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Election Day November 2010

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Excerpted from the introduction to "The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office" by John Bredar. Scroll down to see a slide show ...

Fueling Ethnic Tensions in the Persian Gulf is Not a Strategy for Middle East Stability

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Abdi

Washington risks entering into a game of escalating provocations with Tehran even as continuing efforts to restart talks in November are underway. Ir...

Bush Created A No-Win Situation in Afghanistan for Obama

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

In a recent CNN poll the amnesiac and FOX-demented American public near-equated the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama because of the fal...

Bush Economic Team (and Voodoo Economics) Is Back

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donald Cohen

In Gregory Mankiw's view the extra taxes he pays when tax cuts expire are all a cost to him and his children's inheritance. But he fails to explore the other real benefits.

Movie Review: Inside Job

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Inside Job explains complex ideas with a clarity and skill that make them comprehensible to anyone willing to pay attention. But Charles Ferguson does it in a way that doesn't dumb things down.

The F Word: Is the Drug War a Class War?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The war on drugs. We keep calling it that, it seems, because we like wars on abstract concepts. Like the war on terror, the war on drugs racks up one ...

The F Word: Echoing at the Extremes

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

This weekend, at a panel on the U.S./Mexico border in Marfa, Texas, GRITv friend, reporter Mark Danner discussed the "thinning out" and hard...

Jon Stewart, Your Rally Is Laughing-at-You Funny

Daniel Denvir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel Denvir

Jon Stewart, you are funny as hell. But your march is seriously dumb. This young century's great problems are not rudeness and rank partisanship, but a government abetting ruthless misadventure at Wall Street and the Pentagon.

Former Bush Budget Director Leads Dem Opponent In Ohio Senate Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-- Former Bush budget director Rob Portman is enjoying a commanding advantage over his Democratic rival, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, in th...

Let's Get Back The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peter G. Miller

The news from the National Association of Realtors for August is fairly brutal and speaks for itself: "Existing-home sales, which are completed trans...

Monday Will Never Be The Same: Conversations With Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik, David Gray and Josiah Leming

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Goo Goo Doll's John Rzeznik's has some advice for up-and-coming acts: "Don't worry about getting famous because that means nothing. There are a lot of really useless people in this world that are famous."

Enough About the Nut Bag In Florida; the Noise Is Dangerous

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Our actions as a nation have been far more offensive to the Muslim world than a crazy man in Florida. Bush's illegal occupation of Iraq and our failed mission in Afghanistan have only harmed us more.

The Killer Inside Me As a Metaphor for America

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

We need to take out the killer in us and transform that negative energy bringing down the US into something creative and positive that binds us together and builds us back into a strong healthy country.

American Workers: Laid Off On Labor Day

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peter G. Miller

Today we celebrate Labor Day but we don't celebrate labor. We're quickly dividing the country into rich and poor and shrinking the middle class. It's a formula for national disaster.

The F Word: Accepting Defeat in Iraq

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Better we come to grips with defeat than concede that a lawless operation in some way won and made the U.S. stronger. It didn't.

WATCH: Tony Blair Right About Iraq?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

ABC's Christiane Amanpour spent "a couple of hours" with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to talk about politics and friendships, the essentia...

The F Word: Fight Tea Party Voters With Fresh Voters

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Candidates have been in their districts, making nice to likely mid-term voters. They're more scarce than general election voters, and typically a more...

Obama OutFoxes Right Wing on Iraq

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Weller

In a time of language tricks -- offensives become surges, insurgents are militants, combat troops become combat brigades -- it's all about perception management.

Palestinian Strategic Path Towards Independence Will Continue Despite Obstacles

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If as a result of Israeli obstructionism the latest peace talks fail, Palestinians will have no choice but to declare their state unilaterally and hope the world will recognize it.

Tony Blair: Gordon Brown Has 'Zero' Emotional Intelligence

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Tony Blair regrets banning fox hunting, but not invading Iraq. He was captivated by Princess Diana, intimidated by Queen Elizabeth II. ...

Obama Phones George W. Bush From Air Force One Ahead Of Iraq Speech

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — As he prepares to herald the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, President Barack Obama has spoken by phone to former...

Laura Bush And Karl Rove Headline Texas Book Festival | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Texas Book Festival releases its list today of authors participating in the 15th annual event, and the big names include a well-known radio journa...

Obama Mortgage Modification Plan -- 100 Times Better Than Bush

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter G. Miller

Just about every posting regarding the Obama mortgage modification program says it's a dud. Those on the left say not enough has been done, those on t...

Exclusive Preview of DC Comic's Katrina Comic Dark Rain

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bryan Young


Social Security Turns 75: Democrats Celebrate While Tea Party Republicans Grab the Ax

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The next time someone asks you about the difference between the parties, just remind them that when Social Security turned 75, Democrats celebrated while Tea Party Republicans grabbed the ax.