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Continuity of Government 50 Years after S.J. Res. 139

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Fifty years ago, on September 28 and 29, 1964, the Senate unanimously approved S.J. Res. 139, the outline for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which provided procedures to fill a vice-presidential vacancy and to declare a presidential inability.

Government Continuity: Accidents Waiting to Happen

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Just as November 22, 1963 was a wakeup call regarding presidential succession and inability, 9/11 should have been regarding remaining governmental continuity gaps.

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...

Nixon: 'People Should Not Have Handguns'

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. He proposed ridding the market of...

Riding White Water Economics Without Paddles and Rudder

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What would it take for Pleasantville to become modern-day Greece -- where people are losing all that they have built and the social stress is undermining the solvency of the state?

NRA: It's Good to Live Like a King

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that the NRA's mission has nothing to do with its members, but everything to do with protecting the profits of the gun manufacturers who support the organization with big bucks.

China's Newest Export: Better PR for China

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

Lest you think that PR is just for tarnished sports heroes, bankrupt corporations and divorcing GOP hypocrites heavyweights, last month China launched a PR campaign aimed at improving the image of "Made In China."

Along Came Caroline. And Andrew. And Beau.

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Speculation about Hillary Clinton's successor in the Senate will soon be moot, but the debate about America's political dynasties is hopefully just starting.