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GOP Presidents Worst Contributors to Federal Debt

Steve Clemons | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

As the debates on who is responsible for the levels of federal debt continue to play out in the next few days before the election and the 66 days before the U.S. hits a fiscal cliff, remember that the worst contributors to America's debt were mostly GOP presidents.

Federal Reserve Policy and the Presidents of the United States

Robert Auerbach | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
Robert Auerbach

Whether you like or dislike Federal Reserve policy, its policy record from World War II to the Bernanke Fed is generally related more to who was President rather than to who was Federal Reserve chairman.

Obama Wins Meaningless and Unsubstantial Foreign Policy Debate

Brian Jencunas | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Brian Jencunas

Anyone foolish enough to watch Monday night's debate for a nuanced discussion of foreign policy was sorely disappointed.

The Presidential Debate: Baseball Quiz

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

With the arrival of October, it's time for two great American pastimes: baseball and presidential debates. Match the presidential debater with the ballplayer they most resemble.

Jason Linkins

Foreign Policy Flubs Can Be Campaign Coffin Nails: HuffPost List

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

This week’s big shiny campaign hurlyburly was Mitt Romney’s decision not to abide by our traditional "politics stops at the water’s edge" po...

Andrea Stone

He Said What?!?! Greatest Pols' Out-of-Touch Moments

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's riff this week on Wawa's "amazing" touchscreen technology for ordering hoagies sparked a Twitter tizzy as the latest proof...

A Billion Dollars Can't Make the Republican Party Palatable

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

As a Democrat watching the Republican Party, I am amazed at the transformation taking place before my eyes. I an only imagine the angst and hurt that ...

The Race in Michigan's Third -- Gerald Ford's Old District

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Considering what is happening to the Republican party today, Gerald Ford couldn't win a primary in his old congressional district.

A Blatant Cover-up of Corrupt Practices at the Federal Reserve by Its "Independent" Inspector General

Robert Auerbach | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Robert Auerbach

Chairman Burns' stonewalling to keep the Fed from being caught in the Watergate scandal was extreme undue political interference. Inspector General Mark Bialek's report bypasses this information that was made available to him.

Gerald Ford Graffiti Pops Up In Michigan Hometown

AP | Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Former President Gerald Ford is remembered in his hometown of Grand Rapids by a museum and a stretch of interstate. Now, a graf...

Both Sides: Is Scalia a Pol in Robes? What If Races Reversed in Shooting?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgMatalin and Kuby clash over health and race. If five Republican justices again rule along party lines, who are the judicial activists? What about Fox's complaint about a rush-to-judgment in Trayvon -- i.e., the Sherrod-Wright cable network? Then: Gaffe-Gate!

4 Kinds of Republicans

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Republican Party elite is depending on uneducated aging frightened white males and radical anti-abortion females for their votes. Long term the party is doomed.

A Republican Presidential Candidate Reaches Out to Hispanic Voters

Fred Karger | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Fred Karger

The Hispanic Community and the Republican Party have much in common. We should work very hard to emphasize all our shared beliefs and work together to defeat President Obama.

THE UNPERSUADED: Who Still Listens To A President?

newyorker.com | Ezra Klein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Richard Neustadt, who died in 2003, was the most influential scholar of the American Presidency. He was a founder of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Gov...

Time to Clip the Right Wing's Wings

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.06.2012 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

In 8th grade, I was an odd kid from Chester, PA. I listened to news (KYW) and talk radio (WCAU) as much as country music (WEEZ) and rock (WFIL and WI...

Millenials and the Culture of Compliance

Matt Durham | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Matt Durham

A dangerous moral vacuum exists among our nation's leaders. They know certain things they can always get away with, and certain things they cannot. Indefinite detention? Fine. Infidelity? Your head on a platter.

Beware the Brokered Convention!

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

If we think the products of past brokered conventions were good for America, good for good for the conservative cause, or even good for the Republican Party, we should think again. A brokered convention could only leave us all, well, broker.

I'm Voting Against the Other Guy

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

If maturity and compromise are essential to a democracy as we were taught in school, then as the old Chinese Proverb has it, "If we don't change our direction we're likely to end up where we're headed."

Why I'll Be Watching Yet Another Republican Debate Tonight

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What I'm waiting for is that delicious moment all politicians dread. The moment in a debate where a candidate suffers from humiliating foot-in-mouth disease, in some cases blowing the campaign.

Accomplishments of Recent Presidents Worth Remembering

Byron Williams | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Byron Williams

From Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush, each commander-in-chief has made lasting accomplishments that warrant our collective praise.

The U. S. Government's Largest Means-Tested Anti-Poverty Program Has Severe Problems

Robert Auerbach | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Auerbach

During these dire times for millions of people, many of whom have been unemployed for long periods, the nation's safety net is mangled and inefficient.

Somalia: Henry Kissinger and Me, Circa 1980

Richard Walden | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
Richard Walden

At the time of Ronald Reagan's election, Somalia was sagely thought by Henry Kissinger to be ready for a tour de force, however off our collective radar screen it was at that time.

Remembering Betty Ford

Palm Desert, CA Patch | Posted 09.11.2011 | Los Angeles

At the heart of a memorial service honoring former first lady Betty Ford sits a vibrant Palm Desert church, where past presidents and first ladies wil...

Bold Betty: Recounting The Former First Lady's Lasting Impact

Posted 09.10.2011 | Impact

Betty Ford will be remembered for the waves she created and the change she enacted as a pioneer in women's rights and health care. The former Repub...

For Her Own Funeral, Betty Ford Requested Political Eulogy

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 09.10.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Former first lady Betty Ford, always known for her take charge attitude, chose the people who will eulogize her and the subjects t...