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The Third Rail of Journalism

Stephen Jaffe | Posted 06.01.2015 | Media
Stephen Jaffe

Google is a wonderful creation. However, despite Google's historic contribution to the world, the fact remains that many of the links it lists on its search pages are often partially or even completely false.

Former CIA Deputy Director On Difference Between Briefing Bush And Obama

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.12.2015 | Media

The man who was responsible for briefing the president every day on matters of intelligence told "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning that there is one key...

Advising the Candidates: Jeb Bush

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

The Bush family loves to see themselves as adults. And they are. Privileged, self-absorbed, vile, treacherous, toadying, savage adults. The Bushes ...

Help Wanted, Now Hiring -- Leader of the United States

Robert Hall | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Hall

Democracy is a relational form of government. True Relational Leadership aspires to navigate this country to its unifying destiny not its leaders' polarizing re-election. Hiring our next leader starts with selecting a WHO that will lead us together to WHAT.

Authorization to Use Military Force Against ISIS Is Too Broad

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The limits under Obama's proposed authorization are an important distinction, which we hope will carry on through future administrations. However, on maybe the most important limit -- the limit on types of operations our ground troops can be committed to -- the language is too broad, and leaves too much room for drawn-out combat missions.

Why We Torture

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Scott Sigmund Gartner

Intelligence is never perfect: Mistakes will be made. Extreme fear of one type of intelligence mistake, however, has repercussion not only on the likelihood of committing the other type of error but in the value of information and the methods used to obtain it.

What Sibling Research Can Teach Us About Jeb Bush and a 2016 Presidential Run

Avidan Milevsky | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Avidan Milevsky

Although I would be thrilled for George and Jeb to take their place on my couch as we explore their early sibling dynamics, all I can do at this point is juxtapose what we know about the science of siblings and what is known about the Bush family.

America's Day of Shame and Redemption

Bennet Kelley | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

The much delayed release of the report hit the headlines on World Human Rights Day, which commemorates the United Nation's General Assembly adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 (due in no small part to American leadership).

Medical Treatment by Brute Force

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Force-feeding started at Guantanamo in response to fear that self-starving captives would stir anti-American ire. It would be ironic were this response itself to rouse worldwide outrage, making allies less likely to collaborate with us and stiffening our enemies' resolve.

If (When) Baghdad Falls, Keep American Soldiers Away From the Mess Created By Bush and Obama

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

With Iraq falling apart and a new enemy on the horizon that's simply a rebranding of the old one, there's a striking observation to be made about two presidents, Congress, and the leaders who send our soldiers off to war.

Tsunami, Tidal Wave or Earthquake?: The Battle of the Midterm Metaphors

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

The notion that we see our electoral politics as akin to the 2004 Indonesian tsunami or any of the countless other natural disasters which have killed millions without warning is telling. And what it suggests about who we are politically is of far greater concern than which party narrowly captures the Senate in November.

We Are Correcting the Error of 9/12

Terry Mollner | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Terry Mollner

On 9/12, nearly all the nations on Earth were emotionally with the United States. If President Bush had defined the terrorist attack as a criminal act, he would have had nearly every nation on Earth join the coalition he tried to form.

ISIS: A Threat Far Worse Than Al Qaeda

Bernard B. Kerik | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Bernard B. Kerik

The ISIS message is not just a hatred for democracy or the freedoms of the West, but a sick and demented interpretation of Islam, calling for genocide or an annihilation of Christian, Jews and anyone of another religion, including anyone who stands in their way.

ISIS Atrocities in Iraq Represent the Catastrophic Failure of Bush Doctrine and Neoconservative Foreign Policy

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

After 4,804 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq and 2,340 U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan, one million U.S. soldiers wounded in both wars, and a potential cost of up to $6 trillion, the last thing Americans need to see is video of fanatics executing civilians in Iraq.

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

Presidents and Strategic Leadership

Terry Newell | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

Americans (57 percent of them, at any rate) recently gave President Obama a failing grade for his leadership in foreign policy. In Libya, Egypt, Syri...

Where Were Bergdahl Detractors During the Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch Cover-Ups in The Bush Years?

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The Bowe Bergdahl saga has been used by Republicans to shape a convenient narrative; one that claims President Obama jeopardized the nation by free...

The News Is What the New Gitmo Hearings Don't Tell Us

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The current review process is an improvement over the old one, in that the detainee is now assigned two "personal representatives" to help him. But as in Afghanistan, neither is a lawyer or trained advocate. And neither has a budget to do any real investigation of the case.

White House Press Access

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Limited press access to the president and White House events is an important issue that goes right to the heart of America's democratic principles.

How George W. Bush Party Fueled The Tea Party

National Journal | Michael Hirsh | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

During his five years in office, President Obama has often blamed his problems on what George W. Bush left him with: two wars, a historic recession, a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Rewrite Bush Library's Version Of History

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum opened May 1 on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas after much anti...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Did Obama's Talks Move Opinion on Race and Growth?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg One week, two big talks from our Educator-in-Chief: "I'm Trayvon" and "Middle-Out vs. Trickle-Down" economics. Despite Carlos Danger and Baby George, can Obama's reframing change minds long-term?

Georgia -- A Wounded Nation Seeking Self-Definition

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

In my recent visit to Georgia, I learned a local folktale: After God has distributed the entire earth to various nations and tribes, the Georgians, wa...

First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush Show American Compassion in Africa

Anita McBride | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Anita McBride

As we approach this July 4th, Americans have a lot to celebrate in not only their elected presidents but also their first ladies who represent bipartisan commitment to empowering women and improving the health and well-being of the people of Africa and around the world.

BOTH SIDES NOW: After 9/11, Is Obama's NSA Really a Version of Hoover's FBI?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Talk about 'Beyond Right & Left' -- when Franken-Rove clash with Scahill-Beck over the NSA program, knee-jerkers are confused. So Huffington & Matalin debate domestic snooping not by Hoover against protestors in the '60s but by Obama after 9/11 and Boston. Is Snowden an Ellsberg or Manning?