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Walter Mondale

Walter Mondale's Living Legacy

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

As historic and as beneficial as was Mondale's role in elevating the vice presidency, that accomplishment was an application of Mondale's leadership, beliefs and skill, and a vehicle for Mondale to advance some of his values, not the measure of the man or his "Living Legacy" as many headlines implied.

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Candidate

Marty Kaplan | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

I can see Biden's point about solving the nation's problems: If you're working toward solutions, why call an advocate of a policy you oppose your "enemy," when "my good friend across the aisle" will do? My reservation is that speaking well of the other party can drain genuinely moral disputes of authentic moral authority.

Recalling a Time When Congressional Bipartisanship Worked for Young Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A plethora of child care legislation has been passed over the past four decades but programs are still available to only a fraction of the children who need them. The quality of care provided to our children in their early years remains very inadequate, especially for the poorest children.

Walter Mondale, T. Eugene Thompson and Me

Al Eisele | Posted 09.07.2015 | Politics
Al Eisele

I'm sure it was only a coincidence, but two men I shared a common origin with and whose lives intersected with mine came back into the public eye last week.

60 Years in Journalism: Debates, Then and Now

Irv Chapman | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics
Irv Chapman

Little wonder that candidates increasingly do their best to rehearse and rehearse and stick to prepared talking points. However, there are plenty of other opportunities besides the debates for missteps to go viral on the web.

Restless Insurrectionist Syndrome Strikes in the 2016 Presidential Election

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment
Rich Rubino

A year ago, few Americans would have predicted that Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, would be leading a formidable insurrectionist challenge to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Presidential Primary, or that real estate magnate Donald Trump would be leading in the polls in the Republican Primary.

One Galvanizing Issue Can Rocket Launch a Potential Presidential Candidacy: Scott Walker Is One Example

Rich Rubino | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Scott Walker is one of a very small number of Presidential candidates to have been catapulted into the national spotlight by a single galvanizing issue or event. Walker's challenge to public sector unions struck a nerve with rank-and-file Republicans, as well as with Libertarian-oriented Tea Party voters and GOP benefactors.

60 Years of Sound Bites to Remember

Irv Chapman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Media
Irv Chapman

A good sound bite packs emotion, opinion, news value and personality, and leaps into a reporter's ear.

Jim Oberstar: Another of Minnesota's Iconic Figures

Al Eisele | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Al Eisele

Oberstar, 79, who died in his sleep May 3 at his home in Potomac, Maryland, joins a long line of Minnesotans who left their mark on the world.

Inevitable Hillary?

William Bradley | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Is Hillary Clinton inevitable? Should she even want to be seen that way? Be careful what you wish for.

Thinking 2016: At the 30th Anniversary of Gary Hart's Iowa Breakthrough, Could It Be Done Again?

William Bradley | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's 30 years since the 1984 Iowa presidential caucuses, in which then dark horse Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart broke though to the front ranks of presidential contenders with a "shock" second place finish.

Walter Mondale Recovering After Heart Surgery

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Former Vice President Walter Mondale is recovering after undergoing heart surgery, WCCO and Minneapolis Star Tribune report. Mondale's procedure wa...

Biden, Carter Pay Tribute To Joan Mondale

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Political dignitaries joined family members at Saturday's memorial service for Joan Mondale, the wife of a former vice president ...

Carter, Biden To Attend Joan Mondale Memorial

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Joe Biden will be among those paying respects to Joan Mondale at a memorial serv...

Obama Praises Joan Mondale For Her Contributions To The Arts

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is praising Joan Mondale for her contributions to arts and global understanding. The wife of former Vice...

Wife Of Former Vice President Dies At 83

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Joan Mondale, who burnished a reputation as "Joan of Art" for her passionate advocacy for the arts while her husband was vice...

Walter Mondale's Wife Enters Hospice Care

AP | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale has entered hospice care. A statement released Sunday on behalf of the Mondale ...

Jon Ward

Why Remaking The Modern Republican Party Is So Damn Hard | Jon Ward | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Al From, the engineer of the Democratic Party's rebirth after Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis, at first seems an unlike...

Is a Non-Competitive Primary Really What the Democrats Need?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

As the 2016 election approaches, it is likely that we will also be told that having a clear nominee early in the process, rather than a hard-fought, and potentially nasty, campaign for the nomination will be good for the party. This idea is intuitive and attractive, but it should be noted that it also completely false.

The Art of Political Pandering

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

While voters may say they want our presidential candidates to say what they think, if the candidates do not offer opinions palatable to voters, the electorate is unlikely to reward them come election day.

21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

The Man, the Myth, and the Legend: How Admirers (And Detractors) Remember JFK

Dean R. Owen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Dean R. Owen

Nearly 50 years after his assassination, John Kennedy's impact lives on in the memories of those he inspired--and those he frustrated. Elements of that legacy emerge in people's stories and reflections, as well as the inflections of their voices when they speak of him.

Jimmy Carter Ally Dies

AP | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

CALHOUN, Ga. -- Bert Lance, a Georgia banker and ally of former President Jimmy Carter who served as his first budget director before departing amid a...

Public Citizens in Our Towns

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

We would benefit if more public servants decided to spend their retirements in our towns, rather than in this town, and to follow the models of Tom Eagleton, Walter Mondale and John Danforth and others who have returned home to be public citizens.

'I Look Back And I Think, It Did Make A Difference'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

On this day in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro made history when she became the first woman to be nominated to a major party's vice-presidential ticket post. ...