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The Democratic Party's Two-Facedness of Race Relations

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

How long will the Democrats continue their absurd charade? All the while claiming Republicans are racist, meanwhile the Democrats are the party with an equally bad history.

Where's the Secretary of Poverty?

Jim Neal | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
Jim Neal

Poverty in America is the most corrosive of the wars we're losing but never mention. Poverty is not merely offensive to the human condition, it is also the enemy of economic and civil stability in America.

Follower Failure on Debt Cap

Jim Jaffe | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Some analysts have wrongly concluded that we have a leadership crisis.

Texas, Hold 'im -- Please!

Garry South | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Garry South

Lone Star State, do the other 49 states a favor and keep Rick Perry at home. The country may simply not be able to survive another president from your state. Texas, don't mess with Uh-mur-i-cuh again -- please.

Michelle Obama Makes First Lady History... and What Was She Wearing?

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

It was a gray dress. Enough said. Credit/Getty Images More vital to the long-term interests of the nation than the clothes she wore one particular...

The Texas Politics (and Tennis) Tour

Jake Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jake Silverstein

If you are planning a trip to Texas, consider stopping at these seven places where defining political moments happened.

Ryan Grim

New Doc Shows Rumsfeld Challenged LBJ On Vietnam War | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Rumsfeld will be remembered as the architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but as a fledgling member of Congress, the future two-...

Gun Violence Destroyed Christina's Dreams

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

How can President Obama tell us in his State of the Union that "the dreams of a little girl in Tucson... deserve the chance to be fulfilled," without talking about the gun violence that destroyed those dreams?

Silent Night in America

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

"And so this is Christmas. And what have we done?" John Lennon's question hangs in the air this frustrating year. For liberals, the answer is "Not nearly enough."

When U.S. Activist Set Himself on Fire to Protest a War

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

41 years ago this month, Norman Morrison, a Quaker from Baltimore handed his infant daughter off to a bystander, doused himself with kerosene and set himself ablaze under Robert McNamara's window at the Pentagon.

Taking Comfort in the Zig-Zagging of American History

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Like most everybody else on my side of the aisle, I've been casting around for ways to make sense of the midterm debacle. I regained some crucial per...

'Daisy' Ad Revisited To Urge Senate To Pass New START

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new take on Lyndon Johnson's controversial "Daisy" ad has been produced, in an effort to urge the incoming Senate to ratify a bilateral nuclear arms...

Election Day November 2010

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Excerpted from the introduction to "The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office" by John Bredar. Scroll down to see a slide show ...

Why the Great Recession is Not Another Great Depression

Joseph A. Califano Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Califano Jr.

It's time for all Democrats to dust off their reluctance to mention LBJ and help our people understand that government is key in times like these, that in 2010 the Great Society is the difference between the Great Recession and another Great Depression.

How to Order Pants like a President

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jack Hidary

You would think that the leader of the free world wouldn't even have to think about where his or her pants come from, but you would be wrong. In th...

Obama Poll Watch -- July, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

July had some political successes for Obama, but the public once again didn't give him any credit for passing Wall Street reform, or any of the other achievements Obama chalked up.

Mr. Obama's Vietnam: The New Pentagon Papers

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The extraordinary WikiLeaks dump of some 91,000 classified reports into the public sphere on America's war in Afghanistan may be the game-changer in American support for a war that continues to worsen.

The Heat In the Kitchen, The Buck Stopping, and All That

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

To have a successful presidency, the Obama team has to forget about the media and rekindle the enthusiasm of the door knockers, online contributors and base voters who brought him victory in 2008.

Remember the War On Poverty?

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Friedman

According to the Census Bureau, there were nearly 40 million American men, women and children struggling in poverty in 2008 -- before the full effects of the downturn were felt.

Dorothy Height: Extraordinary American Heroine

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

This is a petition to the publishers, producers and editors in all the network news organizations and 24-hour cable news channels. Across the spectrum...

American History Revised -- 200 Startling Facts

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fern Siegel

Seymour Morris's new book is eye-opening and lively. It's a potent reminder that real history, not the tabloid fodder sprayed across the nightly news, is often made far from the limelight.

Michael Tomasky's Despairing Take on American History

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Tomasky's notion that anything that happened before today cannot be adequately invoked to derive lessons or guidance negates the very idea of looking to history for inspiration, hope, and direction.

Biography of an American Voter

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

There's a substantial pool of older voters who voted for the winner in every Presidential election since 1960. But given the huge ideological differences involved, how can this be?

Obama Poll Watch -- May, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will Obama's presidency wind up charting a similar course as Carter, or will he recover as Reagan did? Only a fool would even contemplate making such a prediction at this point, that's all that really can be said.

Mayor Daley Called LBJ After King Assassination: 'We're In Trouble'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Never-before-heard recordings of Daley, father of Chicago's current mayor, and Johnson discussing sending troops to the city were released Tuesday by ...