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Biden Doesn't Like That You Call Him America's 'Goofy Uncle Joe'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

Vice President Joseph Biden is often referred to -- mostly affectionately -- as America's "Uncle Joe." But it seems he isn't such a big fan of the jok...

Libya and the Perils of Regime Change

William Hartung | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

Libya was supposed to be a different kind of intervention, with a much lighter footprint, more enthusiastic international support, and a realistic hope for a secular democratic regime in the wake of the conflict. The results have been different from what happened in Iraq, but they have not necessarily been any better.

Death Match: Biden v. Hillary is a Dream Come True for the GOP

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If you were a Republican operative charged with devising ways to weaken Hillary Clinton and the Democrats' chances of winning in November of 2016, the first thing you might think of is a forming a congressional committee to turn a tragic event into a scandal that could be linked to Ms. Clinton.

Is Donald Trump the Wild Card That Ends the Current Political Stalemate?

Said Elias Dawlabani | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
Said Elias Dawlabani

Is this what it's like to have an executive decision maker from the private sector run for political office? Into this Republican chaos enters Donald Trump, system disruptor extraordinaire who will accelerate the demise of Republican politics as we know them and help stabilize a new system.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, Envisions Great American Community

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, envisioned a Great American Community at his inaugural ceremony. With the flags of 50 states behind him, Murthy began the ceremony in a white shirt and tie, but concluded wearing the decorated coat of a Vice Admiral.

Why Do the Democrats Field a Weak Bench?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

In recent weeks, there has been substantial media attention paid to the Democrats' weak bench, meaning that other than Hillary Clinton there are few p...

Amber Ferguson

Happy Birthday, Joe Biden! Here's Why You're Awesome. | Amber Ferguson | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Joe Biden turns 72 today. Happy birthday, Mr. Vice President! To celebrate his Nov. 20 birth, we've put together some of the best things about Bide...

Is Hillary Clinton in a Weaker Position Now?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Hillary Clinton deserves credit for her good work at the State Department, but that tenure will very possibly be seen differently by 2016, and not because of Benghazi. The direction of foreign policy during the Obama administration will not fade away.

Obama Visit to Israel Key Link in Redesign of U.S. Foreign Policy

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

It would be a mistake to view President Obama's visit to Israel as just a fence-mending exercise. It is in fact part of a planned redesign of U.S. foreign policy that will change the face of American leadership around the world.

How Show Biz Helped Drive a Post Prop 8 Public Opinion Swing Shift

Ted Johnson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ted Johnson

That swing of public opinion is a contrast to the much slower timing of past civil rights struggles, and explanations are open for debate. But more than a few have attributed the acceptance to entertainment.

Safety Off...

David Trumble | Posted 03.15.2013 | Crime
David Trumble


You Can't Mass-Debate by Yourself, Part 2 (Photocomic)

Duncan Quirk | Posted 10.12.2012 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk


Lucia Graves

O'Malley: Biden's 'Chains' Remark An 'Indelicate Choice Of Words' | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Sunday chided Vice President Joe Biden for his remark that Republican repeal of Wall Street reform would put vote...

Giuiliani Bizarre Biden Tirade

Salem Patch | Jake O'Donnell | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani continued hammering Vice President Joe Biden at an appearance at Salem's Tuscan Kitchen Wednesday, calling th...

Obama and Same-Sex Marriage: The Kids Are All Right

Sandip Roy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandip Roy

Unless the law changes at a federal level, it won't make a difference when it comes to immigration for gay couples a friend cautioned. The president was careful to say this just what he feels "personally." "But it still feels good," my friend said.

Romney's Running Mate Dilemma

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is a sad reflection on the state of the Republican Party, but nonetheless true, that nominating somebody with a basic knowledge of the economy, foreign policy and history was not a given.

The Struggle to End Violence Against Women Encounters a Road Block

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Every single day, three women are killed by husbands or boyfriends. Every year, victims suffer two million injuries. A strong renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is critical.

Joe Biden: GOP Super PACs Will Raise $200 Million To $800 Million

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden held a fundraiser on Monday evening at the Georgetown townhouse of Sen. John Kerry, during which he ominously warned donors t...

"Scientific Development" and China's Leadership Transition

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The coming year will see China's leadership transition from a decade under President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao to a new cadre of younger leaders.

Sam Stein

Joe Biden, Hilda Solis Cheer Ohio Workers, Admonish Kasich | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has tread lightly with regards to getting involved in the collective bargaining battles being waged largely on ...

Sam Stein

Biden: GOP Crowd Members Booing Gay Soldier Was 'Reprehensible' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Appearing on ABC's "The View," Vice President Joseph Biden said it was "reprehensible" for members of the audience at the most recent Re...

Sam Stein

Biden's Power Grows As Obama's Foreign Policy Team Shuffles | Sam Stein | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The early review of President Barack Obama's withdrawal plans for U.S. forces from Afghanistan is that, in an effort to give each side s...

Beyond the Medicare Fight: GOP, Centrist Dems Targeting Medicaid

Art Levine | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business
Art Levine

With all the attention paid to Medicare, what's going to happen now to Medicaid -- the principal payer for health and long-term care for nearly 60 million low-income Americans --amid all the budgetary deal-making underway on Capitol Hill?

Sam Stein

Joe Biden Steps Into Debt Ceiling Void As Outlines Of Deal Materialize | Sam Stein | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations over raising the nation’s debt ceiling will hit a heightened, more critical phase on Thursday when a bipartisan, bicamera...

Libya: Resisting the Siren Call of Creeping Intervention

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

Washington and its NATO allies have bungled the Libya crisis. Unless they change course, they face endless entanglement in an interminable civil war in North Africa. The only worse option would be to double down and escalate.