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10 Things I Learned about Newsies

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 02.24.2015 | 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 02.13.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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 01.29.2015 | 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 01.10.2015 | 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.

Veterans Day: The Mission Must Merit the Sacrifice

William Bradley | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama is far too smart a man to remain in denial. And far too smart not to know, for this Veterans Day, the consequences of his decisions with regard to U.S. military and covert interventions around the world.

Our Republic, My Republic

Christopher Phillips | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Whenever I enter the capacious main entrance of the National Constitution Center, I take pause when I pass by this quote by Teddy Roosevelt that's etched in the wall: "the people themselves must be the ultimate makers of their own Constitution."

The Presidents of Mount Rushmore: Could Any of Them Win the Election Today?

Gerry Myers | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Who do you think Doane Robinson would have chosen for "Mount Rushmore" if it were being sculpted today? Do you think there are other presidents who are Mount Rushmore worthy?

You've Never Seen Teddy Roosevelt Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender, Damon Scheleur & Chris McGonigal | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

Ken Burns' recent PBS docu-series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" put renewed focus on the lives of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Fra...

Culture of Service: Temptation to Arrogance

Milton Ezrati | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

Disciplining bureaucratic arrogance may look like small ball next to trophy legislation, but it might actually pay bigger dividends by sweetening the nation's currently sour political milieu and so permitting more effective, active government.

Even First Ladies Have to Deal With Red Tape

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

With the Ken Burns docu-series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History airing shortly on PBS, this seems a good time to share a snippet of their family history. Specifically, the pages that follow are excerpts from Edith Kermit Roosevelt's file regarding a widow's pension for the service of her husband, Theodore Roosevelt.

Playing Defense and Still Losing

David Coates | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
David Coates

You don't win football games by only playing defense. And you don't win mid-elections that way either. Perhaps somebody should remind the Democrats that winning elections, like winning games, requires you to take the game to the opposition, and to take it to them on your terms -- not on theirs.

The Panama Canal - Part 2 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

One hundred years later, Panama is a truly independent nation that with great sacrifices and diplomatic efforts managed to regain sovereignty over the Canal Zone. Nevertheless, reaching this point had a high cost for this young republic, which gradually is becoming a regional economic power.

Preserving the Legacy of North Dakota's Wild Horses

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

To diminish the animal kingdom is to diminish ourselves. This is the realm of philosophers, poets, healers and shamans. It is not necessarily incompatible with humane and thoughtful management.

Oil Drilling Encroaching On National Park Atop Bakken Shale

AP | JOSH WOOD | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, N.D. (AP) — After the last hints of sunset dip behind the hills, the North Dakota horizon comes alive with flicker...

Executive Orders and Dictatorship

Robert Slayton | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Here's the historic reality. When a president is doing something his ideological opponents don't like and don't support, they accuse him of an excessive grab for power... or worse.

Leaving Something to Future Generations: A Climate Change Challenge

Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg

"Leaving something" requires that we redefine economic growth away from the limitless accumulation of material goods and toward growth in the quality of life.

Political Insults: Cheap Shots or Do They Play an Important Role in American Politics?

Rich Rubino | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Politics is a funny business, and certainly not a good career choice for the thin-skinned. If you want to play in this game you've got to be prepared for highly insulting remarks not only about the positions you may hold, but about your personal life as well.

John Boehner Is Not the First GOP House Leader to Experience Dissention Within His Own Party

Rich Rubino | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Boehner is not the first Republican house leader to run into trouble. A thumbnail sketch of some past Republican house speakers and minority leaders shows that most have had defections from within their ranks and had to struggle to maintain power.

E.O. Wilson: Preserving Biodiversity Is an Ethical Imperative

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Two schools of thought -- sometimes working in unison and sometimes at odds with each other -- have driven much of the environmental movement in the United States over the past 100+ years.

The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket, according to most political pundits. The pr...

UPDATE: College Dispute Claim That Harriet Beecher Stowe Wrote 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' In Home

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 02.14.2014 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Bowdoin College officials are disputing many of the claims made by those trying to sell the property, saying they lack factual evidence. Vice ...

Write a Bold Paragraph, Mr. President

William S. Becker | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
William S. Becker

There have been mixed messages from the White House in advance of President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union message next Tuesday. Will he be ...

Scuttle the 'Bully Pulpit' Metaphor

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As it is often said that "elections have consequences," in fact so do words. Therefore, let us assign and bury the "bully pulpit" to the archives of linguistics.