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Rattling the Chains of the Cold War

Keith Runyon | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

For the baby boom generation -- one of which I am and so is President Putin -- those crises were critical to the formation of our views of the world.

A Loss of Innocence Came with JFK's Assassination

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It has been fifty years and I keep waiting for the next Kennedy. But then I realize it is for future generations to find their own Kennedy, the person who will excite them enough to enter public service.

The Political TV Commercial as a Pivotal Component in American Presidential Politics and National Leadership by Q Score

Karl Grossman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Karl Grossman

It can be very unsettling. Consider what was widely described as a great problem for Al Gore when he ran against George W. Bush in 2000: most folks would rather, it was said, go out for a beer with Bush than Gore.

Congressional Contrarians Pay a Political Price for Their Dissent, but Are Often Vindicated by History

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

As 1952 and 1956 Democratic presidential nominee Adlai E. Stevenson reminds us: "All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions."

The Cuban Missile Crisis: What We Must Never Lose Sight Of 50 Years Later

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty
Hoyt Hilsman

Fifty years ago this week, much changed for me, my family and the rest of America. As a nation and a world, we had stared down the barrel of nuclear destruction. However, it seems clear that 50 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis we are not much closer to banishing the threat of nuclear war.

Caro Is Right About LBJ: I Know, I Was There

Newton N. Minow | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Newton N. Minow

Simply put, the LBJ I knew hungered for power, and knew he knew how to use it. The Kennedy I knew grudgingly but genuinely admired LBJ's ability. Robert Caro's book reminded me of a sad conversation I had with LBJ during the time he was languishing in the vice presidency.

PHOTOS: Celebrities Who Have Killed People

BuzzFeed | Posted 10.11.2011 | Celebrity

It turns out some very famous people have done some bad things. ...

How Old is Wisdom?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan had an interesting take this weekend (July 17) on President Obama's poll numbers and problems with the economy ...

Bald Pols: To Pay or Not Toupee

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Before TV dominated image-making, it was okay, even cool, to be a bald politician. But once the public began gazing at JFK's shock of blow-dried locks, bald pols have suffered.

Adlai Stevenson III To Pat Quinn: 'If Cohen Were My Running Mate, I Would Go Independent'

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Sen. Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL), who ran for governor as an independent in 1986 after he was saddled with an unacceptable running mate for lieu...

Tuesday's Five Lessons for the Democrats

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

On Tuesday, the Bay State shook Capitol Hill to its core. Here are the five lessons Democrats should learn from this special election.

Adlai Stevenson's Boyhood Home Going On The Market For $580,000

The Pantagraph | Mary Ann Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The boyhood home of Adlai E. Stevenson II will go up for sale Oct. 1 for $580,000 and include an easement that will protect most of its exterior for p...

Wanted: Suitable Senate Candidate

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

No one in the race has the resume, experience or heft required of a U.S. Senator. In fact, the bench in Illinois is pretty weak right now, among both Democrats and Republicans.

Why I Support Dan Hynes for Governor of Illinois

Adlai Stevenson III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Adlai Stevenson III

Dan Hynes can restore the politics, little remembered, that made the Land of Lincoln a great state rather than an object of national mockery.

The GOP Deserves Its Current State of Isolation

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

A loyal opposition would be a great thing; an opposition that added constructive ideas to the nation's political debate. But that's not where the GOP is today.

Colin Powell's Adlai Stevenson Moment

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama is all well and good, but he still has a way to go before the ignominious stain on his carefully culti...

Jason Linkins

Obama's Shoes: A Historical Comparison

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DailyKos has an image up, pulled from a collection of photos by Callie Shell, of Barack Obama reclining at a table, wearing shoes with holes in the so...

The Morning After

Nora Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nora Ephron

I forget how white Republicans are, and mean-spirited, and thin-lipped. I watch them and I think, is anyone buying this? Does anyone think we're better off today? That we're "winning" the war? Does anyone really think that executive experience trumps wisdom and intellect?

Is Obama The Next Adlai Stevenson?

Chicago Magazine | Richard Babcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

He was a Democratic presidential candidate from Illinois, a celebrated orator and an intellectual running against a military hero at the time of an un...

Go Team! 5 Ways The Democrats Can Lose The Un-Loseable Election

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Sachs

The odds may be against us, but with a little luck and a lot of good old-fashioned stupidity, we can get to the promised land of failure once again.