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From 'Birthers' To Death Panels: Blame It On August

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Does life seem weirder and crazier than normal these days? Do you feel like you've fallen down a rabbit hole or gotten sucked into the twilight zone?...

The Death and Possible Rebirth of Racial Profiling

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Now that the Beer Summit has resolved any lingering issues over the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, we can get back to our perfectly harmonious post-racial society. I, for one, am relieved.

Sen. Adams Would Have Arrested Gates Immediately

Brooklyn Paper | Mike McLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State Sen. Eric Adams inserted himself into the national debate over the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates in his own home last month by s...

GOP Sees Opportunity With White Voters After Gates Saga

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two weeks after President Obama said that Cambridge, Mass., police had "acted stupidly" by arresting Harvard University Prof. Henry Louis Gates for ar...

Think Again: The Mainstream Media Opens the Door to Hate

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Brooks Jackson: "As a former CNN reporter, I believe this episode is an embarrassment to CNN... They have an anchor on there saying one thing and their reporters saying quite another."

What to Do When You Don't Know the Answer

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

It's perfectly permissible to admit that you are not the repository of every minute fact known to humankind. No one expects you to be a walking encyclopedia.

The Destruction of the Black Middle Class

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

Left out of the commentary on race and class over the Gates affair has been talk of the increasing impoverishment -- or, we should say, re-impoverishment -- of African Americans as a group.

Mr. President: Turbodog is My Rose Garden Beer Choice

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Turbodog creates a pleasant stimulant-sensation at the back of my throat that metaphorically represents the stimulus needed by the small-business community.

White Racism Black Bigotry: The Talk About Race is All Wrong!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

The problem with discussing "issues of race," is that it dummies down the issue of racism to an individual level, when the real problem is at the macro level.

Arthur Delaney

Disorderly Conduct: Man Arrested After Criticizing Police May Sue

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lawyer arrested by D.C. police last weekend for disorderly conduct after chanting "I hate police" plans to fight the charge in court and is puttin...

Aug. 3, 2009, News (?) Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

The beer bash culminated 10 days of non-stop media coverage. And Michael Jackson wasn't even involved.

Gates, Crowley, Biden and Obama: A Teachable Moment?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

In truth, what maintains the walls between races, generations, genders and globally between nations is more "fearful aggression" than true hostility.

Gates: Crowley And I May Go To Red Sox Game

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHILMARK, Mass. — Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Sunday joked about his arrest by a white police officer, but also described rec...

Gates Sends Flowers To Woman Who Called The Police

AP | July 31, 2009 06:03 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has sent flowers and a note to the woman who unwittingly sparked a national debate on race by calli...

Top Ten Things Overheard At The White House Beer Summit (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Dave lost one of his favorite monologue topics yesterday as the beer summit came and went. Once the president invited Henry Louis Gates and the man wh...

Gates and Crowley Share a White House Beer - President Obama Declares an End to Racism

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

With the four men seated at a round table with their frosty mugs of beers, and with Biden and Obama with uprolled sleeves, the picture could not have looked more fake and insincere.

Last Call for No Alcohol

Joseph Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Freeman

The Gates and Crowley get-together Thursday night, Twyman said, distracts the president from more pressing issues such as health care and might encourage kids to experiment with booze.

Left, Right & Center: Wall St. Bonuses, Health Care Deal, China and the Beer Summit

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Andrew Cuomo discovered that $33 billion in bonuses were paid by Wall Street firms during the height of the meltdown and the public bailout. Where's the outrage?

Happy Hour at The White House...Sort of

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

As Vice President Joe Biden joined them, Lucia Whalen, who happened to be passing by the White House, called 911 to report "strange activity on the South Lawn."

Bud Lights & Civil Rights Tonight at the White House: What Will America Learn

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

I hope that the president, Crowley and Gates don't just share a "beer" and sweep this whole mess under the carpet. I hope they start a dialogue that gets them talking about how our unconscious prejudices cloud our day to day judgments.

The Case of Henry Gates

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

What happened to Gates is a daily occurrence in American ghettos. Police officers sometimes unfairly stop black men while driving their cars. It's called a "DWB" incident: driving while black. .

Gates/Crowley In An Alternative Universe

Jim Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Watkins

Let's visit an alternative universe where the protagonists behaved in a slightly more reasonable manner during their fateful confrontation.

Phony Scandals and Fatal Delays

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Welcome back to the 1990s, brought to you by our sponsor, the GOP. Now, as it was then, we gawk while health care reform slips away.

Georgetown Professor Richard America Joins the Conversation about the Gates Arrest

Emma Coleman Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Coleman Jordan

The Gates-Crowley controversy offers an opportunity to gain a takeaway that might be beneficial far beyond police-citizen relations, or even black-white relations: regular mental health checks.

Think Again: Why Does Barack Obama Hate America? (Hint: Blame ACORN)

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Obama's comments on the Gates arrest have demonstrated the dismal quality of conservative commentary these days.