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Decanting the Truth

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

In a press interview regarding the Iraq war, Vice-President Dick Cheney was asked "Over 70 percent of Americans disagree with this war, what is your r...

After the Nuke Test, the US and North Korea Should Keep Talking

Michael Roston | Posted 06.02.2011 | World
Michael Roston

History is not on North Korea's side, and ensnaring the hermit state in negotiations establishes some possibility of reining in its behaviors.

Gasoline Prices Up $.25/Gallon in Two Weeks -- Time to Refocus on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

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

It is time for the Obama administration to show it is cognizant of the creeping upward push of oil and gasoline prices and its impact on a still very fragile economy.

It's Official: Bush Admin Saw Iraq As Religious War

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As someone who still has friends over in Iraq and Afghanistan, it boils my blood to think that insurgents and terrorists now have something else to show around as "proof" that America is "fighting a war on Islam."

Congressman Jim Moran on Torture and Accountability

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

Congressman Moran: Those who are culpable need to be judged by their peers and I think we need to put in place some kinds of structures to ensure that we never repeat our mistakes.

Unexpected Karmic Consequences

Matthew Weiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Weiner

Buddhism is deadly serious about nonviolence, because karma has serious consequences. Morality is never about a person's right to choose, but about understanding the consequences of ones actions.

Wanted: Superhero, Eastern Europe Beat

Scott Diel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Diel

A friend of mine in the United States recently got shot. Now the media says he's a hero. Hero or unfortunate son of a bitch? In America, it's a fine line that separates them.

The 40-Year-Old Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

It seems almost ridiculous, or at least unnecessary, to talk about "demonstrable" results (let alone successes) from Bush's 2008 package when the economy has so visibly deteriorated since its passage.

Bill Clinton and George W. to Share a Stage in Toronto and Rake Up the Bucks

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Felsenthal

There is no pretext this time of helping anyone but themselves -- a change from the days when "W" dispatched his father and his predecessor to work in tandem for the world's good.

Don't Prosecute -- and Scapegoat -- Torture Operatives; Go for the Top

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

Should we prosecute the agents who committed the torture? We should not. As a longtime advocate for prosecutions, that may sound surprising coming from me.

A Fair Shake for Those Who are Not Already Rich and Powerful

Bob Herbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Herbert

If you don't think you can do anything about the conditions of the society, then you won't even make the effort to clearly understand the issues. What would be the point?

Fear and Loathing of Change

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

I'm not a lawyer. I can't see a law school from my house. But I know the dark, twisted, sick, fetish language in the torture memos is not what America stands for.

Obama and the End of the "Clash of Civilizations"

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

The principles of Islam and the principles established in America's founding documents are not that far apart. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are Islamic principles, too.

Who's Responsible? We Might Never Know

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The mistakes or missteps of President Bush lie not merely in his administration's lack of transparency, but in its disregard for the establishment of goals.

In Search of a Model Muslim State

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Parvez Ahmed

A "model Muslim state" at the bare minimum must embody Islam's normative ethics.

So What If Obama Bowed? HALAS!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

The President is speaking a language of acceptance and outreach to the Muslim world that is quite sincere.

Bush Throws Pitch At Texas Rangers Game (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Unlike the boos he received around this time last year, former President Bush was actually applauded while throwing out the first pitch at a Texas Ran...

Government Forced to Back Down on Misdirected Halliburton Case

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

The U.S. Justice Department withdrew its 10-count major frauds charge against Jeff Mazon and instead accepted a misdemeanor plea agreement -- a victory for Mazon and a black eye both for the Justice Department and Judge McDade,

"Flying While Arab" Continues to Soar

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

"Miss!" A large man with a crew cut pointed at me and exclaimed, "You have a bomb in your shoe!" This dude was talking to me. I was shocked.

Bush U.S. Attorneys Still Refusing To Leave

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the better spoils of winning the presidency is the power to appoint nearly 100 top prosecutors across the country. But filling the plum jobs ha...

The Most Dangerous Neighborhood in the United States

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
B. Jeffrey Madoff

It's not the people in poor neighborhoods who are most likely to steal your money. The greatest and most far reaching financial damage is perpetrated by the wealthy.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Dirty Diaper White House Visit (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Monday night Elisabeth Hasselbeck told Jay Leno about her January White House visit, including an overshare of all the poopy-diaper details. Hassel...

Bailout May Bring More Economic Disaster If Obama Doesn't Act

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Obama should publicly go along with Paulson's plan for now. But he should quietly create a new banking institution free of toxic debt and repeal the bailout in 2009.

Lucky Diamond and President Obama's Dog Naming Political Party

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

According to Mrs. Obama, the only thing still up in the air is the presidential pooch's name. What's in a name anyway?

I.O.U. Who?

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Judith Ellis

The documentary, I.O.U.S.A, was recently brought to my attention and it will probably be the most sobering clip that you will ever see about the state of the economy.