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In a Billy Joel "New York State of Mind," Arianna Huffington Addresses My Alma Mater Vassar!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Lonna Saunders

As Class Historian for Vassar's first coed freshman class, to me it was historically coincidental that Arianna Huffington opened her address at Vassar's 151st commencement in Poughkeepsie, New York, 75 miles north of New York City, with a reference to her own Greek heritage.

Journalist Bob Schieffer Retires

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.31.2015 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

While the news business has changed dramatically over the past six decades, there is much for all journalists to learn from Bob Schieffer's remarkable career. He hosted presidents and world leaders. He asked tough questions, but was never confrontational. He never wanted to be the story; he just wanted to cover the news.

Hollywood Has Met the Enemy, and He Is Us

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Frank H. Wu

A new storyline is emerging in Hollywood blockbusters: The revolution of the malcontents has replaced the revolution of the idealists. (Spoiler warning: This blog ruins the surprise of the movies mentioned.)

If You Care About Government Surveillance, Watch 1971 Tonight on PBS

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Everyone who has an opinion on the Edward Snowden revelations should watch this film. Everyone who has an opinion on the USA PATRIOT Act should tune in. Disturbed by the National Security Agency's actions? Check your local listings for when the PBS show Independent Lens airs. I say all this, mind you, before I've even seen the film.

Here's the Issue That Even the ACLU & the Koch Brothers Agree Upon

Pat Nolan | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Pat Nolan

As the prison population soared, conservatives chafed at the waste of human potential and increasing cost of the prison bureaucracy. They were frustrated that so little was being done to prepare inmates for their release, and they were appalled at the overcrowded conditions, violence and rape, and the lack of medical care, drug treatment and mental-health services. Conservatives joined with liberals in backing such important reforms as the Prison Rape Elimination Act, the Second Chance Act and the Fair Sentencing Act.

Here's What Hillary Clinton Must Do to Prevent 'Emailgate' From Becoming an Electronic Watergate

H. A. Goodman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

This controversy is about trust, not the rule of law. If the four steps below are addressed quickly, rather than in a tortured process of lawsuits and awkward press conferences, Americans will quickly forget this scandal and move on to other news.

Why President Nixon Was Just A Poet Trapped In The Body Of A Crook

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.20.2015 | Books

"The position is / To withhold / Information / And to cover up"

We Can't Wait for the Next Watergate Scandal

Ben Cohen  | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

In the 40 years since Congress established strict restrictions on campaign financing, the Chamber of Commerce and the Supreme Court have hacked away at government oversight with their First Amendment sickles.

WATCH: A History Of Famous People Denying Bad Things

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.26.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

For years, public figures have been perfecting the art of denial. From politicians to celebrities to athletes, every scandal is met with a press confe...

Cuba Libre: Obama Frees a Monster in America's Head

Dan Siegel | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Dan Siegel

The Cold War against Cuba not only made life worse for ordinary Cubans. It also diminished America's own democracy and undermined its lofty spoken commitments to human rights and the rule of law.

Donté Stallworth

Here's Why 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Still Thrive In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Donté Stallworth | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a sunny and clear Tuesday morning in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sitting in the kitchen of my girlfriend's apartment, I was eating a bo...

Mad About the '60s ... 50th Anniversary of Coup Classic Seven Days In May

William Bradley | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Today we think of the 1970s as the heyday of the conspiracy thriller, but the reality is that the conspiracy genre flourished a decade earlier, before most of the disillusionment. And it did so in large part at the encouragement of none other than the President of the United States.

Ben Bradlee and His Creation of 'Style'

Llewellyn King | Posted 01.04.2015 | Media
Llewellyn King

Where other editors of the times would rewrite headlines, cajole reporters and senior editors, and try to put their imprint on everything that they could in the newspaper, that was not Bradlee's way. His way was to hire the best and leave them to it.

Thousands Honor Legendary Washington Post Editor At Funeral

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.29.2014 | Media

Thousands of journalists, colleagues and friends gathered Wednesday morning at the Washington National Cathedral to say their goodbyes to Ben Bradlee,...

Sy Hersh and Ben Bradlee: Lovers Who Only Danced Together

Robert Miraldi | Posted 12.23.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

Bradlee sounded a bit nostalgic for the days when the Post and the Times dueled and the institution of journalism lived off scoops and leaks. "They changed the kind reporting we do. They institutionalized what we do today. They made it the norm."

Ben Bradlee Dead: Legendary Washington Post Editor Led Watergate Coverage

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 10.22.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging edi...

Gary Hart and Richard Nixon, Pt. 1

Ken Toltz | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Ken Toltz

As a 1974 high school junior, I couldn't envision that a day would come 10 years later where I would join Hart's initial 1984 insurgent presidential campaign challenging establishment candidate VP Walter Mondale.

Gary Hart's Waking Nightmare Marked Media Devolution

William Bradley | Posted 09.24.2014 | Media
William Bradley

The storyline has long been that Hart challenged the press to follow him around and, in the post-Watergate spirit of enterprising investigative journalism, the press did just that, fearlessly uncovering, well, er, what?

My Morning With Nixon

Jerelle Kraus | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
Jerelle Kraus

In 1983, I entered my New York Times office to a ringing telephone. "This is Ray Price, President Nixon's press secretary. He wants to speak to you." Then came the unmistakable voice

Reagan's Magical Mystery... According to Ron Reagan, Rick Perlstein, Lou Cannon

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Ron Reagan and Ron Christie discuss clashing portrayals of Ronald Reagan -- Perlstein's smart, shrewd charmer (The Invisible Bridge) and Cannon's under-informed raconteur (Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime). Consensus: he was a shrewd fabulist. And on the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation, both Rons lament the Watergate-ization of politics but disagree who's the better president -- RN or BO.

August 8, 1974

James Campion | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
James Campion

The Kennedy assassination opened a nation's eyes, Viet Nam gave us something to see, and, well, the crimes of Nixon pretty much sealed it. You might call it a reality check.

Richard Nixon: Honk If You Think He Was Guilty

Michael Winship | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In those early August days, events would reach a crescendo but none of us knew the final outcome, and that was Alistair Cooke's problem.

The Nixon That Watergate Exposed

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

He cynically fanned racism, manipulated white voters and prepared the ground for the conservative assault on civil rights, affirmative action and social programs that, in the years after his plunge to disgrace, the GOP has honed to a fine art.

Forty Years After Nixon Resigned: How Lobbyists Prepared for the Ford Transition

Heath Brown | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Heath Brown

There's an irony to how Ford ended up in the White House. The secretive nature of the Nixon White House was its ultimate downfall, but those chosen to rebuild the institution approached the transition with a similar level of secrecy.

Why Nixon Matters

Stanley Kutler | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Forty years ago, Richard M. Nixon made unprecedented constitutional history when he resigned the presidency amid the disgrace and scandal of Watergate. Yet Nixon endures. He stands as the commanding figure of American political life since the end of World War Two.