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Why Are Humans So Cruel?

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.07.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Recent science is shedding light on this question, and the main culprit at work seems to be envy. The more we envy someone, the more pleasure we derive when that person meets some horrid end.

Howard Fineman

Spitzer v. Fitzgerald: Second Acts In Politics | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eliot Spitzer, the previously disgraced former governor of New York, told me today that he is testing what may be new dynamics of person...

Of Answering Machines and Genitals

David Macaray | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
David Macaray

After so many politicians and entertainers have embarrassed themselves by being caught in pathetic, utterly transparent lies, you would think people i...

Jason Linkins

DC Scandal-A-Rama Has A Happy Hidden Pony For America | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

It's an open question as to whether any of our recent Beltway scandalettes will heat up or peter out, but in the meanwhile, it's best to be reminded o...

Finding (Political) Redemption and Maybe God

Caryl Rivers | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

It's spring, the buds are sprouting, the sap is rising -- and political redemption is blooming anew. Two politicians forced to resign from office due to sex scandals are back in the game.

On Valentine's Day, A Recount Of Presidential Extramarital Affairs

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, HuffPost remembered the presidents who had a way of professing their love for the first ladies in their lives, but o...

Ex-Chair Vows To Humiliate Florida Republicans

| Posted 03.31.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Terrence McCoy Hidden among the shadows in a cavernous banquet hall, Florida's most notorious backr...

Adam And Eve And General Petraeus

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It was a breath of fresh air for a highly respected General of the Army to resign while blaming no one other than himself for the mess he was in.

Pillory Talk - Sexism or Equal Opportunity Ridicule In Petraeus Case?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We can't have it both ways, ladies; we can't demand the "right to party" along with the boys then expect to be treated with kid gloves when we're caught with our pants down too, any more than Clinton, Weiner, Spitzer or Petraeus could. Paula Broadwell is no Monica Lewinsky.

PHOTOS: Presidential Hotel History

Oyster | Posted 01.06.2013 | Travel

Given how much time presidents spend on the road, it's no surprise how many noteworthy events -- famous and infamous both -- have taken place at hotels.

Politician Allegedly Offers Drugs For Votes

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.12.2012 | Weird News

How low can politics go when a Brazilian candidate is accused of helping voters get high? Carme Cristina Lima, 32, who was campaigning for council...

Kwame's Lawyer Says He Can't Get A Fair Trial In Detroit

Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit

In 2005, Detroit's then-Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, was in the midst of his first major scandal in office. Media outlets alleged that he had made imprope...

Butlers, Burglars and Bunglers

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.13.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Woodward and Bernstein took us on a walk down memory lane this past weekend with their 40 year retrospective on the idea that Richard Nixon was even worse than we thought, if that's possible.

Where Were You When The Watergate Scandal Broke?

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Watergate. Has it really been 40 years? I was just a small-town teenager in the summer of 1972, but I remember being fascinated as the break-in and protracted cover-up unfolded. It was a drama like no other.

Interview: Rob Lowe Brings a Gun to a Knife Fight

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Whatever "It" is? He has it. And however it is that we are all made, either by lightning bolt or assembly line, Rob Lowe probably has a little more "it" than is really fair.

Is this the Reason our Relationships are Failing?

Yashar Ali | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

A stiff upper lip isn't admirable or honorable, it's just a tragic commentary on how we teach men not to share and how we teach women that expressing their feelings will push men away.

Dear Mrs. (Herman) Cain: Don't Be So Sure Your Husband "Totally" Respects Women

Shelley Ross | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Shelley Ross

Poor Gloria Cain. I'm afraid Herman Cain's wife of 43 years is about to suffer some of the indignities experienced by the women who have accused him of egregious groping and abuse of power.

Republican State Senator Running For Reelection, Despite Bizarre 911 Calls

Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

First-year State Senator Suzanne "Suzi" Schmidt (R-Lake Villa, Ill.) announced Wednesday that she will both stay in office and run for re-election in ...

Top Political Scandals Since the Year 2000 (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment

Scandals? In government? No way! As we all know, political scandals are as habitual in Washington as, say, tax hikes and budget cuts. Whether far left...

Why Honesty Really is the Best Policy

Jayanti Tamm | Posted 10.07.2011 | Parents
Jayanti Tamm

My daughter doesn't yet know about lying. When her baby sister screams from the other room and I ask her what happened, she openly presents the truth: that she banged her baby sister's head against the floor. For her blunt honesty, for not concocting a forged tale, it's hard to be angry.

David Wu Latest On Ever-Growing List Of Political Sex Scandals

Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

Yet another politician fell victim to a sex scandal Tuesday, as Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) announced that he would be resigning in the wake of an allegati...

They're Just Like Us

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Nicholas

Stars, politicians, fighting hard battles, they're just like us and the people we love, fighting hard battles too. They will do things we hope our children, our husbands, our parents, we ourselves, would never do.

Wiener's Limp Support

Lisa Baron | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Lisa Baron

So often when your hand gets caught in the cookie jar, it's usually the cover up, not the crime that lands you in hot water. This is what happened here.

Anthony Weiner and Why Powerful Men Self-Destruct

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.13.2011 | New York
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I am of a serious mind to run against Congressman Weiner to highlight the broken state of American manhood and how we must finally address it rather than watch more decent men combust.

What I Wish Weiner Had Said Last Week When the Twitter Scandal Broke

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.07.2011 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

The American poet John Greenleaf Whitter had some wise words that apply to everyone who tweets first and thinks afterwards: "For of all sad words of t...