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Warren Bennis (1925-2014) - A Personal Remembrance

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Mark Goulston, M.D.

My last living mentor, Warren Bennis died on 7/31 after a valiant battle against a tough and long illness.  Warren was not just admired and respe...

Study: Don't Scapegoat U.S. Trafficking Law Because of Child Refugee Crisis

Free The Slaves | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Free The Slaves

Assertions have been made that the TVPRA is to blame for the influx of children fleeing Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Some news articles suggest that smugglers are telling parents of at-risk children that the U.S. offers a "free pass" to minors.

Friday Talking Points -- Happy Pi Day!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Setting a level for hypocrisy usually not so blatantly shown by Democrats, Senator Dianne Feinstein is hopping mad that the government spied on her computers. The irony is so thick you can spread it on toast.

The Millennials Being Left Behind [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mehroz Baig | Posted 10.02.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Individuals from the millennial generation will take over as policymakers, as heads of our institutions, as elected officials and as representatives of the private sector. And with power comes the responsibility of addressing the discrepancies we see in our systems today.

David Gergen Defends Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act Decision

Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Political commentator David Gergen weighed in on some of this week's big Supreme Court decisions in an interview with HuffPost Live at the Aspen Ideas...

David Gergen: Obama Administration Crossed The Line With Journalists

Posted 06.27.2013 | Media

David Gergen weighed in on the debate about the NSA leaks, telling HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin that the White House has crossed the line in som...

Obama or Romney? The Pessimist Will Lose

Meghan Keener | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Meghan Keener

It's likely that the political advisors, handlers, and speechwriters know that Americans have been casting our votes for hope for decades now -- and engineer the campaigns to maximize it.

From Paris, Obama Scored and Romney Was Clearly Overmatched

Michael Russnow | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Michael Russnow

From Paris, no coffee this time, but I did manage to stay up to watch the second presidential debate, beginning at 3 a.m. Unlike the first one watched in Amsterdam, the president was alert, prepared and seemed to leave Romney mystified at moments.

It Looked Like Biden Blew Ryan Away, So Why Did the Media Let Ryan's Misstatements Slide?

Michael Russnow | Posted 12.12.2012 | Media
Michael Russnow

Is it just that the media is so bent on keeping this election a horse race to induce interest and thus increase their ratings that they will say anything to keep one side from getting too far ahead?

Saving Lyin' Ryan

Mark Hertsgaard | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Mark Hertsgaard

Shading the truth is one thing; Politicians of all stripes do that all the time. But Ryan's speech to the Republican faithful on Wednesday night abused truth so often and so shamelessly that even some mainstream media voices took notice in their post-speech coverage.

Michael Calderone

CNN Analyst Reveals Bain Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.19.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- CNN senior political analyst David Gergen defended Mitt Romney this week against the Obama campaign's charges that the presumptive Republi...

Michael Calderone

Media Awards Romney New Hampshire Victory Before Votes Counted

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Politico's Mike Allen sounded a bit existential Monday night during a media panel at Saint Anselm College. "Why are we here?" he a...

Michael Calderone

Snubbed Time Mag Writer Blasts Romney Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.02.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Although Newt Gingrich may be surging lately, it's Mitt Romney who's stealing magazine covers this week. The former Massachusetts Governor...

Both Sides Now: War On Fraud Or Voters? GOP 'Fight Club'?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.23.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Matalin and Reagan differ on Voter ID laws that could undermine the right to vote. And will Obama win future GOP debates if Romney and Perry continue to audition for Fight Club?

George Clooney: AARP 'Shocked The S*** Out Of Me'

Parade | Posted 11.27.2011 | Fifty

As the gates opened into George Clooney's place along Lake Como in Italy, I was apprehensive and wondered how the next two days would be. What I found...

WHAAA? CNN Pundit Swims Nearly Naked With George Clooney

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Media

David Gergen is clearly a man with many sides to him. We knew that he was a reliable CNN pundit and professional Harvard wise man, but who knew that ...

David Gergen Speaks At Bentley University

Posted 07.24.2011 | College

On Sunday, May 21st, political commentator and presidential advisor, David Gergen gave the commencement address at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass...

2010 World Business Forum: Al Gore's Slides Can Save the Planet

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Abandoning the polluting 100-year-old technologies of the past to prepare for a sustainable 21st century could break our dependence, put people to work and save the economy, asserts Al Gore.

Blagojevich: Focus on Sentencing, Not a Retrial

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Let's move forward, US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, and spend the public's limited tax dollars and limited resources on catching some other bad guys. You did what you said you would do.

Warren Bennis: Still Surprised

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Warren Bennis is a master storyteller. If you haven't had the good fortune to meet him in person, his new book will make you feel as if you've known him his whole life.

Shirley Sherrod Defended By Diverse Coalition Calling For USDA To Give Her Job Back

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Scroll down for videos, including a complete version of Shirley Sherrod's speech that started the controversy.*** Shirley Sherrod has accomplished...

Aspen Ideas Festival: Ferguson, Gergen & Zuckerman Fear-monger on Deficits

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

If the government doesn't create demand right now, then America is heading back into recession. That should have been a view represented more squarely -- and debated -- at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

A Conversation With Valerie Jarrett, Senior White House Advisor

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rahim Kanani

Logic dictates that the higher you rise, the higher it is find friends you can trust. As Barack Obama rose to the most coveted office in the US, Valerie Jarrett became evermore important.

The 'Waterboarding' of America

Cyril E. Vetter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cyril E. Vetter

The BP spill has serious national security implications. Had Al-Qaeda blown up a supertanker, the national response would have been more intense by order of magnitude.

Are Your HR Leaders Building a Spirit of Business Partnership?

Jon Younger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jon Younger

David Gergen, an advisor to several U.S. presidents, offers some helpful advice on the question-How can I help my HR consultants to gain the self-confidence to act as true business partners?