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A New (Old) Approach On Climate Change

Sen. Tom Udall | Posted 08.17.2016 | Green
Sen. Tom Udall

Our generation can rise to this challenge. The work of visionary scientists and legislators from my father's era provides the legal foundation on which we can build an economically efficient climate policy for the United States.

50 Years Of Progress Cannot Be Scaled Back: It's Time To Restore The Voting Rights Act

Janet Murguía | Posted 08.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Through these five decades, the VRA has remained a valuable and relevant tool because despite substantial progress in civil rights, our work is not yet done. On several fronts, Latinos continue to be the target of efforts to limit participation in the voting booth.

The My Lai Massacre: Legacy of Body Count Diplomacy

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

April 30th was the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. There were times during my adolescence this war dominated my thoughts. I still think about...

Celebrating 50 Years of Head Start

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

In a rural town like Hinton, Head Start was one of the only early educational opportunities available. It meant a lot to the families there, and still does today. I know, because it meant a lot to my family. That's right; I'm a Head Start kid.

Sustainable Business in LA: One Cup at a Time

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Is farmers' market produce trucked in from Fresno and Madera sustainable? Given the water and other input-intensive nature of raising beef, is it better to buy meat raised in Nebraska and shipped west or do I need to give up meat altogether?

Who Tells the History

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

We must be bold enough to tell our own histories, even as we strive to listen more faithfully. The president reminds us, "America is not some fragile thing."

Why Selma Got It Right

Angela Garcia Combs | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Angela Garcia Combs

Selma depicts, rightfully, black Americans as the catalyst for change, pushing for the dignity they deserve and becoming masters of their own destiny by highlighting the shame, ignorance and inhumanity of their fellow (white) man.

Republicans Just Don't Get It, Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Instead of finding ways to increase our productive capacity and boost household incomes, which are the real wealth creators, Republicans continue to benefit the few at the top of the food chain, most of whom are only interested in enriching themselves.

Kennedy, Dallas, and 50 Years

Mary Buffett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

50 years have come and gone but as a nation, we have still not come to grips with what happened on that weekend; we may never do so until the last one of us passes away.

The Eagle Flies

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

It is not only a magnificent speech we remember this week or powerful faces that beamed through glass television screens that late summer day. We remember who we are.

Both Sides: Caro on LBJ-BHO, Huff/Matalin on a Gay Week

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgHuffington/Matalin discuss how the shunned VP found his voice "in the crack of a gunshot." What can Obama learn from a "political genius" who unified the country on rights but divided it over war?

A Hollow Bomber Jacket

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For the Obama presidency, moral collapse has taken on the appearance of craven clockwork, establishing a concentric pattern of immense damage to economic security at home while ratcheting up warfare overseas.

Gen. Petraeus Goes to Media War

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

Let's be clear about what's happening here. The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan has launched a fierce media blitz to cripple the policy option of any significant military withdrawal a year from now.

Another Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Nobody can win the soul of the party because the party has no real soul. There are no real core principles to which the party ascribes either currently or historically. This is the nature of the Democratic Party.

Bill Moyers Plays LBJ Tapes, Draws Similarities With Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday night, Bill Moyers played clips from the Lyndon B. Johnson tapes on his PBS television show. Moyers drew correlations between the factors f...

Dem Leaders in 1965: "Filibuster Threat Is Too Daunting -- So Let's Just Drop This Civil Rights Crap"

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

It's March 16, 1965. We have a Democratic President. We have large Democratic majorities in both the House and the Senate. It's long been part of the progressive and liberal platform...

Just One More Example of Edward Kennedy's Service to His Country

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

Kennedy's role in ending the Vietnam War should be honored and remembered as a unique contribution he made to serving his country in a very difficult and polarized time.

President Obama's Politics of Dignity

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

President Obama has yet to tell us how to repair our broken institutions. But he may be doing something equally important. He may be showing us the way.

Scholars Reject Similarities Between LBJ, Bush

The Dallas Morning News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Both were from Texas. Both saw their administrations bogged down in unpopular wars. And both saw their domestic political agendas oversh...