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Henry Clay

Drinks, Cards and 200 Years of Anglo-American Friendship

OpedSpace | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
OpedSpace

The Treaty of Ghent did not result directly in the Special Relationship, but were it not for the mutual respect and collegiality begun in Flanders 200 years ago, the Anglo-American dynamics of this most recent century would not have been possible.

The Myth Of The Self-Made Man

Slate | John Swansburg | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

In 1990, Susan Orlean published a book called Saturday Night, in which she set out to document how Americans spend their weekly reprieve from work. ...

Education and Innovation: Time for a Change

Seamus Carey, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Seamus Carey, Ph.D.

What we once took for granted in higher education has been turned on its head. The scrutiny of the liberal arts comes at a time when the economic performance of the United States has been languishing for more than six years.

The Way of the Whig Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Most people today just use "go the way of the Whig Party" as an amusing way to say "disappear as a national political party." But a truer parallel to history would be to ask the question: "Will today's Republicans revert back to being the Whig Party?" Or, perhaps: "Will the Tea Party eventually go the way of the Whig Party?"

The Independent: The Art of Congressional Compromise

Brent Roske | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Brent Roske

The use of the Civil War to show where Congressional compromise has failed is an extreme measure, but in our current Congress other battles have been pitched from entrenched positions with unfortunate consequences, showing the need for compromise.

Harry Reid Soars, Elizabeth Warren Shines

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

This column is about four senators who will have extraordinary roles to play in the coming hours and years, and what they tell us about the state of the union as 2012 comes to a close.

Howard Fineman

Mitch McConnell: The Great Dismantler Bests Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

If you haven't noticed, this is Mitch McConnell's moment. Only instead of being this century's Henry Clay -- Kentucky's "Great Compromiser" -- McConnell is and wants to be the Bluegrass's "Great Dismantler."

Harry Reid Fights for Jobs and Debt Ceiling Sanity

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The lesson for Democrats in 2012 was taught by Harry Reid in 2010, who fought back ferociously and obliterated Sharron Angle to be reelected.

Rand Paul: Compromise Only Noble On My Terms

Politics Daily | Tom Diemer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During his Senate orientation, Paul said a colleague asked him, "'Will you be a great compromiser?'" Paul said Wednesday that he had pondered the ques...

When Compromise Is a Fool's Paradise

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

All politicians and the president should stop talking about compromise as if it's something ideal in all cases. Going into any negotiation intending to meet halfway is foolish in a host of contexts.

Boehner-McConnell: The Movie

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

Both Boehner and McConnell have deluded themselves into believing they have already triumphed. Health care was to be Obama's Waterloo, but he won that battle. Those he defeated have become Napoleons.

Liz Cheney Announces New "Unpatriotic Seven": Alexander Hamilton "Irate"

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Following Liz Cheney's call to remove the "Al-Qaeda Seven," here's a list of seven additional U.S. officials whose work on behalf of enemies of the state would make them unfit to serve their country.