Timothy Geithner was a true believer. He just believed in the wrong things. While Washington debates the deficit, the big banks are bigger than ever -- and nobody's paying attention.
Possibly the most stand out moment of levity in David Cameron's speech on Wednesday announcing an 'in/out' referendum on Britain's EU membership within the next 5 years was when he said: "It is time to settle this European question in British politics."
The only message the government should be sending is that it is committed to saving lives and supporting those who are working to bring an end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. That is a moral agenda worth advancing.
On Friday a Federal Appeals Court in Washington, D.C. showed just how far, and recklessly, conservatives are willing to go to get what they want, and hang the impact on the nation.
The American people are a compassionate lot. I have no doubt that they will support the notion that kids with disabilities should get to play sports, too. But let's put it to their elected representatives to decide how it might work, not the faceless bureaucrats in the Office of Civil Rights.
As you well know, your first priority needs to be growing our economy and finding innovative ways to solve our current economic crisis. Here's hoping for bipartisan proposals that succeed and a resolution to the looming sequestration threat.
As President Obama prepares for his State of the Union address, there are some critical issues he must confront not only using the bully pulpit of the world's stage, but also through concrete policy development during his second term .
It's time to stop talking about women's equality -- in pay, in management, in government -- and start doing something about it.
As we move forward with the president's executive orders and with his second term in office, it's vital that the rest of us highlight and immediately denounce the sort of dangerous language that Sen. Rand Paul is using.
As part of the Huffington Post's Road Forward series on President Obama's second term, I did a story on what Obama needs to do to make the financial system safer.
The new Obama cabinet should focus on promoting improved migration policies in the countries forecasted to age most. Such policies would help these countries, which are now our major economic partners, to promote stability and growth in a way that's sustainable long into the future.
I believe that the prosecution for the United States threatened Swartz's emotional and physical well-being, and, faced with a court battle that he could not possibly finance with his own personal wealth, he took his own life. It bullied Swartz, and it should be held responsible in some way.
Just as we heard the victims from Mexico say in the halls of the U.S. Congress this fall, we want President Obama to remember, "Our loved ones have names, they have mothers and fathers. They are not collateral damage." Along with the families of Newtown, Conn., they deserve justice -- and change.
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Presidential appointments, from cabinet secretaries to department heads to judges, should not require the "advice and consent" of the increasingly partisan and obstructionist Senate.
What is at stake for Republicans is far more than just Israel and Iran. It is the entire neo-conservative enterprise that led the U.S. into two failed wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (which they cannot admit were failures) and has them still advocating for more aggressive military engagements in Syria and Iran.