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Bold New World: Reflections on Netroots Nation 2010

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Beware the myth of the monolith -- we netroots activists come from all walks of American life to do the hard work of creating harmony from cacophony in a tradition as patriotic as our country's motto, E Pluribus Unum.

Jonathan Alter's 'The Promise': Barney Frank To Hank Paulson 'F**k You! F**K You!'

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The leaked portions of Newsweek scribe Jonathan Alter's "The Promise," which details President Obama's first year in office and is due out in May 18,...

I'll Just Stick to the Math!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

I decided I needed to do something instead of just sitting around complaining about how we were getting ripped off by Wall Street, so I threw my two cents into the debate about the economy by writing my first Huffington Post blog.

Frustrated by the Kagan Hearings? Blame Tom Daschle

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Reaching for a way to impact judicial nominations while in the minority, Democrats during the Bush administration agreed upon a strategy of fighting Bush's nominees based upon ideology as opposed to qualifications.

Peggy Noonan's Shameless Attempt To Rewrite (Her Own) History

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

War hawks like Peggy Noonan have to find some way to wipe the slate clean. They have to at least try to rewrite history because if they let the true facts go unchallenged, that means liberal doves were right about U.S. foreign policy.

Laura Bush Poisoning Claim Unlikely, Homeland Security Expert Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Were George W. Bush and Laura Bush poisoned at a 2007 European conference of world leaders as Mrs. Bush asserts in her new memoir? Maybe not. In the ...

Fox News Caught Spreading Myths and Falsehoods About Gulf Oil Spill

RP Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
RP Siegel

Getting away with murder has always been difficult, as it should be, but it gets a lot easier with a large enough press corps behind you.

Imagining a World Without Oil

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

We have seen the deadly results and heartbreak in the Gulf of Mexico from every angle and are shocked and moved by what we see. But is it enough to get us to move from inertia into personal action and social change?

President Obama's Dismissal of General McChrystal is True to Form

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Much has been written about President Obama's decisive firing of General McChrystal from his command in Afghanistan. Yet it should have come to no one's surprise given an event now near forgotten over a year ago.

Goldman = WorldCom = 80+ Senate Votes

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

As Obama today returns to Cooper Union to reprise his arguments for financial regulatory reform, we know this: whatever the ultimate legal merits of the SEC's case against Goldman Sachs, the political impact now will be a game changer.

Obama and the Oil Spill: In the Abstract

Christopher Chabris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Chabris

The preference for the concrete over the abstract is a universal feature of the human mind, not a conservative or liberal foible. President Obama should consider this fact carefully when crafting his messages.

Dangerous Right Wing Rhetoric: There Will Be Blood

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's a shame that not one legit Republican in power is willing to publicly condemn the dangerous rhetoric. But why should they, I guess. They hope to benefit by it come November.

Americans Simply Don't Do Sacrifice Anymore

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Instead of prayer, the president could have asked us all in his address to make sacrifices towards the goal of weaning ourselves off of fossil fuels. It wouldn't have hurt. But it would have been mostly ignored.

GOP Spews Hypocrisies as BP Rig Gushes Gallons Into Gulf

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The GOP will be hitting Fox News again this week with an ironic demand that the government, which they say in all other circumstances cannot do anythi...

Seder Talking Points: Seven Secrets of Passover

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

You, too, can be a seder know-it-all. Herewith are selected seder talking points to help you steer your Passover conversation away from the same tired jokes about matzah and constipation.

More "Congressional Depravity" on Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

By refusing to demonstrate leadership on the issues, Obama has played into the hands of his opponents. The losers are not just the Dems, but the prisoners at GITMO, who now seem more abandoned than at any time since GITMO's first years.

New Justice Department Push To Keep Bush Aides From Testifying

Murray Waas | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Murray Waas

The Justice Department filed papers in court late Monday asking a federal judge to temporarily set aside his own order directing White House officials...

OPEC Meets Singing Hymnals to "Beautiful Prices"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Oil at $80 a barrel is an outrage and a reflection of this country's, as the world's largest consumer of oil, lack of leadership on matters oil pricing.

Christopher Michel: Bush's Ghostwriter

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The inside story of how a 28-year-old ex-Yalie and former speechwriter, Christopher Michel, became the man behind Dubya's memoirs....

Afghan Prince Says U.S. and Coalition Forces Making Big Mistake

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Prince Abdul Ali Seraj is a direct descendant of nine generations of Kings of Afghanistan. He is also the President of the National Coalition for Dial...

What Is It With Men and Their Chauffeurs?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

What is this thing between public officials and their drivers? Why do public officials appoint them to positions of great power and responsibility while paying so little attention to their credentials?

George W. Bush Says Prayers Helped In Tough Times As President | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Former President George W. Bush turned to his faith amid the tough times during his eight years in office, he said Saturday at a religious school's ba...

Survivor: Health Care Reform

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Watch as America's leading political parties square off. Who will win America's hearts as contestants vie over tort reform, pre-existing conditions, health coverage for all, and insurance reforms?

Why Do Republicans Love to Bash Teachers?

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Many charter schools are great but they are nowhere near a comprehensive solution for the mass-scale crisis of equity and opportunity in America's schools.

Sam Stein

Justice Department Report Accuses Torture Memo Writers Of 'Poor Judgment' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE -- Saturday, Feb. 20, 1:08 AM: John Yoo, the lead author of the Bush administration's "torture memo," believes that an American president's pow...