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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...

Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies At 93

AP | CONNIE CASS and LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Betty Ford said things that first ladies just don't say, even today. And 1970s America loved her for it. According to Mrs. Ford...

Did We Save Bin Laden From a "Fate Worse Than Death"?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It would have been better and wiser for us and the world -- and worse for al Qaeda -- if we hadn't summarily assassinated Osama bin Laden.

Educating for Democracy: Are Politicians 'Dumbing Us Down?'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The recent flak over Sarah Palin's grossly inaccurate recollection about "Paul Revere's Ride" makes me wonder if one of the future qualifications for the Presidency will be the candidate's "Ignorance Quotient."

Donald Rumsfeld: Obama Made The Right Decision On Bin Laden Raid

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Bush administration would have used the same strategy to kill terrorist Osama bin Laden had those circumstances arisen y...

Gerald Ford Wins His Place in History

Al Eisele | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

The unassuming former House Republican leader from Michigan joined the pantheon of America's greatest presidents on Tuesday when his statue was unveiled in an elaborate ceremony in the U.S. Capitol amid effusive bipartisan praise.

Michelle Obama Makes First Lady History... and What Was She Wearing?

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

It was a gray dress. Enough said. Credit/Getty Images More vital to the long-term interests of the nation than the clothes she wore one particular...

Ranking the Presidents Since WWII

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

If, on Presidents Day 2011, I had to rank the last twelve presidents since America became the world's most powerful empire in World War II, I'd put them in the following order.

WATCH: The 10 Funniest Presidential Impressions

Matt Wilstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

In honor of Presidents' Day, here are some of the best impressions of the 44 men who have led this country over the last two hundred and twenty two years.

Obama Is America's Third Greatest Presidential Orator in Modern Era

Richard Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greene

Just six and one half years ago, a young state senator spoke for 16 minutes and 11 seconds (just 4 seconds longer than the real "King's Speech," Marti...

Jason Linkins

The Stasis Of Our State Of The Union Addresses (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We've gone back down memory lane, and have prepared to you the essential State of the Union master cut. We'll probably be able to seamlessly add tonight's edition to this later, and you won't even notice.

Oliver Sipple: It's Time to Recognize His Heroism

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

Because of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by Pres. Obama and Congress, Sipple is now a well-known hero. A Marine hero, a Gay Marine hero.

Seeking Statesmen

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

It's the bane of public servants that Americans want statesmen and stateswomen -- people with the courage to do the right thing for the country despite the personal consequences -- but punish them for doing just that.

Bush's 14 Decision Points

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Former President Bush is this week selecting for retrospective public examination the fourteen major decisions of his life or presidency, beginning wi...

Football Helmets As Weapons...Time to Ban the Kickoff?

Joe Lapointe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Any football viewer knows that a disproportionate amount of serious head and spinal injuries occur on kickoffs when large, aggressive and armored athletes charge toward each other from great distances.

Extremism, the Makeover, and Election 2010

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Not long ago, a passing familiarity with Bible verses, a flair for rhetoric, and hunger for a following could be enough to land someone in a small-tow...

Obama Poll Watch -- July, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

July had some political successes for Obama, but the public once again didn't give him any credit for passing Wall Street reform, or any of the other achievements Obama chalked up.