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Charlie Hebdo, Kinky Friedman and the Art of the Provocateur

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

The controversy over Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of Muhammad, as well as President Obama's boneheaded decision not to go to Paris for the Unity March, got me thinking about another satirical cartoon that graced the cover of an august publication in this country.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw Iraq teetering on the edge of chaos as militants seized the nation's second largest city, Mosul. It was another reminder that the devastation from one of the biggest blunders in U.S. history continues, as 300,000 Iraqis became refugees this week alone. Incredibly, the war's cheerleaders somehow took the turmoil as vindication that the U.S. should never have left. "Lindsey Graham and John McCain were right," said McCain. But the problem isn't what we did in 2011; it's what we did in 2003. In 2014, we need to stop listening to those who have been wrong on this war again and again. Back home, Tea Party challenger Dave Brat knocked off House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Though Brat's no-reform stance on immigration played a role in the outcome, more powerful was his anti-Wall Street message, leading Ryan Lizza to dub him "the Elizabeth Warren of the right." For establishment politicians, including Hillary Clinton, it's a message they ignore at their peril.

WATCH: Putting Out Fires Before They Spread: The US's Role in Preventing Conflict

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 19, 2013. TIME: 3:30p – 4:3...

WATCH: At The Center Of The Action: The National Counterterrorism Center And Its Role In Securing The Homeland

Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 18, 2013. TIME: 5:15p-6:15p E...

Obama Legacy Project Should Focus on Judicial Appointments

Scott Porch | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Scott Porch

There are many things that Obama cannot control about his legacy, but he should use every tool available to leave the broad mark on the judiciary that he is constitutionally required to make.

Michael Calderone

Paul Ryan's New Reality | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.16.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski had a message Wednesday for the Romney campaign: "Let Paul be Paul." The "Morning Joe" crew was ...

Both Sides Now: What Economy? It's the Culture War, Stupid

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgHuffington and Matalin debate "War on Catholics" vs. "War on Women". The legal rights of non-catholic employees in publicly funded hospitals... or a 2000 year church doctrine. Then: guess who wins shootout between Clint and Karl over Chrysler ad?

When Will President Obama's Critics Admit They Were Wrong?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Anyone -- left or right -- who thinks Obama didn't "bring change" fast enough is living in a fact-free dreamland.

Why Obama Defaulted In The 'State Of The Union'

Jim Sleeper | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

A president can't be a prophet, of course, but he can tell more of the truth than his advisers and apologists think he can about our entrapment in the slippery web of contracts and lies that is closing in on us.

Michael Calderone

New Yorker Writer Changes Source Of 'Leading From Behind' Quote | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.27.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- When "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno asked President Obama this week about "leading from behind" in Libya, the president pointed out that he ...

Michael Calderone

'Leading From Behind': The Evolution Of A Blind Quote | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.29.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- In late June, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza was following Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on the campaign trail when he heard the Republic...

Both Sides Now: Teavangelicals Perry and Bachmann Rising, Teaconomy Sinking

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Hilary Rosen & Kellyanne Conway debate who gets credit for our credit downgrade -- a hell-no Tea Party or a big-spending president? Then, are Perry & Bachmann creating a religious test 60 years after Kennedy's Catholicism didn't?

Jason Linkins

Beltway Reporters' Garters Popping In Aftermath Of Bardella Email Flap | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Tuesday afternoon, Kurt Bardella, a spokesman for House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), was fired after it came to light that he had sh...

Political Climate Change: How The Senate And The White House Missed Their Best Chance

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On April 20, 2010, Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, and Joseph Lieberman, along with three aides, visited Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's chief of...

White House Correspondents Dinner: Obama Can Also Be His Own Comedian

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

Beyond all of the indulgence of VIP lists, select tables, black tie and gown, meet and greet stuff at this gathering is that there were real moments of serious policy and political discussion that were not trivial.

Jason Linkins

The New Yorker's Larry Summers Profile: What Was Left Out | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One would expect Ryan Lizza's epic New Yorker piece on Larry Summers to be somewhat glossy, but, yeah: you can basically tape this piece to the back of your child's Halloween costume for traffic safety.

New Yorker Profiles Peter Orszag: How Obama's Budget Genius Was Tripped Up By Jon Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A few weeks ago, Peter Orszag, President Obama's trim, apple-cheeked budget director, stretched out in the green room of what has become, in recent ye...

What Barack Obama Should Learn From Dick Cheney

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama should look to Cheney to understand how a pro -- even one who so damaged the interests of the nation -- managed power and purpose in government.

Obama Has What It Takes (and It's Not What You Think It Is)

Robert Draper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Draper

To me at least, Obama doesn't do that convincing an impression of a socialist. He's much more convincing as Machiavelli.

New Yorker Fest Campaign Trail: Nouns Are Not Enough

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I attended the "Campaign Trail" panel at last weekend's New Yorker festival, with Rick Hertzberg, George Packer and Ryan Lizza, moderated by Dorothy W...

What a Week

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bart Motes

All of us, including Barack Obama, should hope that the Obama campaign did not snub Ryan Lizza, not only because of what it would tell us about Obama, but because of what Lizza is capable of telling us.

"Banned From Plane?" You Complain, We Explain

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday I posted an item called "Obama's Revenge: New Yorker Reporter Banned From Press Plane For Overseas Trip." It was based on this excerpt from ...

Obama's Revenge: New Yorker Reporter Excluded From Press Plane For Overseas Trip

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Whatever one thinks of the New Yorker cover, a robust press can't operate under threat of reprisal for unwelcome items.