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Pratibha | Posted 04.14.2017 | Impact

Even though I was not raised Catholic, I always enjoyed the idea of giving something up for Lent. I remember viewing it as a challenge - a redeeming o...

Beyond Recriminations and Apologies: The Unique U.S.-Japan Relationship

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Mark Joseph

Another President, Harry S. Truman famously said that he didn't lose any sleep over the bombing, but I'm pretty sure that had it been me I'd have tossed and turned, thinking about the civilians who would die horrific deaths as a result of my decision.

Original Child Bomb

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have not produced eternal peace. Instead they opened a Pandora's box that can never be fully locked back up.

Should Biden Run for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, not Getting Endorsement of President would Not be Unprecedented

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Vice President Joe Biden is believed to be seriously contemplating a bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Should he enter the race, one of his opponents would be former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who served under President Barack Obama.

David McCullough: A Two Time Pulitzer Prize Winner Who Loves His Wife, Family, History and Is Simply a Nice Guy

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.26.2015 | Home
Cathy Chester

Speaking for over 90 minutes without notes or slideshows, Mr. McCullough relied on his extraordinary intelligence and ability to tell a good story the way Will Rogers could spin a good yarn.

The Future of Europe

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Think about it. One hundred years back Europe started The Great War. No need to repeat what everyone can read today on Wikipedia.

First Nighter: Musicals "Atomic," "The Mapmaker's Opera," "ValueVille"

David Finkle | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Atomic, at the Acorn, is the show that asks the musical question: Once the A-bomb was realized, was it wise to use it? Coming up with an answer requi...

Here's How Health Care Changed Forever 48 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson established Medicare and Medicaid when he signed the Social Security Act into law. At the bill-si...

David Moye

Naked Cowboy Is Among More Than 300 Less Publicized Presidential Candidates | David Moye | Posted 02.20.2012 | Weird News

Can't stand President Obama? Not prepared to cast a vote for Mitt Romney or anyone else vying for the Republican nod? How would you like a candidat...

Free Bird: The History Of Presidential Turkey Pardoning

Mental Floss | David Moye | Posted 11.22.2011 | Weird News

Each year, a few days before Thanksgiving, the President of the United States formally pardons a live turkey presented to him by the National Turkey F...

Friday Talking Points -- Give 'Em Hell, Barry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Obama opened his re-election campaign last night with a wowzer of a speech to a joint session of Congress.

White House Cover-Up: When Harry Truman Censored the First Hollywood Movie on the Atomic Bomb

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

One of the great tales of Hollywood "censorship" remains little known today, nearly 65 years after it transpired. And who was right at the center of it? None other than President Harry S. Truman. He even got rid of the actor playing him in the MGM movie.

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.

Give 'Em Hell, Barry!

Cody Gault | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cody Gault

This President is soft on progress. Yes, he inherited an economy driven to the brink by Republican irresponsibility and, yes, preventing a second G...

How the First Nuclear Blast, 65 Years Ago Today, Set Truman on Path to Hiroshima

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

There is no way any American president would have gone ahead with an invasion -- scheduled for several long months after the Trinity test -- knowing that he had an A-bomb in his pocket.

McClellan, MacArthur, McChrystal

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Militarizing the presidency obviously undermines the principle of civilian control, which the McChrystal kerfuffle brought to the forefront.

GOP Spews Hypocrisies as BP Rig Gushes Gallons Into Gulf

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The GOP will be hitting Fox News again this week with an ironic demand that the government, which they say in all other circumstances cannot do anythi...

The Mustache Movement

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

I may not be British, but for the past three decades, I have kept a stiff upper lip. Now, after all these years of hair-raising adventure, I am celebrating the 30th anniversary of my mustache.

Barack Obama: Left-Handed? Right-Handed? Ambidextrous? Ambivalent?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Finkle

I suspect the convictions that seem somewhat wobbly now that Obama has attained the nation's highest office would immediately strengthen if he looked his two hands over and committed once and for all to the left one.

Guys Who Wear Bow Ties: Love It Or Lose It? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 09.18.2012 | Style

Two weeks ago when we asked "Who's the best-dressed Supreme Court Justice?", your answer was Justice Sandra Day O'Connor for her signature lace jabot....

Rep. Hechler to President Obama: Time for a Harry S. Truman Moment in the Coalfields

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Standing at the Massey Energy mountaintop removal operation last month, the 94-year-old Hechler showed no sign of retreating on this egregious violation of human rights and the environment.

Palin Ain't no Truman

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

In 1934, Truman was elected as a U.S. Senator and for the next ten years undertook a distinguished career in Washington DC representing the people of Missouri.