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Philip Seymour Hoffman: It Feels Like a Death in the Family

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Miles Mogulescu

In my lifetime I've experienced the untimely death of many great performing artists. But I don't think I can remember one that has personally hit me so hard as Phil Hoffman's death.

Philip Seymour Hoffman: An Appreciation

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I first noticed Philip Seymour Hoffman's work in a serious way at Sundance in 1998, when he showed up in significant roles in two different films: Next Stop Wonderland and Montana.

16 Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies To Fill The Hole In Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment

Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday (Feb. 2) afternoon in his Manhattan apartment. It is believed Hoffman died from a dru...

PHOTOS: 25 Years Of Julia Roberts' Smile

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment

Happy birthday, Julia Roberts! Forever America's sweetheart both on-camera and off, the Oscar-winning actress turns 46 on Monday. She needs no introdu...

Dean Of Congressional Press Corps Pins Shutdown On Ryan Budget

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

David Rogers, the unofficial dean of the congressional press corps, has been reporting on Capitol Hill since Charlie Wilson was figuring out ways to f...

Give Afghanistan Schools Today (Or Don't Blame Islam Tomorrow)

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Before America leaves Afghanistan, Washington should pledge at least $1 billion to establish secular schools for boys and girls in Afghanistan.

'Our (New) Terrorists' the MEK: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 11.27.2012 | World
Coleen Rowley

The big money model for lobbyist success has paved the way for the coalition of MEK front groups to corrupt U.S. Government by funneling millions of dollars from who-knows-where to elected and appointed political figures to turn dark into light.

Joanne King Herring in Afghanistan: From Her Mouth to God's Ears

Jim Luce | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Jim Luce

You must know the story of Joanne King Herring, whether you realize it or not. She is the woman portrayed in the movie Charlie Wilson's War, played by Julia Roberts opposite Tom Hanks.

Wasting Lives and Money

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Globalization is nothing more than a trade war with production looking for a cheaper country in which to produce. Corporate America is the fifth column in this trade war -- it opposes rebuilding our economy.

Charlie Wilson's War on Libya

Sam Koppelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Koppelman

How do we make the endgame work in Libya? I'm only 15. This is the first time I've had the chance to watch a war unfold as an aware and politically active person.

Arms to Libya? Bad Idea

Ashwin Madia | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Ashwin Madia

Introduce arms into Libya now, and we're almost guaranteed that they'll be used against any peace keeping force sent in after current operations end, and Gaddafi is gone. And what then?

HuffPost Exclusive: Elizabeth & The Catapult's "You And Me," Plus Conversations with T-Bone Burnett, Next BIG Nashville's Jason Wilkins, and Author Jay Frank

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2010-09-29-elizabeththecatapult.jpg Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.

Outsourced's Rizwan Manji Aspires to Be the Next Jack Tripper

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

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The Myth of Ronald Reagan

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

A closer look at Reaganomics: One could argue that the selling of American businesses to overseas' markets began under Reagan.

Charlie Wilson: I Come Not to Praise Him, But to Bury Him

Melissa Roddy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melissa Roddy

Joanne Herring and Charlie Wilson have been celebrated as the heroes of Afghanistan, but the Afghan people see them in a different light. The documentary evidence paints a very different picture.

Charlie Wilson, John Murtha: The Ties That Bind

The New York Times | Carl Hulse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The death of former Representative Charlie Wilson of Texas is the loss of the second legendary member of the House Appropriations Committee in a week,...

Charlie Wilson Dead: Texas Congressman Was Hero Of 'Charlie Wilson's War'

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DALLAS — Charlie Wilson, the fun-loving Texas congressman whose backroom dealmaking funneled millions of dollars in weapons to Afghanistan, allo...

Old stars and new independents: A modest suggestion

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've got an idea for how to change independent film and kick-start the kind of serious attention that video-on-demand seems to require. And it all s...

Charlie Wilson: I'd Probably Shut Down The War In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Charlie Wilson, the former Democratic representative from Texas and the inspiration for the movie (and book) Charlie Wilson's War sat down with the Sc...

ReThinking Charlie Wilson's War: the Afghan War that Keeps On Taking

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The US will spend more on the war in Afghanistan next year than it will in Iraq. So I thought it would be interesting to take another look at Charlie Wilson's War.

Afghanistan and Lessons Not Learned

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Apparently, we Democrats, like the Republicans, believe that in order to get reelected we must keep the war going. More troops? Afghanistan is not worth the life of one more soldier.

Afghanistan: Could Britain be Losing its Appetite for War?

Cedric Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cedric Perrier

Defense is clearly at the sharp end of the Government's ongoing budget cuts. Yet British coffers alone may not be the only reason Brown is willing to stand firm.

Battleground Lahore: Taliban in the City

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The insurgents that the Pakistani and U.S. forces are battling are various fronts of poor, largely uneducated men doing what their ancestors have done for centuries: defending the Pashtun way.

"Scud Stud" Arthur Kent Sues Over "Charlie Wilson's War" Footage

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — The Canadian reporter known as the "Scud Stud" during the 1991 Gulf War has sued the makers of "Charlie Wilson's War" over footage...

Sam Stein

Charlie Wilson Backs Obama, Challenges McCain On Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now more of a movie icon than Washington power broker, former Rep. Charlie Wilson still maintains a key interest in all things political. And when it ...