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Obama Gets It Right in the South China Sea

William Bradley | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama sent the Navy in harm's way this week and it turned out fine. Having gotten what it's going to get, at least for now, from China, the Obama administration at last challenged China's absurd claim of sovereignty over far distant artificial islands it's built in the South China Sea.

Mustache Showdown: Roosevelt vs. Taft

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 10.28.2015 | Weird News
Dr. Abraham Froman

It is well known in the Mustached American community that a person of Mustached American heritage has not occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since President William Howard Taft served as the 27th President of the United States, leaving office in 1913.

Obama's Hard Calls: South China Sea, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, Ukraine and Russia

William Bradley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As he comes to grips with his failed escalations in Afghanistan and Syria, President Barack Obama should nevertheless respond to China's escalations in the South China Sea. Fortunately, all it requires is that he direct the U.S. Navy to sail where it has legally sailed for more than a century.

Photos of Teddy Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

First there was the career as a rock guitarist in a Spinal Tap-like band. Then came a gig as staff attorney at a corporate litigation firm in New York. Now, the artist known as Xiomáro is stepping up to serious photography.

Jerry Brown, Greening California and the Ancien Regime of Oil

William Bradley | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
William Bradley

As long as people are using oil -- and even with Brown's target of cutting use in half by 2030, we'll be using a lot of oil -- why not have California reap the economic rewards?

A Weekend at the Waldorf

Yara Zgheib | Posted 09.18.2015 | New York
Yara Zgheib

He felt like Marlon Brando, and I like Audrey Hepburn. But in the pristine white marble lobby of the grand 1893 Art Deco building, what we looked like, really, was out of place.

Should Biden Run for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, not Getting Endorsement of President would Not be Unprecedented

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Vice President Joe Biden is believed to be seriously contemplating a bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Should he enter the race, one of his opponents would be former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who served under President Barack Obama.

The Rivals: Hamilton's Surprising Rise, and the Decline of Jefferson

Rev. Stephen Kendrick | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Rev. Stephen Kendrick

The push-pull of their competing visions still fuels our politics, but we live in Hamilton's world, not Jefferson's.

Lincoln Chafee: I Compare Favorably To Teddy Roosevelt

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, whose candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination hasn’t yet found a pulse...

The Bull Moose Is Back: America's Rising Revolution Against The Super Rich, Ruling Elites

Dr. John C. Welch IV, M.T.S., M.B.A. | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Dr. John C. Welch IV, M.T.S., M.B.A.

The middle class no longer has a voice. We now have zero influence on our own government.8 For the middle and working classes, we're back to where this nation started: Taxation without representation.

Scott Walker and Theodore Roosevelt: 2 Republicans More Than Just 100 Years Apart

Matthew Chapman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

One wonders what a Republican like Roosevelt would make of a Republican like Governor Walker. Roosevelt believed in democracy and the power of government to bring about change and progress.

Trump Joins Narratives of Hate over Immigration Battles

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The gigantic cover banner headline, "CLOWN RUNS FOR PREZ," appeared on the New York Daily News the morning following real estate mogul Donald Trump's announced run for the office of the presidency.

Republican Civil War Between Imperialists and Isolationists Has Deep Roots and Big Implications

William Bradley | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The Republicans' dramatic intra-party fighting over NSA domestic surveillance, which saw the likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain having to give way to the likes of young libertarian Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul and House Republicans, points up a brewing civil war on national security.

WWI Hero Sgt. Henry Johnson Receives Long Overdue Medal of Honor

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

Almost a century after their service, Sgt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin were finally awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony for their heroics in World War I.

John Muir's Legacy to Guide Diversity Conference at Yosemite National Park

Michael Sainato | Posted 05.12.2015 | San Francisco
Michael Sainato

Grandfather of the National Parks, Naturalist John Muir said "there is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself...

WCS at 120: Celebrating a 12-Decade Commitment to Protecting Wild Places

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

It is perhaps fitting that the 120th anniversary of WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) this week coincides with the establishment of three new marine parks in Madagascar. Since its founding 12 decades ago, WCS has dedicated itself to the protection of wildlife and wild places.

How It Was To Be: FDR and the UN's San Francisco Founding Conference, 70 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As the dignitaries and delegates from 50 nations made their way the evening of April 25th, 1945 into the San Francisco Opera House for the opening of the founding conference of the United Nations, they encountered a stage redolent of an Enlightenment aesthetic. It contained four golden pillars.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Insists He's Not Turning Into A Democrat

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.23.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

During his time as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger championed issues -- like environmental conservation and stem cell research -- that a...

'Endangered:' A talk With C.J. Box

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.09.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

C. J. Box is the bestselling author of 16 Joe Pickett novels, four standalone novels, and a collection of short stories called Shots Fired. He's won multiple awards including the Edgar, the Anthony, the Gumshoe, and the Barry awards.

10 Things I Learned about Newsies

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw the Broadway double-Tony-winner musical Newsies at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco and I knew nothing about it except the title... and I had a bobblehead. It runs through March 15th. Here are 10 things I learned.

Teddy Roosevelt's Jiu-Jitsu Skills and 5 Other Traits that Made US Presidents Better Leaders

Bob Rosen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Bob Rosen

Ask business leaders what keeps them up at night, and often, they'll say they wonder what their legacy will be. U.S. presidents are no different. They all want to know how their actions will be remembered.

Which America Is Yours? A Proposed Four-Party Hogwarts Government

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Kevin Walsh

What if all four parties could compete throughout the year for the right to run the government--but only through cooperation and co-existence not character assassination? Let's take a look at the four houses of Hogwarts and see if the ballot in November might look a little different than it does now.

The Vultures of Albany, Past and Present

Sam Roberts | Posted 03.31.2015 | New York
Sam Roberts

Here's how a young New York State Assemblyman from Manhattan described his colleagues in Albany: One, he said, was "entirely unprincipled, and with the same idea of public life and the civil service that a vulture has of a dead sheep." Another's "intellectual capacity about equals that of an average balloon."

Feds To Issue Mine Permit Near Roosevelt's Ranch

AP | By JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A businessman who wants to mine gravel near Theodore Roosevelt's historic ranch in western North Dakota will be issued a permi...

CNBC's Jim Cramer: Make Money, Don't Moralize

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Once a nation turns its back on a resolute determination to cultivate moral deservedness, political and financial superintendency passes to those who gain power illegitimately--a fact described eloquently by President Theodore Roosevelt.