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Mr. President: Find Your Inner Niebuhr

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As Obama stumbles across the first anniversary of his presidency, he needs to find the inner Niebuhr he knew so well on the campaign trail, and especially reflect on his understanding of power.

Re Brown's Victory, Message to Obama: Making Nice Doesn't Work, Time to Play Hardball!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

We have a president who understands the politics of campaigning but not the politics of governing.

Tell Your Senators to Save Our National Parks From Global Warming

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Glacier National Park could lose all its glaciers, Joshua Tree National Park all its Joshua trees and Saguaro National Park all its saguaros, according to a new report on climate change from NRDC.

Friday Talking Points: Is Opt-Out The Answer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The plan isn't going into effect until 2013. Think you're tired of TV ads and screaming folks at town hall meetings now? Picture a more local version of that for the next four years -- not a pretty sight.

The Last of the Lost Generation in Paris Under the Nazis

Charles Glass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Charles Glass

The idea for Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation came to me one day while wandering through Paris and wondering what I'd have done when the Nazis took the city.

Why Obama Doesn't Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, Or the Olympics Rap

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Just as I never thought that Obama would win the Olympics for Chicago, it never occurred to me that he would win the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

Obama's Nobel More Deserved Than Teddy Roosevelt's?

James Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Bradley

Theodore Roosevelt won the Peace Prize for bringing the Russians and Japanese to the negotiating table to end the bloody Russo-Japanese War. In fact, Roosevelt did little to abet peace.

Calling Mr. Smith, Not Mr. Rogers

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

We are starved for a leader who can express righteous indignation against the corrupt forces who have emptied the public purse while bidding for the powers that be.

Ted Kennedy: Remembrances from an 'Old Hand'

Jeff Blattner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Blattner

Strange as it seems, the best description of Senator Kennedy may have been offered by another Teddy -- Roosevelt -- more than two decades before Kennedy's birth.

An Audio Book Review: Forget Butch and Sundance, Etta's the Real Star Here

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

In this imaginative and fictional biography, Etta Place can shoot a gun as well as Annie Oakley, ride a horse like Buffalo Bill and rob banks with the skill of an experienced outlaw.

In Sri Lanka: Explaining the Tamil Tigers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.

How Teddy Roosevelt Ended Unfettered Football and Saved the Game

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cenk Uygur

In order for capitalism to thrive -- like the other great American tradition, football -- it has to be regulated and sensible rules have to be put into place.

Salazar Wants To Bring Back A Teddy Roosevelt-Style Youth Conservation Corps (VIDEO)

Energy Collective | Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I'm not sure if EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson or Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar have ever dreamt of being rock stars. If so, their dreams alm...

Friday Talking Points [58] -- [Expletive Deleted] Blagojevich

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The history of profanity in American political discourse is an untold story out there just waiting for someone to research and write about -- although...

"Spreading the Wealth" Allows for Creativity

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

If more people have more money, then more business is done and a small increase in taxes comes right back to you. If you are in the forefront of innovation, more comes to you.

The Men Who Reveal What Obama and McCain Really Think

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

McCain and Obama have recently named the thinkers who have most shaped their political thought. Their reasons are revealing -- and shocking.

Letter to My Son

Bill Budinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Budinger

Can Americans rise above their immediate self interest and do what needs to be done?

Friday Night's Debate: How Obama Can Deliver the KO

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

I believe foreign policy is McCain's weak spot, one that has not been exploited, but one that I believe Obama will pounce on on Friday night.

Advice for Obama: Listen to Mark Twain

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

The problem with the word "change" is that it's soft and vague -- and that's how too many blue collar and undecided voters perceive Obama.

Sarah Palin's Real Appeal: Annie Oakley is Running for National Office

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

In their attempt to sell newspapers and build ratings, the major media outlets have accentuated Sarah Palin's so-called virtues, and in so doing made her more appealing than the reality of her public and personal life.

John McCain Channels Reagan: Both the Good and the Troubling

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Tonight, McCain gave us a big dose of Reagan's national greatness flourish in a dignified, genteel and pleasant manner. His speaking style was reminiscent of Reagan -- without the memorable lines.

Food on a Shtick: The Minnesota State Fair and the Republican National Convention

Elissa Altman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Altman

I'm sure I'm not alone among like-minded food professionals: watching the Republican Convention has, for me, resulted in a powerful urge to eat the mo...

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy: A Brief History Lesson

Jeffrey Jena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Jena

For all of my enlightened progressive friends out there in cyberland who are just atwitter and twitching about Gov. Palin let me give you a little history lesson.

John McCain as Teddy Roosevelt?

Robert Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Schlesinger

Not so much. ...

Paying for War at the Pump

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

There is no better measure of the failure of Bush's foreign policy than that the American taxpayers who paid for the invasion of Iraq are now being rewarded with skyrocketing prices at the pump.