in various shapes and sizes, ages, disciplines and principles. But what many of them seem to have in common is their unwavering obsession with cleanliness...literally or figuratively.

His Excellency: Barack Obama

David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Weiner

Despite some very true and obvious comparisons between the two, I feel it's my duty to nip the coming onslaught of Washington/Obama comparisons in the bud.

What We Will Remember from Obama's 2009 Inaugural Address

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Obama's inaugural address was a good speech, but not truly canonical. Nevertheless, the inaugural address contained many passages that will enter into the mystic chords of memory.

Friday Talking Points [58] -- [Expletive Deleted] Blagojevich

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The history of profanity in American political discourse is an untold story out there just waiting for someone to research and write about -- although...

Political Parties Are Not "Checks" Or "Balances"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.

What the Framers Knew and Alan Greenspan Didn't

Eric Lane and Michael Oreskes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lane and Michael Oreskes

The Framers did not ask people to rise above self-interest but instead expected them to pursue it. Pitting interest against interest, as Madison put it, is a way of ensuring liberty.

Obama Will Be One of The Greatest (and Most Loved) American Presidents

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Obama is our last best chance. He's worth laying it all on the line for. I say this as a former life-long Republican. I say this as the proud father of a Marine.

McCain's Maverick Left Eye and a History of Presidential Infirmity

Peter J Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter J Burns

William H. Taft suffered from a condition probably most relevant to modern Americans - hyper-obesity. He weighed in at over 400 lbs. This condition caused hypersomnolence - he'd fall asleep mid-conversation, sometimes with foreign heads of state.

The Great Elementary School Conspiracy

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Toby Barlow

This is not an election about policy or vision, it's not about climate change, economic disparity, or war, no, clearly it's about what spiritual journey a child takes between the ages of 6 and 10.

John Edwards, George Washington and Hypocrisy

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

The central issue in John Edwards downfall was his hypocrisy. And thank God! In our morally-relaxed universe, hypocrisy is still an unforgivable s...

Politics on The Couch: July 4, 2008 -- It's The Truth that Sets Us Free

Justin Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Frank

As we celebrate Independence Day, we acknowledge that the only way to become truly independent is to speak truth to power, as the Founding Fathers did in 1776.