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The Role of Luck, Accidents and Misjudgments in Wars and Politics

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 01.23.2017 | World
Jonathan Adelman

Luck, accidents and misjudgments, though often inglorious, have often proved important in wars and politics.

Rattled By The Ghosts Of Presidents Past

Llewellyn King | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Trump, like Bush, appears to lack curiosity and without curiosity, there cannot be a well-stocked mind. Nothing, but nothing, we have heard from Trump suggests wide knowledge or a thirst for it.

These Photos Show Lincoln's Inauguration Was Pretty Quaint Compared To Obama's

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in on the steps of an unfinished U.S. Capitol building, making him the 16th president of the United States...

A Definitive Ranking Of The Presidents Of The United States

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.05.2016 | Comedy

President's Day! It's the day of the year when we celebrate anyone who's ever been commander in chief of this great nation, no matter who they are or ...

These Are The Best Presidential Campaign Posters Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Riley Arthur | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

Advertising campaigns are a critical part of any successful American presidential election. As you can see below, U.S. presidential races have yielded...

These Presidents Had The Worst Final Years In The Oval Office

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.31.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Though we often portray a president at the end of his term as a "lame duck" with fading influence, a commander-in-chief's legacy is often solidified d...

Jimmy Carter Reflected On Personal, Presidential Accomplishments In Moving Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 08.22.2015 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter, who announced Thursday that melanoma initially discovered in his liver had spread to his brain, also reflected on his l...

Presidential Character Counts

Christopher Phillips | Posted 08.13.2016 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Would you consider voting for someone for President with whom you often disagree on specific stances, but whom you feel in your heart of hearts is practicing the virtues that you most prize? Is it time to resuscitate the tradition of old of voting for candidates on virtue-based criteria?

Watch Donald Trump 'Insult' All 44 U.S. Presidents

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.31.2015 | Comedy

Roastmaster Donald Trump is burning anyone within a 100-mile radius of the 2016 presidential race. It's just too bad we can't hear the slanderous sill...

5 Facts About Thomas Jefferson's Faith

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.13.2016 | Religion

Thomas Jefferson was a staunch supporter of religious liberty, but his quest to make sure church and state stayed separate in American politics earned...

Psychopath. Successful Psychopath.

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.27.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

The successful psychopath remains something of a scientific enigma. This provisional evidence points to some tantalizing possibilities, but we still do not know for sure why one person with pronounced psychopathic traits ends up as a habitual and cold-blooded criminal while another ends up as the prototype for Agent 007.

The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business

The ongoing debate over income inequality has picked up steam, especially as the economic recovery is widely considered to be benefiting the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

These Are The Shortest And Longest American Presidencies

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

American presidencies as we know them today are term-limited, allowing the most fortunate incumbents to win re-election, serve a second term, and then...

Only Two Presidents In Recent History Have Gained Approval During Their Time In Office

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

It's no secret approval ratings have a history of tanking in U.S. presidents' second terms in office. It's the reason we anticipate the president's pa...

These Presidents' Names Are The Most Popular For Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

In late November, a Texas school board voted to name an elementary school after George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States. According to ...

Guy Does Impressions Of All 44 Presidents

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.07.2014 | Comedy

Have you ever wondered what all 44 US presidents sound like? Well, wonder no more because Mikey Bolts is here to take you on a sound tour though histo...

The All Same-Last-Name-as-a-US-President Team (MLB)

Tim Koechlin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Sports
Tim Koechlin

On long drives, I often amuse myself by creating off-beat all-star teams. Here is an example: the best Major League Baseball players (and managers) who have the same last name as a U.S. president. I do a lot of driving.

Brevity and Eloquence -- Lessons From Calvin

Peter W. Wood | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Peter W. Wood

On May 1, the U.S. Mint released the latest of its presidential commemorative dollar coins, this one celebrating our famously taciturn 30th president,...

A Dog Named 'Satan', Seances In The White House And Other Surprising Religious Facts About U.S. Presidents

Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

Most people know the basics: the U.S. presidents have been male and mostly Christian of one denomination or another. Within this sameness, however, hi...

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...

Air Force One Escape Pod Character Test

Alexander Wooley | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Alexander Wooley

At a party this holiday season, we played a game whereby you identify famous people using the minimum number of word-clues, and as fast as possible. T...

Looking Mighty Silly, Fellas

Posted 12.20.2013 | Travel

The Obamas will once again head to Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation on Friday. The First Family is expected to stay at the same Kailua propert...

Which Colleges Produced The Most Presidents

Posted 11.12.2013 | College

Ever wonder where Presidents of the United States attended college? If you pay attention to presidential politics, you likely already know many com...

Cory Booker's Single Status Should Not Be an Obstacle to His Political Career

Larry Atkins | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Larry Atkins

A major problem in Booker's future political career is cracking a glass ceiling. Not the ceiling of race, but the fact that he is a single male age 44 who has never married and doesn't have children.

These Are The Most Embarrassing Photos Of Presidents On Vacation

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel

And he's off! The Obamas are leaving for their annual Martha's Vineyard vacation this weekend, bringing us to resurface one of our favorite posts ...