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Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy: The President and the Bear

Lauren Bush Lauren | Posted 04.19.2012 | Impact
Lauren Bush Lauren

This President's Day weekend, I would like to remember President 'Teddy' Roosevelt, and pay homage to his many legacies -- the teddy bear being one of them.

It's Rambo Time: Covert Ops Drives Pentagon Strategy

Danny Schechter | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Danny Schechter

These units like Special Forces, Delta Force, SEALs, and Rangers often operate outside the chain of command and, as they become institutionally stronger, tend to dominate military decision-making.

Constitution Check: Should the People Be Able to Veto Supreme Court Decisions?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

There is an ongoing, civil discourse about various ways to ensure that the Supreme Court does not have the last word on the Constitution's meaning.

Obama Sics Media On Romney

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The media are having no problem decoding the not-so-secret message from last night. Obama wants us to know that Mitt Romney is what the president's new role model, Theodore Roosevelt, would have called a "malefactor of great wealth."

President Obama Following Roosevelt's Lead on Foreign Policy

Steve Westly | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Steve Westly

Teddy Roosevelt once said: "Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft." President Obama has mastered that lesson and we are all safer for it.

A Pre-fab Candidate With Pre-fab Pronouncements for a Pre-fab Country

Charles Redfern | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Charles Redfern

Mitt Romney has it all twisted. Should I be pro-choice or pro-life? Consult the polls. Am I a moderate or conservative? Whet my finger to the wind. Winning is the cause; convictions are the means, so change the means by all means. He bows to the great God of this age, "Me."

Supporting Obama: The Constitutional Case for Recess Appointments

Victor Williams | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

As high level federal vacancies continue to damage our government and economy, Barack Obama considers how best to push back against Senate confirmatio...

Obama's Mount Gushmore

Ken Blackwell | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Well, that didn't last. President Obama went out to Osawatomie, Kansas, to deliver what the White House told us in hushed tones was a major address. H...

What Was Missing in Kansas: the Greatest Generation's Political Power

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 02.12.2012 | Fifty
Harvey J. Kaye

The men and women who saved the nation from economic destruction and political tyranny, and went on to create the middle class and turn the United States into the strongest and most prosperous nation on earth, didn't do so simply by having the right values and working hard to achieve them.

The Accidental Truth-Teller: Glenn Beck, the Tea Party and Race

Will Bunch | Posted 02.12.2012 | Media
Will Bunch

Whatever his reason, the idea that Beck re-injected into the national conversation -- that race and the Tea Party are linked -- is an important one.

30 Years Of White House Christmas Ornaments (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If there's still a bare spot on your Christmas tree, you might want to check out the ornaments from the White House Historical Associati...

Obama Opts for the Clinton-TR Third Way

Lanny Davis | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

President Obama's "Renewed Nationalism" speech sets important themes for his 2012 campaign. The irony is that those who praised Obama's speech among the base of the Democratic Party missed how Clintonian it was.

Two Speeches, Two Lefts: Barack Obama and Teddy Roosevelt

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

Yesterday, Barack Obama sounded a little like Theodore Roosevelt: scourge of wealthy special interests, champion of a middle class society, defender of government's necessary role in the economy. But there were big differences as well.

Celebrating a Virtually Forgotten Media Maestro

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.02.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

December's days are to dwindle down to year's-end, and I'm already into holiday time's mental excursions. They're taking me off-road a bit, into the b...

Occupy Wall Street - A Message from Osawatomie

Terry Newell | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

Angry with the power of special interests, Theodore Roosevelt would go on to form the Progressive Party. Though he would fail in his bid for the presidency in 1912, the party's platform sounds like a catalog of legislation we now take for granted.

3 Bully Lessons in Leadership for President Obama From Teddy Roosevelt

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Kermit Roosevelt

Barack Obama shares some characteristics with Roosevelt -- both wrote popular books and won the Nobel Peace Prize -- but they are also very different.

Next Generation Wealth -- Creating Pathways for Armies of Good

April Rudin | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
April Rudin

Attending the Nexus Summit were progeny of first generation entrepreneurs whose parents have created and sold firms to large conglomerates and their family has become instantly wealthy by a single event.

We Can Only Mar It

Carl Pope | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It's remarkable how often crucial moments in America's quest to preserve its wild legacy are embodied on the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Representative Ryan's Path to the Past

Heather Cox Richardson | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Heather Cox Richardson

Representative Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" is eerily familiar. We've been through this before -- after the Civil War.

Theodore Roosevelt on His Presidency: "In the End the Boldness of the Action Fully Justified Itself"

Carolyn Vega | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

Roosevelt's Autobiography, which begins with an account of his birth and boyhood, is peppered with detailed personal anecdotes and theoretical asides.

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.

Defining Reagan's Legacy: Two Expert Views

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

I don't have anything worthwhile to add to the huge outpouring of commentary and analysis triggered by the Ronald Reagan Centennial, but I know a couple of very smart guys who do.

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...

Where Have All the Moderates Gone?

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Civility is gone today, and I feel in great part because of the lack of moderates in both parties.

John Kerry's Afghan Dereliction of Duty

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

John Kerry should re-read his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971, eloquently urging a withdrawal of United States forces from Vietnam, as he contemplates his duty towards Afghanistan.