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Anger Over Trump Is Misdirected; To Paraphrase, It's the Stupid People, Stupid

Murray Forseter | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

I'm not angry at Trump. I'm angry at the electorate, at the stupid, self-centered, uninformed, xenophobic, even racist, ignorant, personality-driven voters willing to turn this country over to a man who, as McCullough points out, lacks any of the four key qualities President Dwight D. Eisenhower said a leader must possess: character, ability, responsibility and experience.

Five Reasons Vero Beach Is Your New Favorite Florida Destination

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.28.2016 | Travel
Xaque Gruber

While too many of Florida's waterfront cities have succumbed to claustrophobic overdevelopment, tacky tourist traps, and high-rises, Vero Beach remain...

Are You Willing to Fail Your Way to Success?

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.10.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

Theodore Roosevelt once said, "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

The Wisdom of Knowing We Know Nothing at All

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Siobhan Kukolic

The other day my 10-year-old son said, "You know, my favorite people are babies and seniors." "Why is that," I asked? "Well, babies just joined the w...

Kentucky Lt. Governor Bashing the Study of History (updated April 9)

Don McNay | Posted 04.09.2016 | Politics
Don McNay

I was stunned when Kentucky's Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton told the Eastern Kentucky University Progress (a paper that I wrote for from 1978 to 1980) that, "I would be looking for degrees that would land a job. I would not be studying history."

'Teddy Bear' Population Makes An Awesome Recovery

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.12.2016 | Good News

The Louisiana black bear -- the species that inspired the creation of the "Teddy bear," and which parents around the world can thank for well-rested c...

Trump Year in Perspective

Robert Slayton | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Robert Slayton

In many ways the real predecessor to Trump's campaign is the Joe McCarthy episode in the 1950s.

How Will Democrats Beat Donald Trump? Look to 1912.

H. Alan Scott | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
H. Alan Scott

If the Republican Party can't come together and figure themselves out, we're looking at a chaotic next few months. If 1912 is any indicator of what could potentially happen, and it principally is, Republicans better prepare themselves for a President Clinton or Sanders.

How Donald Trump Fits Into the History of American Populism

Martin Eiermann | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
Martin Eiermann

Many of Trump's policy proposals are remarkably unimaginative and centrist, but his campaign is unique in the vitriol of its rhetoric and its hostility towards established institutions of American politics. Routine shutdowns of the federal government over budgetary disagreements or calls to ban Muslims from immigrating into the United States have surprised and rocked even the party's conservative elite. The truly revolutionary populism now emanates from the right, and it's not a pretty sight.

How Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Can Lose the U.S. Presidency

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Republicans have a problem. After South Carolina, Donald Trump is in the driver's seat. He may well remain there unless Rubio and Cruz decide to play as teammates rather than as adversaries.

Michael Bloomberg for President?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg must know that this is his last rodeo. If he does not run for President in 2016, the year in which he turns 74, there will be no opportunity for him in four years.

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 in public...

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 07.20.2016 | 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 07.14.2016 | 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 06.17.2016 | 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 06.02.2016 | 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.