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Beyond Disengagement and Anger

Nancy F. Koehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy F. Koehn

What this moment demands -- and what we are all seeking so ardently now on the larger public stage -- is leaders who help each of us unleash what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature."

How Open To Opportunity Are You?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Have you ever made a radical change in outlook and expectations to create a better life? If I could wave a magic wand for you, what would you have happen?

McClellan, MacArthur, McChrystal

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Militarizing the presidency obviously undermines the principle of civilian control, which the McChrystal kerfuffle brought to the forefront.

Borking Barak: Why the Right's Newest Attack on Kagan Is Wrong

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

This week, Republicans ramped up their newest attack on Elena Kagan: her praise in 2006 for Aharon Barak, Israel's former Chief Justice. This line of attack is as baseless as it is unsound.

Lincoln and Lee: A Seldom-Told Tale

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Stiehm

By seizing an estate once connected to George and Martha Washington, Lincoln made the point that Lee was nothing but a traitor to the government he had served as a career Army general.

Abraham Lincoln: Poet?

Slate Magazine | Robert Pinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The United States has had a head of state who was also a great writer. Only Marcus Aurelius can compete with Abraham Lincoln. Like many prose masters,...

Reality Check: Understanding the Mujahedin-e Khalq

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

There has not been a single credible and independently verifiable finding that the MEK ever targeted any civilians or non-combatants. This is why the Iranian mullahs have fabricated cases against it.

Keep The Filet-O-Fish And Give Us Back Our Government

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

The exact time of death is uncertain, but sometime between Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in 1863 and today, "government of the people, by the people, a...

When America Was Attacked

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The Confederacy was a well-armed rogue organization. And this is what Virginia wants to commemorate with a Confederate History Month.

Most SUCCESSFUL People Who Never Went To College (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Sure, a college degree can open a number of doors for those who hold them. But throughout history, some of the most renowned entertainers and entrepre...

What Would Jefferson Davis Do?

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

When Republicans gather after the November election to seek a scapegoat, they needn't bother with Michael Steele. The man who has diminished the party's chances is Bob McDonnell -- the governor didn't make a mistake. He blurted the truth.

America's Shame: Confederates' Defending Slavery

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

"Slavery is a moral evil in any society...more so to the white than to the black." -Robert E. Lee, Virginia The magnolia trees and white-columned b...

Lincoln: The Great Decapitator

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

And you thought Abraham Lincoln went to war to save the Union from collapse and free the slaves. Apparently not. The Civil War was fought to save the Union from VAMPIRES.

America's Poorest Presidents (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

US Presidents are, by nature, risk takers. You have to be to "lead the nation into war, annex millions of square miles of territory, or drop the atom...

Remembering A Divided Nation

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

America is as divided as it has been at any time since the Civil War. The rift is not as obvious as the subjugation of persons based on color. But do not doubt it is about conduct.

A House Divided, Again

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

Just as the free states could not tolerate the spread of slavery into their midst, so too, free, middle-class America will not tolerate the yoke of socialism put upon our necks.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Responding to Arizona's Immigration Law

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Now, for the first time in my life, there is a level of fear for me attached with being -- and looking -- Latina. A few times now I have returned home during the day after realizing that I didn't have my U.S. passport on me.

Professor Obama's Master Class

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

The health care bill passed, but neither side seems to realize that President Obama achieved one of the most difficult, easily the most complex, tactical political victories in our entire history.

Health Care Post-Mortem: Dems Feel the Wind at Their Back, GOP Hoisted With Its Own Cynical Petard

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The lives of millions of Americans will be improved because of what the Democrats have done. The Republicans, meanwhile, have been hoisted with their own deeply cynical petard.

It's Not the Tea Party's Country to "Take Back"

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

November is the election that counts, and we need to make it a clear statement to the bullies on the Right that they are not in charge.

11 Presidents' Favorite Books (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Presidents have always been great readers and history has always been interested in their favorite books. But what do those books say about our leader...

Obama v. Roberts: A Pseudo Event

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

ABC evening news offered us the ultimately silly and misplaced story of John Roberts' remarks about Obama's criticism of his Court's recent ruling. Once again, historical memory is sacrificed to the interests of a "good story."

Stigma Ain't What It Used To Be

Joe Pantoliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Pantoliano

On the flight back to JFK, I was consumed with thoughts about the plight of the soldiers, my own journey, and mental dis-ease, the taboo topic that had brought our paths together.

Slave Reparations -- The Globalist Connection

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Ehrmann

As the debate over slave reparations continues, an exhibit on Senator Judah P. Benjamin at the Louisiana State Archives sheds light on a statesman who helped build America's slave economy.

Politicians Will Not Change The World

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Perkins

Many of you have asked how I feel about the Obama administration . . . In short: the fact that we moved from a conservative Republican oilman from Te...