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Both Sides Now: Reagan/Matalin on Their Biases, Ryan-Buffett, Polls, Tattoos

HuffPost Radio | Posted April 22, 2012

Continuing a conversation begun last week with Arianna and Kellyanne Conway, Ron Reagan and Mary Matalin this week own up to where their premises/instincts come from and then apply their thinking to the big issue of Ryan Budget vs. The Buffett Rule. Based on slew of general election polls, should...

Robert Creamer

Mitt's War on Mitt

Robert Creamer | Posted April 22, 2012

By all rights, the Republican presidential candidate should have a lot of wind at his back in 2012.

  • President Obama's economic policies brought an end to the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression and have now yielded 25 straight months of private sector jobs growth. But many Americans are...
Andrew Reinbach

Wanted: Wartime Consiglieri

Andrew Reinbach | Posted April 22, 2012

I've been cured of my persistent fantasy that Americans can find common political ground if we try. Based on the evidence, I now believe the Right Wing's only happy to cooperate if we do everything their way and like it. So we're just going to have to slug it out....

Robert Kuttner

How Europe Could Sink Obama

Robert Kuttner | Posted April 23, 2012

Forget the potential for an unpleasant October surprise emanating in Iran, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan or North Korea. The biggest threat to Barack Obama's re-election is the economic folly of our good friends in the European Union, who seem determined to snuff our their economic recovery -- and ours.

America's own...

Betsy Rosenberg

The Eco-evolution Will Not Be Televised!

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted April 22, 2012

This is Earth Week, that brief period once a year, when you might actually see an in-depth green story, series, or panel discussion about an environmental topic on TV, or hear a few on the radio. Newspapers and magazines can be counted on to do an eco-themed article in late...

Juliette Fretté

Women and Children First? The Wishful Thinking of Titanic Dynamics

Juliette Fretté | Posted April 22, 2012

With the revitalization of Titanic 3D in theaters recently, we re-inscribe visions of romantic yesteryears -- when women were pretty pets of rich men or otherwise living property. But hey, at least they received preferential treatment in life or death ship disasters!

Yay.

Yet, this is not exactly...

Anna Jane Grossman

A Brief History of Pet Transportation Makes Romney's Dog-on-Roof Method Seem Almost Humane

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted April 23, 2012

Last Monday night, Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, discussed a 'scandal' that has been plaguing her husband's campaign: During road trips with his family of seven in the 1980s, her husband used to habitually strap their Irish Setter, Seamus, to the car roof in a crate.

"He would see that crate...

Andrew Becker

Ex-ICE Intelligence Chief Charged With Embezzlement

Andrew Becker | Posted April 22, 2012

A former intelligence chief for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is accused of embezzling more than $180,000 stemming from a travel voucher fraud and kickback scheme that has defrauded the government of more than $500,000.

James M. Woosley, 48, faces one count of conversion of public money, or embezzlement, according...

Kelly Rigg

It's Climate Change That Threatens Our Way of Life -- Not the Actions We Need to Take to Solve It

Kelly Rigg | Posted April 23, 2012

I'm honored to be speaking here on the National Mall today, in a place where so many people have made their voices heard over the years. Their words called out to the people in the Capitol building over there, to the occupant of that big white mansion down the street,...

Jonathan D. Moreno

Gene Screens for Soldiers

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted April 23, 2012

A team of scientists from UCLA and Duke have published the first study that identifies certain genes as involved in heightening the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder. Writing in the Journal of Affective Disorders, the researchers found that two genes were significantly associated with increased self-reporting of PTSD...

Bob Crittenden, M.D.

Young People Are Not Invincible

Bob Crittenden, M.D. | Posted April 22, 2012

Co-authored with Aaron Smith, co-founder and executive director of Young Invincibles

With the fate of our health care system on the line, one would think that the Supreme Court would base their decisions on clear facts and objective data on the monumental issues at stake. Yet when it comes...

Christine Pelosi

Earth Day Call to Service: Vote Green and Clean in 2012

Christine Pelosi | Posted April 23, 2012

This Earth Day is a poignant reminder of what's at stake in the 2012 elections. We can recycle and compost to our hearts' content, but unless we vote to clean up politics we won't save our planet from polluters.

We've come a long way since the first Earth Day in...

Sen. Mark Udall

Celebrating Earth Day

Sen. Mark Udall | Posted April 23, 2012

Wallace Stegner, a great writer of the American West, called our magnificent Western landscapes the 'geography of hope.' These precious lands, he noted, gave Americans our opportunity and our prosperity. Today, we celebrate Earth Day by taking action and recognizing the important role our land, air and water have in...

Rep. John D. Dingell

This World Is Not Ours

Rep. John D. Dingell | Posted April 22, 2012

I have always believed that each one of us has the responsibility to stand up for environmental protection for our world's future, because this world, as much as we take it for granted, is not ours. I believe we do not inherit this Earth from previous generations, but we borrow...

Glen Browder

Is It Time for Southern Democrats to 'Walk Out on the Porch, Pee, Pull the Light Chain, and Go to Bed'?

Glen Browder | Posted April 22, 2012

These are soul-searching times for Southern Democracy.

Southern Democracy -- defined as entrenched regional rule -- is no more. Republicans now reign throughout most of the South. The best that Southern Democrats can hope for is restoring their party to competitive parity in a two-party system.

However, it...

Arianna Huffington

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted April 21, 2012

This week, the Secret Service became a little less secret, getting a ton of ink for paying visits to prostitutes and to Ted Nugent. The hooker scandal broke when an agent who'd agreed to pay $800 for sex, offered just $30 after services had...