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Politicians React To The Death Of Maya Angelou

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Beloved poet and activist Dr. Maya Angelou died on Wednesday at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the age of 86. Politicians took to Twi...

Presidents, Products and Brands: Three Critical Lessons

Bob Deutsch | Posted 07.02.2014 | Media
Bob Deutsch

What lessons can we reflect on when pondering the every-four-year spectacle of the wrestling match between the Democratic and Republicans contenders, and what can those teachings tell us about branding in general?

Former State Lawmaker: Chris Christie's Bridgegate Exposes The Modern 'American Hustle'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Former New Jersey Assemblyman Louis Manzo (D) discussed his recently released book "Ruthless Ambition: The Rise and Fall of Chris Christie" with HuffP...

Please Tax Us: Airbnb Offers City $21 Million

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.25.2014 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.

The Universal Politician Speech

Neal Wooten | Posted 06.17.2014 | Comedy
Neal Wooten

Let us strive to bring about the change that will make our lives better for our families, the way great leaders like (insert Ronald Reagan or John F. Kennedy) did in their day.

Why Every Politician Should Undertake a Business Apprenticeship

Alex Pirouz | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Alex Pirouz

It seems crazy to me that a country should be governed by the least able and most parasitic and why the electorate don't demand that politicians should have at least had some experience of creating a profit-generating enterprise.

Are Political Lies Constitutional?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Popular political speech needs no protection from the First Amendment -- it never has. It is unpopular political speech -- even downright lies -- which need defending by the courts. As ignoble and as impure as that may sound.

Instead

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Instead of voters picking politicians, why are politicians deciding on who has the right to vote? Instead of Congress governing, why is Congress obstructing its governance?

Are Republicans the Real Stars of The Wizard of Oz?

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Unlike the Tin Man who wanted a heart, the scarecrow who wanted a brain, and the lion who wanted courage, many Republicans are content being heartless, clueless and cowardly.

Bill O'Reilly Calls Dem Rep A 'Race Hustler'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly brought Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on "The O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday to discuss charges of racism made by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-...

Political Entrepreneurship and 'The Fear Factor'

Kahlil Byrd | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Kahlil Byrd

Political entrepreneurs, fighting every day to improve the republic, are wrestling with a particular and ever-present bruiser: our own fear.

Re-Thinking Intelligence

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

We love intelligence, we respect intelligence and we laud it. We also have a bevy of assumptions around this intangible, ineffable but very powerful...

The (Provisional) Truth About Emotions

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.13.2014 | Media
Paula Gordon

I am not a fan of the New York Times. I rarely use my quota of free-to-the-internet articles. My view is that, institutionally, they are not nearly so...

Truth Teller Fact Checks Political Lies

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 04.12.2014 | Media
Vanessa Van Edwards

As you watch a video on Truth Teller a rolling transcript plays next to the video highlighting sentences as they are said. When Truth Teller spots a false claim it highlights the quote and displays a link to the fact-check article.

'Paul Ryan Has Such Pretty Blue Eyes, Sometimes It's Easy To Forget He's Satan Incarnate.'

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

By now we've learned that people write some pretty brutal tweets about celebrities. And thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, we've also learned that it's pretty hi...

Portrait of a Maverick in the Metro

Michael Hafftka | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Steven Fulop, the mayor of New Jersey's second-largest city, Jersey City, is a former Marine and Goldman Sachs trader. But Fulop, 36, who took office ...

V Is for Victim

Neal Wooten | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Neal Wooten

There was a time in this country when I would have been surprised to see a public figure resorting to the measure of playing the victim. But now it has become the norm for many politicians and political pundits.

WATCH: Georgian Parliament Erupts In Brawl

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Political unrest in Ukraine spilled over into Georgian politics this week when the country's parliament fell into a massive brawl during a session. ...

Questionable Convictions: Congressman's Cocaine Problem Shows Need for a Political Bullpen

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Normally, if a person is convicted of a crime and goes into a drug rehabilitation program, he or she often must cope with harsh consequences. But not...

Why I Took My Daughter to Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving

David Henry Sterry | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
David Henry Sterry

I want my daughter to understand that the corporate-fueled greed which has corrupted this country is EVIL. I want her to understand that people are more important than profit. I want her to understand that it's important to help people who are less fortunate than ourselves.

The Red Queen

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Ricardo B. Salinas

Companies can never remain static and they should always follow the advice of Lewis Carroll's Red Queen to never stop running.

Spoiler Alert: Elected Officials Use Drugs Too

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Sharda Sekaran

These stories are rich with drug war ironies: political figures who have supported criminalizing drug users but who also like using drugs themselves; white men with stature suffering only minor punishment when compared to the poor and people of color.

Millennial, Civic Leaders Advocate for America's Oldest HBCU

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Many in the widespread coalition that make up "Heeding Cheyney's Call," are stating that the racially inequitable funding formula is the main reason that Cheyney, an all-time great institution, now has an all-time low student enrollment.

The Unrecorded Interview Between Matt Lauer and Sarah Palin

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Renee Fisher

"Meat is something we all understand, and, I might add, enjoy. No one has to shove it down our throats. We want to eat meat. This is exactly how our health care system should operate. Rare, medium rare, medium, well done. That kind of thing. Choices, Matt, choices."

On the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination, JFK's Message Is More Important Now Than Ever

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?