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Bill Clinton's Rescue Ride

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Springtime is coming, baseball teams have reassembled for training, Robert Redford is back on cable playing Roy Hobbs in The Natural and Bill Clinton has begun his ride to rescue Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.

Presidents Day Special: Three Books on America's Founding Era

Steve Clemons | Posted 04.19.2014 | Books
Steve Clemons

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito makes a habit (hope sharing this doesn't ruin it) of attending most years a special tribute dinner at George and ...

At President Obama's State of the Union, Will All Eyes Be on Hillary?

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Alexia Parks

Have women grown tired of waiting for a woman to place her hand on the Bible and take the Oath of Office as President of the United States? More importantly, will women be willing to vote a woman into the nation's highest office?

3 Biblical Tips to Stay Sane in Our Overloaded World

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Doesn't it make sense to draw on time-tested tips to help keep us sane, grounded, and connected to what deeply matters in the process?

Indiana GOP: While Banning Gay Relationships, Why Not Enact White Supremacy, Too?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Clay Farris Naff

Indiana already has a law banning gay marriage, complete with criminal penalties for pastors who perform same-sex rites, but that's not good enough for state Republicans.

The Media Should Stop Calling Tea Party Radicals "Conservative"

David Jenkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Jenkins

Almost every day we are subjected to the lunacy of actual conservatives being attacked by radicals for not being "conservative" enough. Then, when the media reports on these attacks, it offers no challenge to their faulty premise.

Distractions and Confidence: The Rot of the Present vs. the Root in the Past

William Bradley | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

In the big world beyond the vastly expensive Beltway sandbox of vicious political ping pong and hyper-partisan gamesmanship, China's official press agency is using the debacle to call for "a de-Americanized world."

Conversations With Mark Knopfler, James Blunt and The 5 Browns, Galen Hawthorne's Control Review, Plus Damien Escobar, Piers Faccini and Fink Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've always been a roots enthusiast really, it's always been based around the blues and folk music, so there are large areas of influence there. I didn't just want to just make a straight blues album."

Paul Giamatti Moves Into the Bright

Alex Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Actor Paul Giamatti has become one of the most visible character actors of his generation since his breakout role in 1997's Private Parts, opposite radio icon Howard Stern.

Great Nations Pay Their Bills

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Today's debate may be polarized, but no one seriously expects half the nation to secede because of it. And yet, in the early days of the American experiment, that's how controversial the national debt was.

Musical 1776 Opens ACT Season With a History Lesson That Sparkles

Leo Stutzin | Posted 11.23.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

A Tony Award winner in its Broadway debut in 1969, the show boasts music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone that transform a story that we might have considered familiar into something magical and new.

10 Books That Changed the Way I See the World

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.18.2013 | Books
Maria Rodale

Of all of Pollan's books, this is my favorite. This "plant's-eye-view of the world" enables you to see nature from the perspective of plants and animals, imagining that perhaps they use us just as much as we use them.

How Would America's Founding Fathers React to Syria?

Craig Considine | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
Craig Considine

Arguably, by intervening in Syria's civil war, President Obama is ignoring Washington's advice and repeating the mistakes of the Bush administration in aggressively invading foreign countries that pose little threat to the direct security of American citizens.

Founding Teenagers: How Old Were They on July 4, 1776?

Todd Andrlik | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Todd Andrlik

It's a simple question -- perhaps so basic that it's been overlooked. How old were the key participants of the American Revolution?

Meet the Patriot Brothers

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 10.06.2013 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

John and Adams Patriot are aspiring musicians who who live by what they claim to be true conservative principles. They believe they represent everything that's right with America. If you consider misogyny, racism and a near total lack of knowledge "right," maybe you'll agree.

Talking About a Little Illinois Revolution This Independence Day

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.03.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Those demonstrations in Egypt and Brazil, and the Arab Spring uprisings that came before them, remind me once again that our government can be better if we're willing, together, to put in some effort. To speak up. To demand change. To attend a meeting now and then.

The Founding Fathers Fouled Up

Martha Burk | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

On this 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the daughters of 2013 still don't have equal constitutional rights with men, though many Americans think otherwise. Nope.

An Open Letter to the Founding Fathers and Mothers

Janus Adams | Posted 09.01.2013 | Black Voices
Janus Adams

Founding Fathers, you got it together by making a few compromises. How's it working for you now? The bargaining chips you played then -- slaves, women, Native Americans -- are still being played today.

Prelude to Independence

William E. White | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
William E. White

Can we -- Americans of the twenty-first century -- secure those Enlightenment ideals of self-government for ourselves? It is fitting that we pause now, during this "Prelude to Independence," and rededicate ourselves to this nation's humanities heritage.

Trash-Talking America

William E. White | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
William E. White

If we ever hope to sponsor a productive debate in this country, we will have to spend as much time listening as we do talking. Grandstanding, posturing, and trash-talking the country is not helping.

San Francisco Ballet's Guide to Strange and Wonderful Places (PHOTOS)

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

2013-03-13-ballet_escoda.jpgSan Francisco Ballet's contribution to the centennial celebration of Stravinsky and Nijinsky's controversial masterpiece may well prove to be a beacon in the storm.

Presidents Day and Purim

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Presidents Day rarely falls in the same week as Purim, and it won't again for almost 40 years (in 2051 -- take my word for it). But these two seemingly disparate holidays have much in common.

The Best Presidential Love Letters

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

Did you know that many of our most iconic commanders-in-chief were also hopeless romantics? In the presidential archives, love letters abound. From...

Robin Wilkey

WATCH: San Francisco Symphony Wins Grammy Award! | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.11.2013 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas won the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance on Sunday for a live recordin...

Street Artists Get A Break At The Ballet

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.31.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The dance of high and low art lifts 40 feet into the air as Faile unveils their repertoire of ironic pop imagery at the New York City Ballet this week...