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Ted Cruz Deserves Award for Service to Democrats

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

I hereby nominate Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for a Prize for Outstanding Service to the Democratic Party. Surely he has done more for Democrats than ...

My Miriam Carey Moment: A Cry for Help

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

I realize that the nation, in particular D.C., has been on edge of late, following the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard and the government shutdown. But there has got to be a better way for police and Secret Service to handle unarmed, psychotic people, short of killing them.

Senator Cruz Blows 'Sister Souljah Moment'

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

When Bill Clinton was campaigning for president in 1992, while speaking at a Jesse Jackson Rainbow Coalition event, he famously confronted an African American hip hop artist and political activist named Sister Souljah.

Happy Birthday, Monica?

Posted 07.23.2013 | Comedy

BaracksDubs has made a name for itself by masterfully recutting President Barack Obama's speeches into popular songs. This time they are taking a stab...

Helen Thomas Paved the Way for Women Journalists

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Nancy Wurtzel

Presidents showed Helen Thomas, who died Friday at age 92, deference. Deference for the longevity of her reporting and for her sharp questions that could puncture a carefully crafted facade and go to the heart of an issue.

Politicians Have Not Been the Leaders of the Gay Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?

Students: Prepare for a New Era of Design Innovation, Says Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs

Alice Korngold | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Alice Korngold

Preparing engineering students for global problem solving is good for business and good for the world -- motivating students in STEM education, preparing graduates for employment, advancing women, training people to find solutions to vital issues, and fostering global economic development.

Making a Difference in Africa

Barry Segal | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Barry Segal

New York, NY -- President Bill Clinton delivered the keynote address at the Segal Family Foundation's Annual Meeting of grantees at Lighthouse Executi...

An IRS With Integrity: Will This Be the Dawn of Another New Era?

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Amy Dardashtian

Will today mark the dawning of another new era? Or will Congress miss the opportunity to examine the problems within the agency that extend beyond this one scandal?

Bill Clinton's Favorite Books

Posted 05.14.2013 | Books

With the recent opening of the George W. Bush Library, we thought it would be a great opportunity to remind ourselves of former presidents' favorite r...

Disruptive Difference: World Education Leaders Unite At Global Education and Skills Forum

Vikas Pota | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Vikas Pota

As a professional conference go-er, the Global Education & Skills Forum reminded me very much of the World Economic Forum's Annual Summit in Davos for its professionalism, and high caliber of delegates.

President Clinton Says DOMA Is Unconstitutional (So Why Don't I Feel Grateful?)

Elizabeth Birch | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Birch

I know I should shut up. Shut up and be grateful we are making progress. But I guess I am attached to an accurate historic record.

Hugo Chávez and Victor Hugo

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Norman MacAfee

I knew that Gore had seen the musical of Les Misérables with his sister, who was dying of cancer. I knew that Chávez's favorite book was Les Misérables. So I put the two men together.

WATCH: Bill Clinton Razzes Betty White

Posted 02.04.2013 | TV

President Bill Clinton is full of jokes for NBC's Betty White birthday special. In the segment above, Clinton announces he has a 2016 presidential ...

Let's Move, Let's Run

David Willey | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

There are so many physical, mental, and emotional benefits to even a simple running "routine." No fancy equipment needed, no teams to make -- just a pair of shoes and some guidance and encouragement.

Will Maria Shriver Fill Uncle Ted's Senate Shoes?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

From WJZ-TV in Baltimore where she became fast friends with work colleague Oprah Winfrey to the CBS Morning News to anchoring, producing and reporting for NBC News, Maria proved herself again and again as someone who works hard and with a conscience. And why not?

Bill Clinton Named 'Father Of The Year'

Posted 01.10.2013 | Parents

Former President Bill Clinton will be honored as a "father of the year" by the The National Father’s Day Council this coming June, the Council annou...

NY Times Ad: Prohibition Is Finally Coming to an End

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

This past year was the best ever for our growing movement to end the war on drugs. Marijuana legalization and broader drug policy reform have moved from the fringes to the mainstream of U.S. and international politics.

Don't Expect Politicians to Push for Stricter Gun Laws

Michael P. Owens | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Michael P. Owens

It is events like this that reaffirm how precious life really is and makes you stop to reflect on how fortunate you are to have the ones closest to you. It is also events like these that initiate a public outcry for solutions to prevent tragedies like this from happening in the first place.

The Road to Jobs and Economic Growth

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

One of the great lies of our time is that raising taxes on the wealthy hurts job creation and undermines economic growth. There is absolutely no evidence anywhere in the world that this claim is true. In fact, all the evidence points to the exact opposite being true.

Bill Clinton: "The Most Trusted Person in America"

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Bill Clinton, through his good works, his wife's loyalty and good works, and right-wing revisionist history has become the "most trusted man in America." That is quite a lifetime achievement.

PHOTO: Bubba And Bruce Share A Laugh

Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen and former President Bill Clinton campaigned for President Barack Obama in Parma, Ohio, on Thursday. The event comes a d...

Reinventing the Model for Solving Global Ills - Six Lessons from the Clinton Global Initiative 2012

Joan Michelson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Joan Michelson

How do we make solid, faster progress in solving the world's most intractable problems?

Romney's 47 Percent Solution

Harlan Green | Posted 11.20.2012 | Money
Harlan Green

Neither trickle-down economics, nor the wealth redistribution upward that accompanies it have been good for the country -- certainly not Romney's 47 percent solution.

Obama Campaign Wins Week but Majority Believe Acceptance Speech Didn't Provide Enough Details or Vision

David K. Rehr | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
David K. Rehr

The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management Survey called The Horse Race Finds that President Obama's Campaign Wins Week ...