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Rebooting America's Outdoors

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

if the potential of the America's Great Outdoors initiative is realized, here are three important ways it will update conservation policies for the 21st century.

Heeding Teddy Roosevelt's Words: Investing in Nature is Investing in America

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

I urge Congress and the White House to remember what Roosevelt called "our duty" to steward the country's natural resources and pass them on in good condition to future generations.

On the Significance of the Roemer Announcement

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Buddy Roemer has announced that he is launching an exploratory committee to consider a run for the presidency. He has also announced a campaign different from the campaign of every other candidate. A president, Roemer says, "must be free to lead": free of commitments to anything save the principles he commits to. So Roemer's campaign will take no PAC money. It will take no more than $100 in contributions from any individual. And everyone who contributes anything regardless of how small will be disclosed. This should be emulated across the board.

Republican Chances in 2012

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

If the Republicans hope to win, they have to broaden their appeal to bring in the descendants of Teddy Roosevelt's and George Norris' supporters, to restore the diverse party of their glory years.

Google Ranking The Presidents

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Howard Steven Friedman

We find that the Google rankings of presidents corresponds very well to historians' rankings.

Home In One Of Denver's Premier Historical Districts Listed For $995K (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A 6-bedroom home in Denver's historical Humboldt Island subdivision is listed on the market for $995,000. The subdivision was only Denver's second to ...

Time to Wield the Foreign Policy Stick

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

America plays the role of abused partner in its relationship with China. Although the Asian giant repeatedly injures U.S. industry by violating trade rules, America has responded by pleading and begging for China to stop.

Is the U.S. Really Bad for Global Warming?

Nigel Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nigel Barber

The United States has received a great deal of bad press for foot-dragging on climate change treaties. But the U.S. record is actually far better in practice than that of most other countries.

What Killed Teddy Roosevelt?

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

This is the year that brought us the nightmarish stultification of the conservative movement and the nearly parodic collapse of the exhausted liberal will.

Teddy Roosevelt: Estate Tax Champion, Republican Icon

Los Angeles Times | Tim Rutten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Abolishing the estate tax has been a goal of some conservative Republicans since the 1940s, so it's easy to forget that its modern champion was a pres...

Obama's Choice: The Stand that Will Make Him or Break Him

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Frank Rich's excellent column in this week's Sunday Times deconstructs the bipartisan responsibility for a state of affairs in which the share of weal...

Hey, We're Gonna Balance the Budget! But Seriously, Folks ...

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

So-called "deficit hawks" like Kent Conrad, Erskine Bowles, and Alan Simpson aren't just unserious. They're radicals. Their positions are an extreme departure from the philosophy of government that's guided American policy for a century.

The Bullying Years: A Survival Guide for Gay Kids

Gary Cohan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Cohan

Stay tough, stay hopeful, stay healthy and stay alive because, I promise you -- as a gay man, a medical doctor and, most importantly, as a survivor -- it absolutely does get better.

Celebrate National Public Lands Day!

Mike Matz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Matz

We can bequeath to future generations spectacular wonders, providing special places to enjoy on this National Public Lands Day and those that will be celebrated by our children and grandchildren.

Forget Teddy Roosevelt! If the Rich Pay, Everybody Pays

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

There's a new undercurrent in Washington debate, an unstated drive to undo the bipartisan consensus that's governed American policy for a century. The old belief that greater fortune brings greater responsibility is under attack.

The Bride at Every Wedding

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Carol Felsenthal

Would the Obamas have attended Chelsea's wedding? Probably not, because, as President Obama correctly told the ladies of The View, this is about Chelsea. It is, trust me, also about Bill.

How Old is Wisdom?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan had an interesting take this weekend (July 17) on President Obama's poll numbers and problems with the economy ...

Private Faith in Public Life

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We really need to stop this ridiculous argument about being a Christian nation. If there should be any doubt, let us listen to the founding fathers themselves.

'The War Lovers': The Dangerous Temptation Of War

Evan Thomas  | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Evan Thomas 

War is simply too alluring to young men who wish to prove their manhood and to old men who wished they had.

The F Word: Learning from Roosevelt(s)

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The President has a Rooseveltian opportunity, columnist Frank Rich wrote this weekend. Teddy Roosevelt was on his mind: stand off against the Titans o...

From BP to BPMC: What We Should Learn from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster About PMSC

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

What does the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have to do with the private military and security contracting industry? At first glance, nothing at all. But...

Ready to Serve

Ellen Schall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ellen Schall

We need to make it possible for outstanding students, regardless of background or wealth, to aspire to federal service. The Roosevelt Scholars Program would be a powerful start.

Time for 2020 Vision in Washington

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Our elected officials must be mindful of the year 2020 and beyond, as well as the watchful eyes of history, and strive to do what is right and reject the imbecility of nope.

Resolved: Obama's Foreign Policy Spells America's Decline

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

At least, that was the proposition debated at NYU last week. The debaters in favor of the proposition were Dan Senor and Mort Zuckerman, against were ...

A Bogus Choice Between Creating Jobs and Protecting Federal Lands

Bill Wade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Wade

Sadly, short-sighted politicians have presented a bogus choice between creating jobs and better protecting areas that the federal government, and therefore the American people, already own.