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Mission Transition: Much Accomplished, But More to Do

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

It was an honor to present at last week's Mission Transition summit in Washington, D.C., alongside President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. I joined decision-makers from every sector and industry to discuss the transition process for post-9/11 veterans and military families. And I have to say, I am encouraged by what I saw.

Three Heads (of Government) Are Better Than One

Alex Glashausser | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Alex Glashausser

With its multitude of heads, the Hydra of Greek mythology must have faced internal dissension. How did it resolve basic questions such as whom to attack? Or perennial puzzlers such as whether Jerusalem is in Israel? In his "second labor," Hercules used his golden sword to slay the Hydra, so we will never know.

There's Always Money for the Boss

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

CEOs contended their corporations are too poor to pay overtime, but on their next quarterly call with shareholders, they'll brag about record profits. In 2013, corporate profits were at their highest level in 85 years. That same year, employee compensation was at its lowest level in 65 years.

Building on Today's Progress for 2016 and Beyond

Michele Jolin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Michele Jolin

We know more than ever before about what works to improve results for young people, their families and communities, and across the country there is growing bipartisan momentum behind shifting public funds toward evidence-based solutions.

Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It's time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth.

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe Reveals the Political References That George Lucas Worked Into Episodes I - VI

Jim Hill | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As Chris Taylor points out in his terrific new book, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise, there has always been a political component to these motion pictures.

Stop Undermining the President!

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Whatever happened to putting our country first? It seems to me any global unrest becomes an excuse to bash our President for political purposes.

Taking Credit and Accepting Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

I would like that same kind of trust and credibility from our president and his administration and his advisers. They have every right to take credit for their successes, but they also have every responsibility to accept the blame for their mistakes, misjudgments and failures.

The Art of George W. Bush

Mike Smith | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

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Ukraine 2014 Is Grenada 1983

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Sarwar Kashmeri

Before the U.S. gets too worked up about the Russian "invasion" of Ukraine, it should recall its own invasion in 1983 of the idyllic island of Grenada some 100 miles from the United States.

George W. Bush Makes Plea For A Different 1 Percent -- One We Can All Get Behind

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush put the spotlight on veterans while speaking during the Bush's Institute's Empowering Our Nation's' Warriors summit on...

Misremembering America's Wars, 2003-2053

Nick Turse | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Nick Turse

You don't need cybernetic eye implants and immersive propaganda portals to alter history. You don't need to wait decades to have disinformation beamed into your head. You just need a constant stream of misleading information, half truths, and fictions to be promoted, pushed, and peddled until they are accepted as fact.

Conservatives unpatriotically root for Obamacare failure

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The mainstream media has been obsessed with comparing the Affordable Care Act (affectionately known as Obamacare) with various failures by the previou...

The Rapturous George Bush

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Today, former President George W. Bush is giving the keynote speech in Irvine, Texas, at a major fundraising convention for a messianic religious group whose goal is to convert Jews to Christianity, so there can be the Rapture. So much for compassionate conservatism.

Obamacare: Don't Stop Believing

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The healthcare train has left the station, albeit with some struggles. And there will be other hurdles ahead for the law. But, as more Americans see the options that are available to them, they will understand the true significance of Obamacare. And then they will be "addicted to the sugar!"

GOP Does Have Impressive Wins Despite Setback

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats who gloat over Republicans' bad week in Congress might pause to recall that conservatives still own major ...

North Carolina GOP Dubs Millions in Education Cuts as 'Opportunity Scholarships'

Michael Sargeant | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

The GOP is at it again -- trying to give damaging policy ideas a pretty name in hopes that Americans will not notice that the ideas themselves are dangerous.

College Faculty Join Students In Opposing George W. Bush Award

The Colorado Independent | Andrea Tudhope | Posted 07.17.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Andrea Tudhope. Outcry is escalating around the decision made by the University of Denver’s international studies...

Growing Republican Irrelevance

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The Republican Party's refusal to accept the fact that the United States is evolving socially and demographically will drive the party to irrelevance on the national political scene.

George W. Bush: I 'Wasn't Likely To Be Found In A Library, Much Less Found One'

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

DALLAS -- George W. Bush jokes there was a time in his life that he "wasn't likely to be found in a library, much less found one." He delivered sever...

Bush On Cheney: 'I Don't See Him -- Much'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

A lot has changed in the four years since former President George W. Bush left the White House -- including his relationship with his vice president, ...

Bush: 'People Are Surprised'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

When former President George W. Bush's family emails were hacked earlier this year, the world learned something new about the 43rd president: he's a p...

Bush 'Comfortable' With Decisions, Legacy On Iraq

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush reflected on his tenure in the White House during an interview with the Dallas Morning News published Sunday, saying t...

Bush Reportedly Underwent Back Surgery

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Former president George W. Bush had back surgery several months ago, National Journal reports. Two sources close to the Bush family cited a nagging...

Back Story: The Rosa Parks Statue

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I was pleased to read about the recent unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol Building's National Statuary Hall.