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Obama's Handling of Terror Threats: Inauguration Day and Today

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

The press has been bubbling with commentary on Obama's handling of the "Christmas Bomber" incident to perhaps the same extent that the U.S. now seems to be bubbling with fresh terror attempts.

Online Gossip: Push It Back

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

In the past, if people dissented or trafficked in conspiracy theories, gossip and propaganda not too much damage was done.

Health Care Reform Struggle Will Not End This Year

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter what healthcare bill passes, it is not going to remain static. It is going to be revisited again and again over the next few decades. That's how lawmaking works.

A House in the Hamptons?: Historic Vacation Spots of the Black Elite

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Some African-Americans, seemingly born under an auspicious star, apparently have always gathered to share their leisure pursuits with others who were similarly favored.

Reigniting America's Human Rights Mojo

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

In Cairo, President Obama rightly said that the U.S. should not be in the business of imposing democracy, but can we be indifferent to those who seek to embrace it?

Obama, FDR, and the Politics of Health Care Reform

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Obama's ability to rise to the challenge will not only determine the fate of the health care system, but whether he will join the ranks of a handful of presidents who increased the security of the American people.

First 100 Days Retrospective: Ford, Carter, Reagan

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What is striking is how often the media gets it wrong when measuring up new presidents. Journalists should approach judging a president's first 100 days with some humility.

181 Reasons to Stop Compromising

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

Obama was sent to Washington with a mandate to change failed policy rather than compromise with the architects of those policies.

Michelle Obama and the Covert Influence of First Ladies

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

As memories of Inauguration Day 2009 begin to fade in and the new administration ensues, speculation will only increase about how politically influential Michelle Obama will be as First Lady.

The Country Was Made Ours

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

With this inauguration, this country was made ours. For the first time -- as much as I have loved it before -- I feel like it is truly our own now.

Obama or FDR: Whose Strategy Will Work Better?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

One significant difference between the Roosevelt transition and that of Barack Obama is the swiftness with which the Obama transition team has moved to address the nation's economic crisis.

Time for Tax Hikes

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

Unless we rebuild the economy it will not generate enough money to create the revenue stream to pay our debts. Why are we so resistant to raising taxes?

Why Barack Obama Needs To Fail

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Not only is failure an option, it is an imperative. Leaders who actively seek to avoid failure are destined to choose the most expedient, and therefore the most treacherous path.

Remembering the Lessons of Economics 101: Why Increasing the Federal Deficit Does Not Mean that Our Kids Must Sacrifice to Pay the Bill

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Republicans will argue that when times are tough you don't increase your spending, you tighten your belt and live within your means. That may be a good idea for an individual. It's a terrible idea for a country.

10 Whimsical, Recession-Proof Holiday Gift Ideas

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

If there's a silver lining to this recession, it may be that Americans are less willing to buy tons of expensive crap for each other during the holida...

Post Election Predictions for All News Junkies

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

For news junkies, the fun has just begun. There's an administration to cast, speculation about post-election deals, mergers and maneuvers. And how about the people who deliver the news?

The Hoover-Palin Ticket

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The hero of the hour is FDR, as the essential wisdom of his New Deal is now embraced by most Republicans as well as Democrats.

Obama Will Be One of The Greatest (and Most Loved) American Presidents

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Obama is our last best chance. He's worth laying it all on the line for. I say this as a former life-long Republican. I say this as the proud father of a Marine.

McCain's Maverick Left Eye and a History of Presidential Infirmity

Peter J Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter J Burns

William H. Taft suffered from a condition probably most relevant to modern Americans - hyper-obesity. He weighed in at over 400 lbs. This condition caused hypersomnolence - he'd fall asleep mid-conversation, sometimes with foreign heads of state.

A Historical Perspective On Divided Democratic Conventions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Don't buy into the media narrative that this is some sort of "divided party" -- because today's Democrats aren't. All true Democrats are pulling hard to defeat the legacy of George W. Bush.