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How John McLaughlin Blew Up Television Talk Shows

Llewellyn King | Posted 08.22.2016 | Media
Llewellyn King

Thirty-four years ago, a former Jesuit priest threw an incendiary device into the world of televised political talk shows. He was John McLaughlin, host of "The McLaughlin Group," who has died at the age of 89.

Nixon Aides Suggest Colleague Was Kidding About Drug War Being Designed To Target Black People

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics

Former aides to President Richard Nixon disavowed a recently published, provocative quote from a colleague about the racial motivation behind the war ...

Recalling a Time When Congressional Bipartisanship Worked for Young Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.23.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A plethora of child care legislation has been passed over the past four decades but programs are still available to only a fraction of the children who need them. The quality of care provided to our children in their early years remains very inadequate, especially for the poorest children.

The Genius of Mad Men's Matt Weiner: It's Not Over

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

Matt Weiner interviewed by his sister Allison Hope-Weiner Jon Hamm, as Don Draper, deserves a happy ending. Not what he got. No woman to call his o...

Confronting Homeland Security's 'SSSS' Watch List

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

If you were to look at my past and present passports, you'd see a host of nations stamped on it that the White House has historically considered an adversary, an "axis of evil" state, or a security threat.

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.

Forty Years After Nixon Resigned: How Lobbyists Prepared for the Ford Transition

Heath Brown | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Heath Brown

There's an irony to how Ford ended up in the White House. The secretive nature of the Nixon White House was its ultimate downfall, but those chosen to rebuild the institution approached the transition with a similar level of secrecy.

LISTEN: Richard Nixon Calls Aristotle A 'Homo,' Warns Of Dangers Of Homosexuality On TV

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An audio recording of former U.S. President Richard Nixon spouting off an anti-gay rant has surfaced. CNN published an excerpt from the tape, whic...

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...

Turning Lemons into Lemonade: 11 Components of a Social Media Crisis Plan

Paula Berg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Paula Berg

While crises are never welcome or wished for, they are a fact of life and an opportunity -- an obligation, even -- to show the world what you're really made of.