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President Harry Truman

Passing the Buck

Tom Allon | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Tom Allon

We should not equate post-tragedy toughness with perfect leadership. It's time we started asking questions like: How did this happen?

Presidential Leadership Matters

Anthony Figliola | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Anthony Figliola

As the midterm elections draw to a close, the voters of these United States will be focused on 2016 and who the next president should be. The guiding quality for all candidates should be whether they are competent and ready to lead.

Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Warren Adler

To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.

The U.S. Is Really Good at Celebrating War, Peace Not So Much

Vincent Intondi | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Vincent Intondi

Currently, the U.S. has three peace museums nationwide. However, there is no shortage of memorials and museums that highlight our weapons, technology, and bombs.

Truman's Assassination Attempt Is Reminder Of U.S.-Puerto Rico Relations

VOXXI | W. Alejandro Sanchez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

This Friday, November 1, marks the 63rd anniversary of the 1950 assassination attempt on President Harry Truman by two Puerto Rican nationalists: Osca...

Harry Truman Advises Obama in Charlotte: Reconvene Congress to Fix Fiscal Cliff

Victor Williams | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

At the 1948 Democratic National Convention, Harry Truman accepted his party's nomination with a bold speech condemning the "Do Nothing" Republican Congress. President Truman was substantive and specific.

A Fighter for the Ages

Al Madison | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Al Madison

Like Truman, in order to win, Obama must take head-on not only the powerful forces of privilege and greed in this country but also Republicans in Congress that are at least as unpopular as Truman's foil.

The Half-Billion Solyndra Debacle -- Why Is Steven Chu Energy Secretary?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has impressive credentials, but he is sadly miscast for the rough and tumble, oft unforgiving world of oil and energy markets and its cast of malign actors

How The Seven Biggest Presidential Speeches On The Economy Failed

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: President Barack Obama will give a speech before a joint session of Congress this week, in which he will lay out a job creation pl...

Afghanistan: Presidential Double Standards and Military Power

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

If any president is going to "cut and run" from an American military engagement he or she better be a Republican. This narrative runs deep in American political discourse.