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With Little Political or Policy Impact and Dumbed Down Language, Does the State of the Union Even Matter?

William Bradley | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

America has serious issues to deal with, many of them raised by Obama in his laundry list State of the Union addresses. But let's not pretend the State of the Union itself is not an empty institution -- bloated, hollow, self-congratulatory, increasingly shallow, largely irrelevant.

Who Speaks for the UN?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

In his 1961 inaugural address, Kennedy called the UN one of the most important pillars of American security. No president since then has ever mentioned the UN again in an inaugural address. Last month Obama proved to be no different in his remarks.

Time to Take Action in Schools and Communities

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 04.13.2013 | Chicago
Michele Nealon-Woods

If we are to evaluate our success as a nation based, at least in part, by our children's well-being, we ought to pay closer attention to what ails them emotionally, and to create a safe environment at home, at school and in the community they depend on to thrive.

We Must Restore Our Commitment to U.S. Space Exploration

Jerry L. Ross | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science
Jerry L. Ross

The nation that put humans on the moon and inspired generations of excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math is now paying Russia to transport Americans to and from the International Space Station.

Would Betty Friedan Be Celebrating?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 04.06.2013 | Women
Gabrielle Burton

Sooner than I ever imagined. The something that comes cannonballin' out of the sky when you get older is that you wake up one day and things that were just your experiences, your memories, your life, have become history. It's a surreal feeling.

Zero Tolerance for Nuclear Weapons

William Hartung | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
William Hartung

The big lie of the hearings was the suggestion by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and others that Sen. Hagel and Global Zero support "unilateral disarmament."

Walk 50 Miles In Robert F. Kennedy's Shoes (Actually, You Might Want Hiking Boots)

Posted 02.02.2013 | DC

For those who think that walking 31-some miles in one day is for wimps -- or isn't historic enough -- we've got the event for you. On Feb. 9, a gro...

Challenger's Legacy

Graham Milne | Posted 03.31.2013 | Science
Graham Milne

President Reagan spoke about the sacrifice of the Challenger crew and promised that they would never be forgotten; that the exploration of space would continue. Yet I don't believe that the lethargic careful dipping of our toes into the interstellar ocean is paying tribute to them.

The 'Moon Speech' Must Go Green

Theodore Johnson | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Theodore Johnson

Just as Kennedy will forever be the president that inspired a nation to accomplish the impossible, President Obama has the opportunity to be one to usher the world into the Energy Age.

JFK Memorabilia Being Sold By Family Of Former Aide

AP | RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — The family of a former special assistant to President John F. Kennedy is auctioning hundreds of photographs, documents, gifts and other...

Buy Your Own Piece Of Kennedy Family History

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

Now you too can own your own little piece of Camelot. Hundreds of photos, letters and other heirlooms, once belonging to the John F. Kennedy family...

Obama and the Legacy of Camelot

Kitty Kelley | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Kitty Kelley

Comparisons between Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy have been inevitable, but while there are striking similarities between the 35th and 44th presidents, there are also distinguishing differences.

Democracy Means Getting Off the Couch

Karen Shepard | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Karen Shepard

In our best moments, we Americans aspire to be the City upon a Hill. Recently, however, it feels like we're the City of Apoplectic People Yelling at Each Other and Stockpiling Weapons Upon a Hill.

Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Saint

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It is easy to forget that in his day, in his own country, King was considered a dangerous troublemaker. He was harassed by the FBI and vilified in the media. In fact, King was radical. He believed that America needed a "radical redistribution of economic and political power."

The 'Gun Wage'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Why are these people so threatened by background checks and limits on military-style weapons? There's still going to be plenty of guns and no one is talking about forbidding hunting or recreational shooting.

Obama Should Socialize To Increase Popularity

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

The Republicans, and some Democrats too, have been advancing the narrative that if only President Obama cultivated more personal relationships with me...

To President Obama, With Hope

William H. Lamar IV | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
William H. Lamar IV

You must speak hard truths like Mr. Lincoln while inspiring the citizenry like Mr. Kennedy. You must name the historical moment for what it is and cast a compelling vision for a future that beckons us forward together.

JFK Assassin's Apartment Demolished

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

DALLAS — A handful of history buffs and curious onlookers watched Monday as a bulldozer tore through the walls of a dilapidated apartment buildi...

RFK Jr. Talks JFK Assassination, Slams 'Shoddy' Investigation

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

DALLAS -- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kenned...

The Hottest Engagement Ring Trend Of 2013

Ira Weissman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Weddings
Ira Weissman

A diamond definitely isn't your only option.

50 Years Ago Was a Time That Defined Our Nation's Future

Byron Williams | Posted 03.10.2013 | Books
Byron Williams

January 1963 ushered in a year of hope and hostility. It was particularly evident in the area of civil rights.

JFK's Nephew: Fidel Castro Was 'An Amazing Guy'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, the nephew of the late former President John F. Kennedy, on Thursday described an encounter he had with Cuban dictator Fi...

PHOTOS: Christmas at the White House

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 02.23.2013 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

No matter how much we may imagine them now as marbleized icons of history, even presidents and first ladies enjoy searching out the ideal gifts to give loved ones at the holiday season, and sometime delight with an equal degree to receive them.

The "Cyber Weapons Gap": What Do We Really Know About China's Cyber Warfare Capabilities?

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 02.20.2013 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Today, we are in danger of falling into a "cyber weapons gap" -- exaggerating the capabilities of the Chinese People's Liberation Army -- when it comes to waging cyber war.

Movie Review: Not Fade Away

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

David Chase's Not Fade Away is one of my favorite films of 2012, a heartfelt but clear-eyed look at what it's like to be a teen-ager who falls in love with rock'n'roll.