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Donald Rumsfeld Confused About The Whole Tax Thing

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Donald Rumsfeld, the man formerly in charge of America's post-9/11 defense program, isn't sure if he filed his taxes correctly this year. The form...

If 'Money Shouts,' How Can Democracy Lower the Decibel Level So Both Sides Are Heard?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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David (47 percent) Corn debates Ron (not NJ's) Christie about the constitutional and political aspects of McCutcheon. Since the Roberts Court believes that money is more important than voting, how can pro-democracy advocates pursue the slogan, 'Money Out/ Voters In?'

Rumsfeld: The Recalled and the Unrecalled

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I have followed Rumsfeld's career from the '80, when I started CNN, until at least 2005, when as a guest on Fox News, I suggested that he be fired for the same reasons that Dan Rather had been fired -- he was the guy in charge when bad things were going on in his department.

Why Is This Blog Different From All Other Blogs?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Marty Kaplan

But then I wake up and smell the ma nishtana. If it's plutocracy, this must be Tuesday. Nice nations finish last. The golden rule isn't "do unto others," it's "don't get caught." Hope isn't "the thing with feathers," as Emily Dickinson called it. It's the thing with denial.

REPORT: Donald Rumsfeld Courted By 'Several' Potential GOP Presidential Candidates

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

Former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, known for his controversial decisions during the Iraq war, has been courted by several potential candidat...

George W. Bush's Crew Has Made A Deplorable Return

Salon | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

It’s been more than five years since Dick Cheney left the White House and nearly eight years since Donald Rumsfeld was booted from the Pentagon. Wit...

Challenging Condi Rice's Revision of History

Coleen Rowley | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Some of us predicted when Condi Rice left office that she would become intent on revising history. Faustian bargains don't end that quickly!

Errol Morris Presents Grinning, Nightmarish Rumsfeld in The Unknown Known

Brad Schreiber | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Brad Schreiber

The poster for Errol Morris's documentary The Unknown Known shows two-time Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with an unsettling grin and the headline, "Why is this man smiling?"

Stuff Happens: Errol Morris' Unknown Known

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Donald Rumsfeld, for no apparent reason, agreed to allow Fog of War documentarian Errol Morris to interview him. Was it to assure his legacy? We may n...

Trained Ape Comment

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Donald Rumsfeld to ADHD

Karin Badt | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"Everyone should have a chance to do this," gushed my sister Katy Frissora, speaking about our week together at the recent Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in Greece. "See documentaries from all over the world and talk to the directors afterwards. It makes you think. Plus, the Greeks are so wonderful!"

Rumsfeld: 'A Trained Ape' Would Do Better Than Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld slammed President Barack Obama on Monday, saying "a trained ape" would have better foreign policy skills. ...

Al Jazeera In Vermont

Jillian York | Posted 03.04.2014 | Media
Jillian York

When Burlington, Vermont's cable company, Burlington Telecom, decided to carry Al Jazeera, groups clamored both in protest and support, and bloggers around the world jumped on the story.

Where Will U.S. Torturers Be Held Accountable?

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Obama declared at the start of his presidency that, when it comes to holding U.S. officials accountable for torture, we must "look forward not back." While he has failed to close Guantánamo or usher in a new era of government transparency, Obama has managed to keep this one promise: fostering impunity for torture.

Four Months After Their Marriage, Her Husband Died in Iraq -- Now She's an Unremarried Widow

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 03.09.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Artis Henderson's book is easily the best memoir I read last year. It's one of those books you pick up and don't put down until you're done. And, believe me, you are done. Henderson underwrites every scene, and, because her writing is so clean and controlled, each sentence tightens her grip on your heart.

'Troublemaker' Hersh Should Be Welcomed Back

Robert Miraldi | Posted 03.02.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

It may be a New Year, but it is the same old Sy Hersh, arguably America's best investigative reporter, who is still sticking his thumb in the eye of power at the age of 76 and exposing what he sees as the abuse of power.

Obama and Castro: Caught Red-Handed?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Two leaders shake hands. Some people go nuts. ...

Bio-docs: Who Controls the Narrative?

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are in the midst of a bumper crop of bio-docs: documentaries focused on single figures who have wound up on the wrong side of history and who seemingly want the chance to get their side of the story on the record.

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Sunday, Sept.8

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It was an unfortunate case of quantity over quality during my first day at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. While I saw six films, there were only a couple I could heartily recommend.

Bush's Iraq Makes Obama's Syria a Much Tougher Sell

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When the president takes the country to war... ...

Rumsfeld Makes Baffling Statement On Syria

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Thursday that the failure of Iraq War intelligence was "part of the problem" in convincing other coun...

Rumsfeld Criticizes 'Feckless & Ineffective' Obama Plan

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a key figure in the decisions to go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan during George W. Bush's presidency, criti...

Can Hillary Clinton Break the 'Presidential Cabinet Curse'?

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Americans seem to have an aversion to electing Cabinet secretaries to the presidency. However, this was not always the case. In fact, the position of U.S. secretary of state was once a customary stepping-stone to the presidency.

Rumsfeld: Obama Has Failed To Justify Syria Intervention

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who served under former President George W. Bush and was a key player in the decisions to go to war in Iraq ...

Bradley Manning Headed To Prison, While Those Who Authorized Torture Go Free

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday for releasing 700,000 documents about the United States' worldwide...