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Medicare: It's Only Getting Better with Age

Richard Fiesta | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Richard Fiesta

Medicare is a promise this nation has made, not just to me, but also to my children and grandchildren. I'm skeptical of anyone who says that the only way we can save Medicare for future generations is to radically change it.

Jennifer Bendery

White House Leans On Social Media For State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days ahead of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, the White House on Friday unveiled a new web video and blog post mapp...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Channel Teddy Roosevelt In State Of The Union Address

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When he steps before a bicameral gathering of Congress next Tuesday night to deliver his fourth State of the Union Address, President Ba...

What Next, Occupy? Revise Gordon Gekko

Carla Seaquist | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business
Carla Seaquist

With the encampments folding or forcibly shut down -- for reasons of public health or winter weather -- and with eulogies already appearing, what next for the earthquake known as Occupy Wall Street?

Obama and the Rule of Law

Jeff Connaughton | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Jeff Connaughton

Until this president stops calling Wall Street's deleterious actions "not illegal," he's failing to deter -- and therefore effectively encouraging -- future financial fraud.

What Was Missing in Kansas: the Greatest Generation's Political Power

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 02.12.2012 | Fifty
Harvey J. Kaye

The men and women who saved the nation from economic destruction and political tyranny, and went on to create the middle class and turn the United States into the strongest and most prosperous nation on earth, didn't do so simply by having the right values and working hard to achieve them.

On Obama, Teddy Roosevelt, And The Not-So-Fierce Urgency Of Maybe Next Term

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

During the campaign, Obama was fond of quoting Martin Luther King Jr.'s "the fierce urgency of now." But now, according to his 60 Minutes interview, we're supposed to wait for the fierce urgency of two or three more presidents?

The Concerned Majority

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

In his ground-breaking speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, the president was telling the American people that he understands and shares their concerns, and that government has a responsibility to take those concerns seriously.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It was an up and down week for President Obama. His speech in Osawatomie, Kan. was an up, as he correctly identified the ways our political and economic system are rigged against the middle class as "the defining issue of our time." It would have been much, much better though if the speech had been given two years ago. On the other hand, his politically motivated cave-in on the Plan B morning-after pill was definitely a down (made worse by his claim that HHS Secretary Sebelius was the ultimate decider on this one). Memo to the president: the people who want to deny teens access to birth control are never going to support you -- no matter how many reproductive rights or cabinet members you throw under the bus. Finally, Obama had the quote of the week when, in response to GOP claims that his foreign policy is based on "appeasement," he replied: "Ask Osama bin Laden... whether I engage in appeasement."

Friday Talking Points -- The White Knight Is Talking Backwards...

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sadly, there was a swarm of Democrats behaving badly this week. There were so many, in fact, that we had to leave out a few minor ones (at the state level).

Equality Is Good for Everyone

Harlan Green | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

President Obama seems to be finally realizing that the common good is as important as the profit motive.

Channeling the Trustbuster

Mike Lux | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

It is fashionable in political circles today to say that speeches don't matter much. While I have a high degree of skepticism about politicians, and know painfully well how often they fall short of their words, I am of a different view.

Obama Pushing Health Care End-Game

AP | DAVID ESPO and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Democrats claimed momentum Wednesday in their drive to enact the sweeping health care legislation sought by President Barack ...