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J Edgar Hoover

More Than a Dream

Paula Gordon | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The future -- as well as the present -- is what we make of it. That's how dreams come true: "We ... will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water."

A Case of Conviction: Many Troubling Aspects of the Manning Verdict and Snowden Saga

William Bradley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Bradley Manning stands convicted, though not of the biggest charge. Edward Snowden is out of Moscow's main airport, his latest revelation of NSA surveillance echoing loudly. Two cases of conviction, though imperfect, with only one convicted, bringing mixed tidings and mixed reactions.

Only the One Percent Need Worry About NSA's PRISM

Chris Abraham | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Abraham

If I were you, I wouldn't think too much about PRISM. You're more likely to get found out by your wife, your husband, your boss, your friends, or your community than you will from the NSA, the FBI, or anyone with Top Secret clearance -- with a caveat.

History Of Black Surveillance Influences African-American Attitudes On Spying | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked information on the secret surveillance programs, is now a fugitive in hiding in Hong Kong. And yet, wh...

The IRS Scandal, and Hoover's Brutalist Legacy

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Any time a federal agency decides to intimidate those in the political arena in any way, large or small, it should be seen as a scandal by everyone -- no matter your political leanings. Because we've seen what happens when this sort of thing is allowed and encouraged, and it isn't a pretty sight.

UN to Review Whether the FBI Killed the Kids at Kent State

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.06.2013 | Crime
Pat LaMarche

Time will tell what will come of Laurel's struggle to get justice for her sister and the other victims. And justice for Laurel means that the government will one day acknowledge the truth.

Perved: Eisenhower Anti-Gay Executive Order Turns 60

Charles Francis | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Francis

There is no remedy for the thousands whose lives were destroyed, the searing and humiliating personal investigations, the untold numbers of men and women driven from public service. But, as in any "truth and reconciliation" project, let us at least tell the story.

April 4, 1968

Janus Adams | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices
Janus Adams

The next day as my mother brushed my hair for school, I saw a different me in the mirror. At age 8, northern, white parents had spat on me and torn my clothes for trespassing what they saw as their "turf" and I saw as school. Now, touched by King, I felt cleansed.

'Nothing but a Northern Lynching': The Assassination of Fred Hampton

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 02.04.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

While we will never know what heights Fred Hampton would have reached as a leader had he lived, we do know that the spirit of Fred Hampton continues to live on.

Edgar Embraces History at The Mayflower

Erin Ruberry | Posted 01.30.2013 | DC
Erin Ruberry

Nearly two years ago, The Mayflower's Town & Country Lounge closed its doors, ending an era that began when President Truman lived six blocks away in the White House. Next month it will open Edgar Bar & Kitchen, named for J. Edgar Hoover, who ate at the hotel every day for 25 years.

Petraeus's Public Shaming Better Than Hoover's Alternative

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In a way, I'm glad that David Petraeus's sex scandal is playing out across the pages and television screens of the mass media. Because one of the alternative ways it could have been handled is so much worse.

Will The Yankee Comandante's Bones Ever Return To U.S. Soil?

The New Yorker | David Grann | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

For a moment, he was obscured by the Havana night. It was as if he were invisible, as he had been before coming to Cuba, in the midst of revolution. T...

Both Sides: Caro on LBJ-BHO, Huff/Matalin on a Gay Week

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgHuffington/Matalin discuss how the shunned VP found his voice "in the crack of a gunshot." What can Obama learn from a "political genius" who unified the country on rights but divided it over war?

We Are a Nation of Bullies

David A. Love | Posted 05.07.2012 | Black Voices
David A. Love

This nation has a love-hate relationship with bullies. In one breath, society condemns bullying. And yet our society thrives on it, encourages it and glorifies it.

A Place Where Dogs And Dead Bodies Peacefully Coexist

| Posted 02.29.2012 | DC

By Jason Dick Roll Call Staff One of the liveliest places on Capitol Hill is, ironically, Historic Congressional Cemetery, a more than two-century...

Marcus Baram

Bush Lied To FBI Director About Spying On Americans, Book Says | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush lied to FBI Director Robert Mueller in the Oval Office to protect White House programs that secretly eavesdropped on A...

Lee Speigel

2011's Top UFO Sightings And News (VIDEO) | Lee Speigel | Posted 12.27.2011 | Weird News

2011 was a very -- watch out, here it comes -- out-of-this-world year for UFOs. Every month of the year gave us UFO stories to digest, wonder about, o...

Armie Hammer Gets Revenge

Posted 02.06.2012 | Entertainment

J. Edgar Hoover's career was all about keeping tabs on rivals and getting revenge. Now, the tables have been turned. Actor Armie Hammer's great-gra...

J. Edgar, the Bad and the Good

Warren Adler | Posted 01.26.2012 | Entertainment
Warren Adler

J.Edgar, the movie, is more than just a mere contrived biopic. There is something transcendent about it, something that can enhance our understanding about America and the people who wield power over our lives.

Top 8 J. Edgar Hoover Conspiracy Theories | David Moye | Posted 01.25.2012 | Weird News

Have you seen the new Clint Eastwood-directed "J. Edgar" yet? J. Edgar Hoover was one of the most controversial government leaders in American hist...

J Edgar: One of the Year's Major Disappointments

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.17.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The acting in J Edgar is okay with DiCaprio trying to fill in the gaps that surrounded Hoover's history. But an actor can only do so much with a weak script and Dustin Lance Black's script is very weak.

5 Myths About J. Edgar Hoover

The Washington Post | Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Dead almost 40 years, J. Edgar Hoover returns to the spotlight as the Clint Eastwood biopic "J. Edgar" opens in theaters this week. Hoover served as d...

Should The FBI Headquarters Be Demolished?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- For years, the FBI headquarters building on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, about halfway between the White House and U.S. Capital, has been des...

Movie Review: J. Edgar

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Let's see: Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar," which opens in limited release Wednesday (11/9/11) before going wider on Friday, features a fully committed per...

I'll Say It: Leo Got Fat

Posted 01.02.2012 | Entertainment

Whether he plays an underground cop on the streets of Boston or a wealthy aviation pioneer, true Leonardo DiCaprio fans will almost always see the dre...