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Great Conversations: James Ellroy

Alex Simon | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Alex Simon

I interviewed James Ellroy, the great American noir novelist, at LA's venerable Pacific Dining Car in April 2001. We were there to discuss his latest book, The Cold Six Thousand, but wound up tackling a myriad of subjects over our three hour lunch.

Confronting Homeland Security's 'SSSS' Watch List

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | 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.

Out Loud and Off-Screen: The Power of the Spoken Word

Graeme Blackman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Education
Graeme Blackman

As April comes to an end and the city of Baltimore is seared by racial conflict, I have been thinking about one of the great examples of the enormous power of public oratory, which occurred 47 years ago and whose anniversary is rarely noted.

Jerry Brown Perks Up On Presidential Politics 35 Years After One of His Best and Most Disastrous Speeches

William Bradley | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

After winning a landslide re-election as governor of California by a whopping 20 points, the 41-year old Brown set out to take down the president he'd beaten in a string of late presidential primaries in 1976.

North Korean Human Rights Violations Described

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.17.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

The R.F.K. Human Rights Center for Justice and Human Rights and the Worldwide Coalition to Stop Genocide in North Korea hosted a discussion in Washington D.C. on Friday, February 13, 2015, with three North Koreans former political prisoners who have become activists.

Honoring MLK With Action

Stephen Seufert | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Stephen Seufert

Philadelphia, like so many other cities across the nation, has lost its sense of unity and purpose. Poverty has robbed too many Philadelphians of their individual dignity, family and community.

Is Mitt Romney the Political Reincarnation of Hubert Humphrey?

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

A 2016 Romney candidacy seemed a bit farfetched in the immediate aftermath of 2012. Should Romney run for president again, he would be on the same trajectory as Democrat Hubert Humphrey. Will Romney suffer the same fate should he declare a third presidential candidacy?

Jerry Brown's Big Green Inaugural Week

William Bradley | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown isn't much of a party animal, as his latest low-key inaugural festivities suggest, but he showed again that he does have a knack for making a set of impressions.

Mad About the '60s ... 50th Anniversary of Coup Classic Seven Days In May

William Bradley | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Today we think of the 1970s as the heyday of the conspiracy thriller, but the reality is that the conspiracy genre flourished a decade earlier, before most of the disillusionment. And it did so in large part at the encouragement of none other than the President of the United States.

JFK Tried to Craft a Creative Course in Another Era of American Insecurity and Fear

William Bradley | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Just over a half-century ago, during another time of American insecurity and fear, of things both real and imagined, John F. Kennedy used his legendary but abbreviated presidency to try to chart a course to a more assured future.

Robert F. Kennedy: Rare Photos of an Undaunted Man

Ben Cosgrove | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Ben Cosgrove

Of the three Kennedy brothers -- John, Robert and Edward -- who ascended to the national political stage in the 1950s and '60s, it was arguably the...

Mad About the '60s: A Hart-Like Henry Fonda in Gore Vidal's The Best Man

William Bradley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"You know, those rumors about you and lady friends ... they won't do you a bit of harm." Former President Art Hockstader to presidential candidate Wi...

Gary Hart and Richard Nixon, Pt. 1

Ken Toltz | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Ken Toltz

As a 1974 high school junior, I couldn't envision that a day would come 10 years later where I would join Hart's initial 1984 insurgent presidential campaign challenging establishment candidate VP Walter Mondale.

The Real Winners (and Losers) in America's New War Against ISIL

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

How sweet it must be for the war profiteers to see the U.S. treasury tapped yet again so they can profit from blowing up weapons and Humvees that ISIL now controls that they already profited from when they were first sold off and given to the Iraqi military.

RFK's Daughter Says The Kennedy Brothers Would Have Done The Ice Bucket Challenge

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The Kennedy clan made a big splash when a group of family members took the ALS ice bucket challenge in a video that ended with Ethel Kennedy, the wido...

Ethel Kennedy Adorably Participates In Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Obama

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Ethel Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-N.Y.), took the ALS Association ice bucket challenge at the Kennedy family compound in ...

Are You Good Enough

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Reality is even more obvious when the two nations are measured by "ease of doing business," based on data compiled by The World Bank: the U.S. is ranked within the Top 10, but Ireland lags behind in 15th place.

48 Years of a Ripple of Hope

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

Forty-eight years ago today, my father, Robert Kennedy, spoke to students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, delivering what is now known as the "Ripple of Hope" speech.

The Role Moderate Republicans Played in Passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Keith Runyon | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Keith Runyon

The fire that swept America in early 1964 was a derivation of the one that incinerated the nation in 1861: the scourge of slavery and the curse of segregation that followed the Civil War.

The Prince Edward County Free School: 50 Years Later, a Model for the Fight for Education Equality

Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo

For some kids, education means a chance at a life that is not 14 hours a day of backbreaking labor, risking lives to leave families and toil as migrant laborers across the treacherous border; it means hope for a better future.

Mary McGrory: Of Cherry Blossoms and Pulitzers

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.15.2014 | DC
Brian F. Keane

Which would she have loved more -- the recent Pulitzer Prize announcements or the cherry blossoms in springtime? There's no doubt that Mary McGrory...

Cesar Chavez's Legacy

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

When Chavez left his job as a community organizer in San Jose in 1962 and moved to rural Delano to try, once again, to bring a union to California's lettuce and grape fields, even his closest friends figured he was delusional.

Feinstein vs. CIA Fight Points Up Need for A New 'Church Committee'

William Bradley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

If the CIA becomes regarded as monstrous and out of control by not just the usual critics but also by much of the mainstream in the U.S. and around the world -- and they are on that cusp right now -- some of the most important tools in protecting the United States and its interests short of war become, at best, decidedly double-edged swords.

A Post-GDP World? How to Measure Real Progress in America

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

How should the US government institute supplemental national accounts that better reflect the well-being of the nation? The question stems from a central premise that new comprehensive indicators would lead to better-informed policymaking, and, in turn, genuine advances in the nation's prosperity.

America's Cruel Political Math -- Where the Working Poor Equal Less Than Zero

Will Bunch | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Will Bunch

The minimum wage is just one of many policy debates in America in which policy initiatives that would help large numbers of citizens -- at the expense of the few -- are casually dismissed as simply not worth it.