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Why We Torture

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 01.20.2015 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.13.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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?

Happy Birthday To America's Favorite Bush

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 89th birthday on Wednesday. His son, George W. Bush, can claim a few legacies that may not make th...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Scandals-Without-Headines I: Constitution-Gate!

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgShow trials and screw-ups do not make for true "scandals." But what about GOP efforts to in effect deny the original intent of Article II when it comes to Obama's constitutional power to name judges? Spitzer & Matalin debate this as well as the NSA and Rice-Power appointments.

A Pathological Moral Environment

Mike Lux | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If this deadly dynamic isn't solved -- if the biggest banks aren't broken up, if the Department of Justice doesn't start prosecuting crime in the financial sector -- our country will in the not too distant future see a financial crisis far worse than in 2008.

Presidents Bush and Obama, and the Faith Divide

Matthew Dowd | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Both men speak of God and the Bible and faith in many of their speeches and conversations. And both men are self-professed Christians, but for some reason many doubt the faith and commitment of President Obama while never doubting the same of President Bush. Why is that?

Curses: Motherly Approval of the President

Jana Novak | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Jana Novak

This week, the new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be opening to the public. That's all well and good, and certainly wonderfully high-brow. It also served to remind me of a wonderfully "low-brow" personal story I have about President Bush and my mother.