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I Had Classified Files On My Computer Too. So What?

Mark Boslough | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Mark Boslough

Much has been made of the fact that Hillary Clinton's personal computer contained classified email. This sounds bad to anyone who is unaccustomed to dealing with classified information, but not so much to those of us with security clearances

Obama Pardon: How To See Donald Trump's Tax Returns

Peter G. Miller | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Peter G. Miller

Is there a solution, one which will satisfy the presidential tradition of tax disclosure while at the same time addressing Trump's worries about penalties and costs? You bet.

The GOP Has Assaulted Our Constitutional System

Andy Schmookler | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The Republican Party most loudly proclaims its deep allegiance to our founding document. Yet in recent years, the leaders of the GOP have engaged in an assault on our constitutional system in ways unprecedented in American history:

Obama's New Scandals

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.

The Teachings of Texas on Political Payback

James Moore | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Chris Christie would never make it as a pol in Texas. He leaves too many fingerprints. Victims are not supposed to know who stuck the knife in them. T...

Scooter Libby's Former Defender Will Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Virginia State Del. Barbara Comstock (R) announced Tuesday that she will seek the GOP nomination to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R) in Vi...

6 Terrible Sex Scenes Written By Politicians And Pundits

Posted 08.06.2013 | Books

Taken from Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras (Perigee, $15) Let us briefly a...

Journalist Dismisses GOP Rep's Claim, Jabs At Former Cheney Adviser

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

The Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald denounced Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) again on Wednesday, dismissing his claim that the journalist should be prose...

Bush On Cheney: 'I Don't See Him -- Much'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

A lot has changed in the four years since former President George W. Bush left the White House -- including his relationship with his vice president, ...

Another Explanation for Powell's Endorsement of President Obama

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

When Colin Powell or other military leaders look at the Romney campaign and find that more than a third of the national security advisors come from a single conservative think tank, maybe they fear a disastrous replay of the past decade.

BOTH SIDES: Huffington/Clarke Debate Obama's "Foreign" Policy & a Right to Bear AR-15s

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgBeyond Romney's hoof-in-mouth moment in London, Arianna and Torie Clarke clash over policies abroad , guns after Aurora, career vs. kids, and rape jokes.

Dan Froomkin

Squelching Secrets: Obama's Prosecutors Are Pursuing The Wrong Target | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of Patrick J. Fitzgerald's last cases as one of the nation's most prominent U.S. attorneys may turn out to be a misfire. John Kir...

Clemens Is Big Winner on America's Got Perjurers

Steven Clifford | Posted 08.19.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Roger Clemens' triumphal performance on America's Got Perjurers should end doubts about judicial bias on NBC's top rated show.

Dan Froomkin

Powell: Bush Didn't Consult NSC On Iraq War | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his new book, former Secretary of State Colin Powell provides what may be the most authoritative confirmation yet that there was neve...

Remind Me Again Why We Should Trust the Ivy League?

David Macaray | Posted 06.24.2012 | Comedy
David Macaray

The lesson I take away from that stunning debacle in Iraq is this: We can't trust Ivy Leaguers. Why? Because virtually every civilian mistake in Iraq can be traced back to an Ivy League graduate.

Dan Froomkin

Dick Cheney Book Tour: 11 Questions Reporters Should Be Asking | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney has spent his career not revealing himself, and in his new memoir and the ensuing PR blitz, he appears to be staying largely in character....

Bush Claims $25M Bounty for Bin Laden: 'I Made Him What He Was'

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.09.2011 | Comedy
Paul Abrams

I was the one who made bin Laden a household name," said the former president, "so he became worth $25M. Handing me the $25M will be 'mission accomplished'."

Congress Circa 112

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Campion

"The business of America is business." -- Calvin Coolidge The 30th president of the United States was ...

The F Word: Shifting Goalposts on Terrorism

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

We've seen so many definitions of terrorist in the last few years, it can be hard to keep them straight. So I suppose it's understandable when someone like Rep. Peter King from New York can't remember what the word means anymore.

Washington Post Editors Continue Smearing the Wilsons

Larry C. Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry C. Johnson

Today's editorial in the Washington Post is a sad reminder that some of the journalists who enabled the ill-conceived war in Iraq and facilitated the smear of two American citizens are still alive and well in Washington, D.C.

High Crimes And Misdemeanors

Esther Iverem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Esther Iverem

Two trips to the theater this week reinforced to me why movies are important. Just as they have the power to delude us or lull us into fantasy, they a...

The Bush Biography as Damage Control

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Dezenhall

Bush's best option was to use this autobiography to certify who we already knew him to be. Of course, this wouldn't have worked amidst the vapors of Hope and Change. But in today's political climate, it certainly does.

George Bush's Deception Points

Joseph C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joseph C. Wilson

George Bush calls the controversy that followed the publication of my op-ed "What I Didn't Find in Africa" a "massive distraction." But nowhere does he acknowledge that the "distraction" was self-invented.


Jameel Jaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

Government secrecy is increasingly the norm. At the same time, government surveillance is pervasive, reversing the proper relationship between a democratic government and its citizens.

Movie Review: Fair Game

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Doug Liman's Fair Game is both a compelling and an infuriating film, for a couple of reasons. For starters, it's true - and yet the victims of this s...