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Marilyn Monroe: Still Dead. Still Selling. How Come?

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Marilyn Monroe lives on as the last of an archetype we cling to from our innocent past but is now gone forever -- or until a future generation invents her again.

Christina Wilkie

PHOTOS: A-List Party For MSNBC Host | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- The back room of the Hay Adams Hotel was the place to be on Wednesday night, as Washington A-listers turned out to toast Chris Matthews'...

Remembering the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Brink of Nuclear War

Lea Lane | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

I recently saw two movies dealing with the end of the world -- Melancholia and Tree of Life. These artsy films sparked a remembrance of fears I once f...

The U. S. Government's Largest Means-Tested Anti-Poverty Program Has Severe Problems

Robert Auerbach | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Auerbach

During these dire times for millions of people, many of whom have been unemployed for long periods, the nation's safety net is mangled and inefficient.

Al Gore for President

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Let's begin a draft movement to make Al Gore president in 2016. While times are tough today, let's stop selling short our aspirations and start planning for the next New Frontier.

Save the Nation From Economic Collapse

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The gathering storm of a recession threatens America with the danger of a lost decade of economic pain. President Obama and Congress can save the nation by reaching a new agreement to lower the deficit and create jobs by Labor Day.

Both Sides Now: Weiner Dem Headache -- Medicare GOP Migraine? Who Is Jon... Huntsman?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgRon Reagan and Kellyanne Conway debate whether pols or voters should decide Weiner's fate and whether Ryan's Medicare Plan could give Dems back the House?

How Change Happened

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 08.10.2011 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

In just his most recent few books, Adam Hochschild has examined the scandal of the colonial Congo, the anti-slavery movement in Great Britain, and the fighting of and opposition to what we now call WWI.


Craig K. Comstock | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Craig K. Comstock

Does a new U.S. President need to show he is tough by threatening or committing a violent act? Some say it's dangerous not to.

Obama Is America's Third Greatest Presidential Orator in Modern Era

Richard Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greene

Just six and one half years ago, a young state senator spoke for 16 minutes and 11 seconds (just 4 seconds longer than the real "King's Speech," Marti...

It Is Social Entrepreneurs Who Carry the Kennedy Mantle Today

Paul Orzulak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Orzulak

It may be hard to see the words of John Kennedy reflected in our current political debate today. But it's nice to see that the principles they espoused are hard at work across the globe.

Witness Heroes

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

I heard Martin Luther King's dream that hot day in August and was never the same. Growing up in the civil rights era without being able to participate as a young child felt like a reed being buffeted by the wind.

Ted Sorensen, Behind the Scenes

Bill Barol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Barol

Sorensen was the kind of discreet, all-but-unseen professional political operative who doesn't exist much any more, or who has been so thoroughly eclipsed by the talking heads that he seems invisible.

The Peace Corps at Fifty

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Hayden

The Peace Corps remains a shining example of what US foreign policy might be. It is far more important than the military model in addressing the overwhelming crises that will give birth to violence in our future.

Nashville: Not Just Flooded with Water; But Civil Rights Memories

Molly Secours | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Secours

This week as Nashville struggles to deal with ferocious floods -- that so far have taken 10 lives -- I am am reminded of the markers of time which are currently submerged in water.

Nixon Kennedy + 50

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

On September 26, 1960 Richard M. Nixon, the sitting Vice President, met Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts in the first-ever televised debate be...

Republican Obstructionism: What Would JFK Do About It?

Donald Craig Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Craig Mitchell

A comparison of Republican and Democratic behavior during President John Kennedy's first month in office and President Barack Obama's first year in office is instructive.

How Much Slower Would Be Acceptable?

Aaron E. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron E. Carroll

Sen. Snowe said that the Democrats are "pushing too hard too fast." Yeah ... too fast. That's the problem with health care reform. We've been moving too fast.

Cook County Dems Forget Jimmy Carter In Latest Ad

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cook County Democratic party sent out a direct mail piece this week touting endorsed candidates centered on the theme that "throughout history, De...

Getting the Vietnam Analogy Right in Afghanistan

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The ghosts of the Vietnam War seem to be hanging around the White House Situation Room as President Obama and his national security aides debate a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

OJ Simpson Naked, Oprah Singing, Dolly Parton Primping, Beatles Pillow Fight: Sneak Peek At Harry Benson Photos | Liz Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Harry [Benson] has brought out another book of his legendary work titled simply "Harry Benson: Photographs". On every page, a Benson icon, a Benson m...

GOP to Protest Mom and Apple Pie

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Conservatives are topping even themselves, as they actually complain about the President calling for Americans to volunteer. If this keeps up, they are going to put The Onion out of business.

Schoolyard Bullies

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

That's really what it's all about -- Barack Obama's political enemies don't actually accept him as president. They consider his presidency some kind of sham, regardless of the overwhelming majority he won.

Playing Shortstop for the Boston "Ted" Sox

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Tonight Kennedy will be quietly remembered and honored in thousands of tents, huts and homes of refugees around the world who owe their lives and the lives of their children to his generous devotion to their safety and security.

Who Killed JFK's Dream?

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

I can go to any movie theater and see America deeply involved in a space program, but the real space program is nearly dead on the vine.