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Satoru Iwata: A Rarity Among CEOs

Steven Petite | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

The video game industry is mourning the death of Nintendo's President and CEO, Satoru Iwata, and countless fans across the world are paying tribute to a man that truly dedicated his life to what he loved.

The Quantum Theory of Presidential Politics

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Our 44th president wanted to be No Drama Obama. But that hasn't stopped us from turning our experience of him into a story -- a melodrama -- whose future keeps changing its past, whose ending we don't know and whose reality will continuously be remade until, inevitably, no one who's around now will be left to find out what happens next.

5 of the Top-paid University Presidents in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.12.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois tax dollars go toward funding some of the operations at the state's public colleges and universities, so taxpayers should know exactly where that money is going. This could help put that money flow into perspective: It takes the full tuition of 65 students to pay for the yearly total compensation of the highest-paid public university president in Illinois.

What the President Should Say to the Troops

William Astore | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
William Astore

We don't need hyperbolic statements that our military is the "finest fighting force" ever, or that our troops are the world's liberators and bringers of freedom. Such words are immoderate and boastful. They're intended to win favor with the troops and with the people back home; they're politically calculated. And in that sense, they're ill-advised and even dishonest -- they're basically nothing more than flattery.

Presidents and I

Richard Abrons | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Richard Abrons

In 1940 Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran for a third term against Wendell Wilkie. My father took me, a very politically aware 14-year-old, to a political...

14 Times Politicians Stepped Up Their Sneaker Game

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.27.2015 | Style

When you think Bill Clinton and athletic wear, you probably shudder to recall his super short presidential running shorts. But Clinton has added a muc...

5 Facts About Thomas Jefferson's Faith

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.13.2016 | Religion

Thomas Jefferson was a staunch supporter of religious liberty, but his quest to make sure church and state stayed separate in American politics earned...

Stop Telling Me I'm Old

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My wonder and excited anticipation of the unexpected have not diminished one iota since the days of waiting for my prom date to arrive, or for the impending birth of each of my children.

This 5-Year-Old Presidential Expert Is Wildly Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents

You don't have to have a Ph.D. to be an expert, and 5-year-old Macey Hensley is proof. Adorable, adorable proof. Macey, who hails from Council Grov...

'The Birth of a Nation': A Century Later

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

The first major box office hit charged a staggering $2 admission and reached 50 million people before sound films appeared in 1927. Its millions in profits built Hollywood. Beyond profits, it aimed to educate the public in the values of white supremacy.

Teddy Roosevelt's Jiu-Jitsu Skills and 5 Other Traits that Made US Presidents Better Leaders

Bob Rosen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Bob Rosen

Ask business leaders what keeps them up at night, and often, they'll say they wonder what their legacy will be. U.S. presidents are no different. They all want to know how their actions will be remembered.

What President Reagan Told Me About America

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

I would like to take this occasion to share an experience in which President Reagan (for whom I had not voted) taught me something powerful and lasting regarding the value -- and importance -- of loving (yes I mean loving) our country.

These 8 Presidents Really Knew How To Drink

Liquor.com | Posted 04.08.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

You might be surprised by the level of boozing accomplished in the presidential office as early as 1797.

Only Two Presidents In Recent History Have Gained Approval During Their Time In Office

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

It's no secret approval ratings have a history of tanking in U.S. presidents' second terms in office. It's the reason we anticipate the president's pa...

Obama v. Johnson: Obama Wins

Richard Brodsky | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The widely-accepted critique of Obama is that his cool, detached and depersonalized style has cost him and the country dearly. No relationships with the Congress, White House-centric controls on agencies, and a lone wolf approach to running the country that doesn't work.

Uruguay's President Hands Money To Homeless Man During Live TV Interview

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact

In front of the camera or not, this is just how President José Mujica rolls. The Uruguayan leader -- dubbed the "world's poorest president" becaus...

Is Obama Weak on Foreign Policy?

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Despite the rhetoric of Republicans, by historical standards, Obama is a practitioner of militaristic activism.

Worthy of the Commander-in-Chief: A Dozen Hotels Where U.S. Presidents Have Stayed

Oyster | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Oyster

While leading the country is one of the harder jobs you can have, it does come with a few perks. We imagine the extensive traveling is exhausting, but at least it gives presidents the chance to see some amazing places and stay in some of the world's most luxurious hotels: Four-poster beds, dining rooms, and spacious bathrooms are always on the checklist.

10 Worst Senate/House Defeats of the Last 100 Years

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

Some liken the Republican victory to a giant wave. However, when compared to historical elections involving the houses of congress, this win is more like spilling a glass of water. The following elections are the worst defeats of either Democrats or Republicans in the last 100 years.

The Second Term Midterm Presidential Curse

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

If President Obama loses the Senate on November 4, it will not be so much a mar on his presidential legacy as it will be a continuation of a recent two-term presidential tradition.

Secret Service Bungles Underscore the Never Ending Peril to President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Secret Service bungles cost the job of the director, ignited loud cries for a total overhaul of the service, and a guarded vote of confidence in the service from Obama. But the problems with the service, and the breeches, are only the tip of the iceberg in assessing the peril to Obama.

Selfies for LGBT Equality UN-Style (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

This year, the UN Human Rights Office set up a photo booth near the entrance to the iconic General Assembly Hall. Visitors were invited to stop by and have their photo taken while holding up a sign affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world.

The New Aristocracy

Ronald Maxwell | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Ronald Maxwell

Humans lust for power. It's in their very nature. The Constitution checks this power, diffusing it away from individual persons and individual groups or factions. This is why it is so important to protect this document -- and why it has been defended by great statesmen and heroic soldiers.

Would You Pass the US Citizenship Test? Take This Quiz!

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

The following questions were taken from the list of 100 civics questions. Admittedly, these are some of the harder ones. Could you pass?

Visit Honest Abe's Illinois Haunts

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.08.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

To satisfy your Lincoln craving, we've put together our Trail of Lincoln, covering everything from the Lincoln-Douglas debate sites to the World's Largest Statue of Abraham Lincoln.