When people repeat the myth about the courageous steps Ronald Reagan took to fight inflation, don't buy it. Instead tell them about Carter's record for which you can cite data from the Fed itself and legislative chapter and verse.
I just returned from Venezuela this week where I was observing the post-election audit of the vote count at the invitation of the CNE (the National Electoral Council). The audit, known as the Citizens' Verification process, is impressive in its scope and thoroughness.
The president did not come as Commander In Chief, he came as Father In Chief. And clearly, anyone who understands these demanding times knows that the challenges of family life we face today are more critical to the future of this nation than the present confusion that dominates the Congress.
American politics is unlike any other profession in that graduating from an esteemed institution of higher education and having direct experience in politics can actually be a liability rather than an asset.
Even a minimal "vision" of an America that can still accomplish something would appear to be far more uplifting than the austerity snake oil the current crop of Republican politicians keep pushing.
They get together around openings and, well, closings. That is to say, current and former presidents seem to gather only for the openings of presidential libraries and funerals.
No mom will walk away from this film with a dry eye, neither should anyone else. So, this World Malaria Day, see the film. Cry. Then take action ... because you can.
It took only minutes for the first conservative conspiracy theories to start pinballing around the Internet. Too many conservatives are twisted enough to take any tragedy -- from Boston to Newtown to Aurora -- and turn it into an opportunity to prance.
Update: Venezuelan government agrees to expand audit of votes to 100 percent of all votes cast The United States is refusing to recognize the resul...
After a short but bitterly fought, insult-laden campaign, Chavista standard-bearer Nicolás Maduro defeated challenger Henrique Capriles, thus assuring continuity in Venezuela after the death of President Hugo Chávez last month.
Happy 80th birthday, Willie. You are a true American original. May every liberal-conservative-human rights-farm-advocate-music loving pot smoker light one up in your honor.
The first step toward seeing the objectification, other-ization and suppression of women is recognizing the problem still exists. With persistence and some time, this tide which has begun to turn will be irreversibly altered for the better.
We've had several presidents whose personalities were a primary sell. Think both Roosevelts, Eisenhower, Kennedy and -- Democrats, hold your breath -- Ronald Reagan. If you listen to or read, Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan by Del Quentin Wilber, you'll begin to get it.
The Energy Information Administration is touting the fact that "heating and cooling" now comprise less than half of our residential energy usage. But that's only half the story.
It's been rightly said that history does not reveal its alternatives, but one lesson is that even slight failures to ask the right questions can have historic consequences.