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Rebel Flags Coming Down And Progressive Patriotism Rising. Are Flag/ACA/Gay Issues Related?

Mark Green | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


This was the week when lame duck Obama became a political lion. Lowry and Reagan debate its impact on the country and '16. Can Rich find a pony in there somewhere? Key question: will GOP prospects promise new Justices to reverse ACA and gay marriage thereby keeping it a rallying issue for Democrats? (Fish gotta swim...)

The My Lai Massacre: Legacy of Body Count Diplomacy

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | 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...

#ReclaimMLK: A Radical Dream Unrealized

Arielle Newton | Posted 03.21.2015 | Black Voices
Arielle Newton

Despite their persistent attempts to make it so, Dr. King was not merely a passive Black leader; he was a radical revolutionary whose vision of a racially and economically equitable society has yet to be realized.

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.

How Nixon Ruined The Relationship Between The White House And The Press

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

The White House has become much more secretive and selective about what it communicates to the public over the years, and President Richard Nixon coul...

The Rise and Fall of the Nation's Largest Student Movement: the Students for Democratic Society

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Today, the student-activist organization Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is being reactivated on college campuses around the country as the New SDS. Yet, how many of its new members are aware of SDS's complex past and the role of its legendary leader, Carl Oglesby?

Recollections of Harold Ramis' Animal House, 'Double Secret Probation' Edition

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.27.2014 | Comedy
Robert David Jaffee

Ramis represented all of us who have struggled, all of us who have not gone the conventional route, who have not ended up in medicine or law, for instance.

Air Force Thunderbirds: The Sound of Freedom

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Early this morning, New Year's Day, my son, who lives in Southern California, 'Facebooked' me a photo of contrails made by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on their way to the 125th Rose Parade and mentioned the roar they made.

Political Plate Tectonics in the Civil Rights Era

Jarryd Willis | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

A Morning Joe discussion with Kevin Williamson about his recent National Review piece on President Eisenhower and his moderate temperament (relative to today's GOP) ended with a disagreement he had with MSNBC's Steve Kornacki over when the South turned Red.

Singer Uses White House Performance To Totally School Richard Nixon

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

When President Richard Nixon showed up in the White House's East Room on Jan. 28, 1972 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Readers' Digest," he prob...

I Love You, Man! Did Nixon 'Drunk Dial'??

Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

Do United States presidents ever drunk dial people? You decide. The CNN documentary "Our Nixon" features a recording of former President Richard Ni...

An Obama-Rouhani Communique: The World's Best Chance at Peace

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 09.23.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Favoring the pressure track of sanctions over a military intervention, it is not yet clear whether Obama is contemplating a grand bargain with Tehran, but the glimmer of an opportunity seems there. What is certain is that Rouhani represents Washington's best chance for peace.

Honorable Death, Misguided Policy

Stephen Downing | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Stephen Downing

When I think of the destruction wrought by the war on drugs, I think of the many police officers killed in the line of duty attempting to enforce our ...

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.

Nixon at 100

Roger Stone | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Roger Stone

My admiration then for RN is due to his grit, his durability, his physical and political discipline, his resilience and his indestructibility. "You are only defeated when you quit," he would say. Richard Nixon never quit.

Robert Bork Leaves Legacy for Right and Left

Hans Johnson | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

The death of influential former judge Robert Bork marks the conclusion of a career in conservative advocacy, on and off the bench, and the closing of an era in American politics.

Elvis Presley's Letter to President Nixon (PHOTOS)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 01.29.2013 | Weird News
Alexandra Holzer

What if you fell upon a piece of Elvis Presley history? After all, he was just a mere mortal, right? Well, to millions around the world he is as much as a magical being as he ever was when he first began his career as a musician and actor in the '50s.

BOTH SIDES: Senor Romney No Bueno? Why Is Issa Furious? A Solomanic SCOTUS?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan & Matalin agree with Obama's new policy on young immigrants but then clash over why Romney doesn't. Is self-deportation politically self-immolating?

Coming Back to Manahawkin, N.J.

Tom Davis | Posted 07.31.2012 | New York
Tom Davis

I was in my mid-to-late 20s, and I was alone, in Manahawkin, N.J., living the southern Ocean County life. And I finally found love. Now, my wife and I are back, writing about it, living and remembering the life we once knew.

How Would History Have Been Different if Richard Nixon Had Won the 1960 Presidential Election?

Quora | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

An interesting question for sure! This is the stuff that comes to mind, in no real order -- but really, after '76 all bets are off.

On Endangered Species Day, Stories of Unparalleled Success

Kieran Suckling | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Kieran Suckling

It has saved 99 percent of the 1,482 native species under its care from disappearing forever. But the Act isn't just about avoiding extinction. It's about setting these species on a path to recovery. On that point, there are amazing stories worth celebrating:

Both Sides: Has Obama Grown in Office? OK to Tout OBL Death?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhat matters more with Bin Laden - the raid or an ad? Dizzy Dean: "It ain't bragging if you done it."

Nixon in China, 40 Years Later

Winston Lord | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Winston Lord

Myth: Henry Kissinger was the first American official in China since 1949. Fact: On Kissinger's secret trip to China in July 1971, my dad conveniently made sure he was at the front of the Pakistani-piloted plane as it entered Chinese airspace. Some would say he ran to the front.

Drug Czar "Too Busy" to Meet With Fellow Cops

Norm Stamper | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Back in June, representatives of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition marched from the National Press Club to the Office of National Drug Control Policy headquarters. Our mission: to hand-deliver a copy of our new report.

Elected Officials, VIPs and Grassroots Slam Drug War on 40th Anniversary

Tony Newman | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Tony Newman

June 17 will mark forty years since President Richard Nixon officially declared a "war on drugs." A trillion dollars and millions of ruined lives later, the war on drugs has proven to be a catastrophic failure.