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What Would My Parents Think Of This Election?

William Astore | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Americans used to call men like Trump "robber-barons." Now, some Americans treat Trump as a savior.

It Will Be Hard For Clinton And Trump To Top This

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics


Gaffes And Modern Politics

Jonathan Haber | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

We now seem to be so obsessed with gaffes that we no longer have the patience to wait for the actual candidates to make them.

A Citizen's Letter to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Terry Newell | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

After a long and contentious process, you have won the nomination. Yet during that same process, Americans have lost. You need to know that. This l...

Back in Graduate School at Cities for Tomorrow

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

These are curious times. In Cleveland last week there was a strange gathering celebrating a narcissistic nativist who doesn't have a nice thing to say...

Déjà vu: The GOP House Seeks an Impeachable Offense to Stymie a Clinton Presidency

Murray Forseter | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

Clinton would not be the loser. The country would, unless you believe in the Republican mantra first espoused by Ronald Reagan that "government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem," and any reduction in government is a benefit, even if it means harming, perhaps irrevocably, our national institutions.

Fisheries Management: Let's Not Quit While We're Ahead

Lee Crockett | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Lee Crockett

Quitting while you're ahead might protect your gains in gambling and investing. But in most other endeavors, that strategy can quickly backfire: Once ...


Arnold Steinberg | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

The convention could be a runaway train... Open Convention? Don't Fight It, Embrace It For months the fools have talked about a "brokered conven...

Uncommitted GOP Delegates Are About To Become The New Political 'It Girls'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.20.2016 | Politics

Since Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) won the primary in his home state and made Donald Trump's fight for the nomination a bit tougher, Republicans are incr...

Create Fixed Judicial Terms to Depoliticize Supreme Court Nominations

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Constitution gives the Senate the power to advise and consent. That body is empowered to say no as well as yes. And the most important qualification for office is philosophical. Put simply: Does the nominee believe the Constitution means anything apart from the jurists' personal preferences? If not, then the Senate should reject the nomination.

In the Sanders-Clinton Battle, It's the 1970s vs. the 1990s

William Bradley | Posted 02.19.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Generally presented as some sort of out-of-the-blue challenge to the orthodoxy of our financialized politics, the Sanders vs. Clinton battle actually has deep roots in decades past.

Dole Goes After Cruz, but Why?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

With Friends Like Bob Dole, Jeb Doesn't Need Any... The conservative manifestoes published in the current issue of National Review(as a result, NR no...

An Impossible Dream -- Reflections on My Campaign for President

Fred Karger | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
Fred Karger

I returned home to Los Angeles exactly six years ago this month to prepare for a February exploratory trip to Washington, DC, New York and then a week in New Hampshire to "test the waters" for a possible run.

The Night the Candidates Were Speechless

Michael Winship | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate brings to mind one of the most memorable TV snafus in history: the 27-minute loss of audio during the first presidential debate between incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford and Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter.

Au Revoir, Georges de Paris

Al Eisele | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Al Eisele

It would take a better writer than me, but there's a great novel to be written based on the life of Georges de Paris, who died of brain cancer Sunday at the age of 81 in an Arlington, Va. hospice.

Opening the Books on the Cold War

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 09.09.2016 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The Broncos, widely used in the Vietnam war, were delivered to Indonesia in 1977-1978, when the slaughter of the Timorese civilian population was at its worst. Torture and mass executions were commonplace. Political prisoners were dropped live from helicopters; entire villages purposely starved to death and more. Most Americans are little aware of either of these events.

60 Years in Journalism: Debates, Then and Now

Irv Chapman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Irv Chapman

Little wonder that candidates increasingly do their best to rehearse and rehearse and stick to prepared talking points. However, there are plenty of other opportunities besides the debates for missteps to go viral on the web.

First Ladies' Legacies

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.27.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Studies show that college freshmen are familiar with First Ladies, even if they can name few other women throughout U.S. history who were not celebrities or sports figures.

Redrublican Redoux?

John Krifka | Posted 08.21.2016 | Comedy
John Krifka

What a difference four decades make.......

Let's Celebrate The Left-Handed Leaders Who Have Made A Mark On America

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

Thursday is International Left Handers Day, where we celebrate those among us whose dominant hand is their left. Although only one out of 10 American...

Oil Corporations Scheme to Export America's Security

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Oil honchos and their legion of lobbyists petitioned Congress last week to pad corporate profits at the expense of American energy independence and national security. And Republicans on a Senate committee voted to comply.

Skip -- More Than Sara Jane's Brother -- My Friend

Geri Spieler | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Geri Spieler

In large part, he began as a source for my book, Taking Aim at The President: The Remarkable Story of The Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford. The book is about his sister, Sara Jane Moore, the middle-age mother who shot at President Gerald Ford in 1975 in front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

Journalist Bob Schieffer Retires

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.31.2016 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

While the news business has changed dramatically over the past six decades, there is much for all journalists to learn from Bob Schieffer's remarkable career. He hosted presidents and world leaders. He asked tough questions, but was never confrontational. He never wanted to be the story; he just wanted to cover the news.

How 'SNL' Perfected The Art Of Political Satire

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment

The new documentary "Live From New York!" chronicles the undying cultural relevance of "Saturday Night Live," a sketch comedy show that simply wouldn'...

He Wrote a Bad Check to Rescue a Plane Full of Orphans. What Happened Next Is Amazing

Michael J. Nyenhuis | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Michael J. Nyenhuis

The opportunity to make a difference is open to each of us nearly every day -- we just have to honor the impulse and act.