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Former Presidents' Opportunities Expand

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In the first 200 years of the republic, just three presidents survived more than two decades after leaving office: John Adams, Mart...

Analysts Report America Added 1.1 Million New Millionaires During Obama's First Three Years

Posted 02.22.2013 | Business

Debate over the strength of the U.S. economy has been at the heart of much of this year's presidential election. Mitt Romney has continually slammed P...

Hating the President

Keith Gaby | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Keith Gaby

The important truth is that a significant minority is almost always going to hate whomever is president. And before we get nostalgic, it happened to Jefferson, Lincoln and FDR, too.

Your Obnoxiously-Political Facebook Friends: 5 Tips for Dealing With Them

Andrea Bonior | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrea Bonior

We've all got them, no matter how left or right you lean. They're the Facebook friends who can't post a single status update without making it political, or who seem to share every last bit of oversimplified propaganda they come across.

Why I'm Finished With Presidential Politics

Stanley K. Sheinbaum | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Stanley K. Sheinbaum

I must sound like a grouchy old man. Well, sometimes I am a grouchy old man. But if I am grouchy, it's because it seems so obvious to me that a functional democracy needs involved citizens and that these citizens need to care about each other rather than tear each other down.

Jon Ward

Election 2012: The War Over Women Voters Heats Up In Ohio | Jon Ward | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -– The war over women is on. The Obama and Romney campaigns both reached out Tuesday to women voters, the key voter demographic th...

Why the Clintons Need Obama to Win: Uncertainty as Hillary Pushes the Big Geopolitical Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
William Bradley

If Hillary Clinton is to have the option of running for president in 2016, she needs a strong legacy as secretary of state, by far the most important post she's ever held.

Occupy Wanes, Ignoring 'Regime Change'

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Arthur Bruzzone

Occupy protesters have held Obama blameless. That's not the case for Occupy's distant cousin, the Tea Party movement. They actively opposed Republican candidates across the nation -- which gave way to campaign politics. They found an end game.

At 'Big Tent' Politics, Lincoln Was the Best

Grant Calder | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Grant Calder

Succeeding at "big tent" politics requires a sense of timing and flexibility. Some refer to the latter as "flip-flopping," but only when their opponents do it.

Have Scientific Questions? There Are No 'Answers in Genesis'

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.04.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

When we permit theology to define our science, we end up with gibberish, but not even consistent gibberish.

The Great Socialist Deception

Ben Daniel | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Ben Daniel

When Republican presidential aspirants wish to discredit Barack Obama's policies, they call him a socialist. But is he? Of course not.

GOP: Do the Right Thing and Forfeit

Gavin Shulman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

We should be focusing on the things that really matter. Like Justin Timberlake's new beard. Love it or lose it? Now that's a poll worth participating in.

It's A Wonderful -- Newt?

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

If the glut of corporate money continues to poison our political system, it is possible that we could elect Newt "Mr. Potter" Gingrich to the presidency. How would someone who seems to know and care so little about poor people govern our country?

No Rocking Chairs for Me! A 100-Year-Old's Retrospective on Presidential Politics

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Esther Tuttle has seen a lot of history. After all, she turned 100 years old on July 1st of this year. The Presidents Mrs. Tuttle "loved" were: FDR. Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, Carter and Reagan. An eclectic bunch if ever there was one.

History Will Judge the Next President Primarily on Global Warming

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

When it comes to overcoming global warming, we are in kairotic time; our global warming kairos moment has arrived, and it won't last forever.

Rick Perry Is A Daddy Brand

Brian Hardwick | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Brian Hardwick

I can't help think that despite the amazing amount of logical arguments that have emerged over the last week undermining Rick Perry's candidacy, he re...

Celebrity Culture, Media and Presidential Politics

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.18.2011 | Media
Paul Stoller

In this media environment, many pundits are compelled to reflect upon the nonsensical, which, in the end, gives the nonsensical a degree of public credibility.

The Real Reason Sarah Palin and Donald Trump Get Along

Eric Deggans | Posted 08.01.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

The Donald and Palin occupy a unique space in today's media and political culture -- a fact-free zone where they earn millions shamelessly reflecting the world as they and their fans choose to see it, regardless of actual fact.

Gov. Christie Answers Tough Questions On Teachers, Politics, NCLB

Education Week | Michele McNeil | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who some call a disruptor, a kingmaker, and a public schools' destroyer, has unveiled an ambitious set of education re...

Namaste Sarah Palin

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


The Machinations of Meg Whitman: Murphy's Million (Plus) and More

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Whitman is a candidate who, let's be frank, can't get her story straight. Worse than that, she insists that her story is straight, against all evidence, clearly believing that she can buy her way through paid advertising.

Blowback For a Whistleblower

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Now that John has copped to paternity Elizabeth has kicked him to the curb. She's not apologized to the Youngs.

Matthews May Have Almost Forgot Obama Was Black, But Many Others Haven't

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Chris Matthews got a mini-version of the Harry Reid treatment for his honest slip that he almost forgot Obama was black when he watched him during the State of the Union Speech.

Bush Targets His Legacy

Alexander Dresner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Dresner

This document tells me is that the administration's efforts to positively shape the president's legacy will continue to be marred by the same degree of incompetence that it has exhibited these past eight years.

What to Expect from an Intelligent President

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Brace yourself. It's going get rocky soon. We are about to have a very bright man as our president. And we've been away from that territory for a very long time.