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Jimmy Carter: It Might Be An Embarrassment To Obama To Single Out Black People

Posted 03.25.2014 | Black Voices

During a HuffPost Live interview on Tuesday, former president Jimmy Carter used the Obama administration's handling of African-American issues as a pa...

Jimmy Carter On Hillary Clinton In 2016: 'She'll Have A Good Chance'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter has expressed early support for a potential presidential run for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016, tell...

Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Today is former President Jimmy Carter's birthday. Happy 89th, Mr. President! Jimmy Carter and aide jump the fence at LaGuardia Airport. (Phot...

Carter Slams 'Legal Bribery Of Candidates'

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that unchecked political contributions are "legal bribery of candidates" and denounced a U.S. ...

Jimmy Carter Blames Religious Leaders For Women's Mistreatment

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of w...

Leaders Meet to Discuss How to Legalize Pot

Sue Rusche | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Sue Rusche

Seven times more Americans age 12 and older use alcohol than marijuana. If legalization states don't draw up regulations that are tougher than those regulating alcohol and tobacco, we can expect to see huge increases in marijuana use, especially among children. They have a daunting task.

Hurting the Cuban People Since 1960

Richard Walden | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Richard Walden

When Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed genocide from 1975 to 1978, which ultimately took 2 million lives, the U.S. government was slow to allow relief ...

Reluctant Activist Gloria Steinem Returns to Her Roots: Mr. President Appoint Her!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.05.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As I watch the new PBS series, "Makers: The Women Who Make America," which kicked off Feb. 26th, I am reminded of my encounter with one of those makers, Gloria Steinem, in the election battleground state of Ohio last fall.

Jimmy Carter Announces Big New Gig

AP | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

MACON, Ga. -- Former President Jimmy Carter has become a member of the board of trustees at Mercer University. The 88-year-old Carter told the newspa...

Former President Carter To Address Democratic National Convention By Video

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter will address the Democratic National Convention by video on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 4, according to a press releas...

Science, Gays, Women, War And The Bible: President Jimmy Carter Answers The Hard Questions

Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion

Jimmy Carter served as the 39th president of the United States, founded the Carter Center and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. President Carter is a...

Iran, the U.S. and Israel: Blind Man's Buff

Barry Lando | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Travelling back and forward between Tehran and the U.S. in 1980, I was struck by the total inability of Americans, even at the highest level, to understand the history that drove the hatred of all things American that had exploded in Iran.

Jimmy Carter Interview: Real Story Behind Egypt Israeli Peace Deal

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

"I felt that one of the reasons that I was elected President was to try to bring peace to the Holy Land."

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Passionately Calls On U.S. to Stop Bloodshed by Legalizing Drugs

Tony Newman | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Tony Newman

President Fox is part of a growing choir of world leaders speaking out against the drug war.

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...

The Drug War: America's Costly Addiction

Michael Santos | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Michael Santos

It surprises me that during these times of economic distress, taxpayers don't protest with the upside-down logic of spending more money to lock people in cages while spending less money to educate people.

Plaintiffs Drop Suit Over Jimmy Carter Book | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books

A $5 million lawsuit against Simon & Schuster over a book by former President Jimmy Carter was dropped by the plaintiffs on Thursday, three months aft...

What Jimmy Carter Can't Change in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.12.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Carter recently met with Fidel Castro casually and at length in his living room. As before, Carter found points on which to praise the government, but it sounded more like diplomatic formalities than real points of consensus.

My Meeting With Jimmy Carter in Havana

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

He was the first American president I shouted a slogan at. Three decades later, here I am in Havana, talking with him and other familiar faces from our nascent civil society.

Why Historical Accounts Matter

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

In November 1979, while Iranian students took hostages after occupying the American embassy in Tehran, I was raising my four-year-old son and trying t...

A Formula for Failure

Michael Bendetson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

The Great Recession has exposed a major flaw in the American economy beyond risky derivatives: an intellectual elite that now seeks success at the expense of our society -- instead of through it.

Embargoed Jimmy Carter Book Appears Briefly On Google Books

Political Bookworm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jimmy Carter's "White House Diary," embargoed by its publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux until its release on Monday, had a brief ride on Google books...

Archbishop Oscar Romero: Thirty Years and Little Learned

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Despite the actions of the mighty Texas Board of Education to erase his memory, Archbishop Romero will be long remembered as a friend of the oppressed and a champion of the poor.

And Carter Thought He Faced National Malaise

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

The U.S. seems to have already begun its own "lost decade." Unlike Japan, the U.S. is expending its precious resources on fighting two debilitating wars and maintaining a declining empire. If we're lucky we will be "lost" only for a decade.

Jason Carter, Jimmy Carter's Grandson, Vies To Return Family Name To Georgia Politics

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — The eldest grandson of former President Jimmy Carter has won a suburban Atlanta state Senate seat in a special election Tuesday night....