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I Am Julian Assange

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Moore

WikiLeaks has shown there is an America in civics textbooks and an America that functions differently in the real world. Adequate information might move us closer to the ideal. I want to know.

President Obama Should Have Fought This One

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Obama has again bent to the economic philosophy that rewards the casino gamblers on Wall Street and leaves the majority of the country standing outside the casino with a tin cup -- hoping that the gamblers are at least big tippers.

Obama Admits: I Was Born in Morocco

Alex Blaze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Alex Blaze

"It's half-way between Kenya and the US," Mr. Obama explained, "so in the spirit of bipartisan compromise I'm going to admit that I was born in Morocco."

What Did You Say?

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

The cynics prevailed on November 2. And for those who are suffering the most -- the poor, unemployed, and foreclosed upon -- your nightmare is about to be extended.

Why I (Still) Love George W. Bush

Billy Hallowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Hallowell

Suck it up, haters. I love George W. Bush and I'm not afraid to admit it, nor am I hesitant to explain why.

Time to roll out the Obama/Clinton 2012 ticket

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Nothing personal against Senator Biden, but the Sarah Palin-teabag type of GOP is here to stay. Whomever the 2012 GOP ticket consists of, its probably...

The President Is Dispiriting: He Still Doesn't Get It

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

We can't rely on the President to do what's right. He just does. We have to be right. The nation depends on our autonomy and determination. Anything else could literally mean the end of our democracy.

Voting Against

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

There was very little values narrative in this election. And there was almost no attention to the faith community and its concerns. But the issues we face now are profoundly moral questions. We have work to do.

Election Day November 2010

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Excerpted from the introduction to "The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office" by John Bredar. Scroll down to see a slide show ...

Football Helmets As Weapons...Time to Ban the Kickoff?

Joe Lapointe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Any football viewer knows that a disproportionate amount of serious head and spinal injuries occur on kickoffs when large, aggressive and armored athletes charge toward each other from great distances.

Donald Trump's Hair and the Presidency

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

Trump is trying to better others' lives. During an election season when everyone is saying Americans are voting squarely on jobs and nothing else, Trump is sending the right message.

President Obama: Veto Yes; Pocket Veto, No!

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

The Constitution does not give presidents the option of choosing, or worse inventing, a veto method.

Flannery O'Connor for Congress

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

When you find yourself agreeing with one of those Sunday morning talking heads, remember, it's like carnival food -- it tastes good, but it isn't good for you.

Friday Talking Points [141] -- Rahm's Exit Contest Winner Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will begin today's column by drying a tear as we all wish Rahm Emanuel a fond farewell. Actually, I am lying. I am drying no tears for Rahm becaus...

Generation44's Inaugural Summit Aims to Cultivate Young Leaders

Nomiki Konst | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Nomiki Konst

On September 30, Gen44 kicks of its Inaugural Summit, featuring a concert with the President himself and musician, B.o.B., in Washington, DC.

Serj Tankian Talks Politics and Finds the Art of "Imperfection"

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Some band frontmen use their hiatus to take a full-on sabbatical from the studio in some faraway villa. Then there's people like Serj Takian, former leader singer of System of a Down.

$11-Million Monument to Benazir Bhutto: APPROVED

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

As flood waters ravage Pakistan's land and 20 million of its people, , yet another devastating blow has hit Pakistan: the government approved an $11-million statue of Benazir Bhutto. Yes, this is Pakistani taxpayer money.

How to Order Pants like a President

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jack Hidary

You would think that the leader of the free world wouldn't even have to think about where his or her pants come from, but you would be wrong. In th...

The War in Iraq: At What Cost?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The president asked the nation to "turn the page" last night. But what makes me so sad this morning is the enormous human cost of the war in Iraq; and how a massive number of people and families -- in America and Iraq -- have had their lives ended or changed forever because of this war and will have a hard time turning the page. So was the war in Iraq worth the enormous human cost?

How About a Press Conference, Mister President?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama were taking questions on a regular basis and forcefully standing up for his ideas and his perception of day-to-day issues, he would do a much better job of making his case to the American people.

Books Keep The Obamas Busy On Vacation

New York Times | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The president and his daughters have books to keep them company; they bought two bags' worth at a bookstore here over the sunny weekend....

Edward Kennedy

Burton Hersh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Burton Hersh

The history of the brothers Kennedy tends to come away in layers. Founding Father Joe Kennedy engineered that as he traded favors among the press mogu...

Summer News Coverage: Usual Fare for First Families

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Here are just a few of the news stories involving the president and his family over the course of the summer: • In June the president assured the ...

President and Congress Ignored My Family's Warnings About McChrystal

Mary Tillman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mary Tillman

Over the last five years the Pentagon and Congress have had numerous opportunities to hold accountable those responsible for the cover-up of my son Pat's death. Each time they've failed.

US: 2012 Pres (Clarus 7/26-27)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Clarus Research Group 7/26-27/10; 374 registered voters, 5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Clarus release) National 2012 President...